On October 19th, local heirloom seed savers and worker-owned co-operative Southern Exposure Seed Exchange will be hosting a Young Farmer’s Mixer to facilitate an enriching community building experience, provide networking opportunities and have fun. We want to provide young farmers and young farmer recruits with access to examples of financially viable business models for new farms, homesteading resources and land link organizations. We also want to facilitate connections between landowners who want their land in cultivation and land-less farmers. There will be opportunity to link farmers with food justice organizations and illustrate how food justice activism can play into a small farm business.
The event will begin with a tour of Southern Exposure’s seed and trial gardens and a demonstrative seed-saving workshop. Then there will be a time for folks to visit the various organizations’ booths and mingle over a potluck dinner. The day will end with an Old Fashioned Hoedown, complete with dancing, home-grown music, apple folk tales, food, drink and good spirit.
4:00 – Tour of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange trial and seed gardens
5:00 – Seed saving demonstration
6:00 – Dinner, keynote speaker, young farmer networking session
7:30 – Apple folk tales and music from Diane Cluck
8:30 – Music and dancing and merriment!
Hope you can make it!