“How do you sow the seeds of a better food system?”
Mendocino Permaculture’s 33rd Annual
Winter Abundance Workshop
Saturday January 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Fairgrounds in Boonville
Just a little less a week now until the Mendocino Permaculture’s Winder Abundance Workshop! The event is free and fantastic! Head on over to the Facebook event page for a schedule of events, carpooling schemes, and volunteering information. Among other great offerings, the workshop hosts an extensive seed and scion exchange and sells over 500 different kinds of root stocks of fruit and plants specifically selected for the climate range.
Food and beverages will be available to purchase and organizers are asking everyone to bring their own ware for eating. For more information please call Barbara/Rob at 707 895-3897, Richard 459-5926, or Mark at 463-8672.
Ever wonder how to harvest and roast chestnuts over an open fire? Find out more HERE.
And now you know!
The Experimental Farm Network seeks to preserve the world’s biodiversity one seed at a time. The best case for a plant’s survival is for people to grow it widely.
Taylor is part of the Experimental Farm Network, a New Jersey-based group that connects farmers and gardeners to exchange rare and threatened varieties of plants, including those from a Syria upended by war. The network is concerned with plummeting biodiversity, and encourages collaborators to develop new types of fruits and vegetables in a kind of democratization of rare genetic material.
This year, he became especially interested in Syrian seeds. Most of us don’t think about agriculture as one of the losses of war. We think of the loss of human life, the rubbled cities and the looted archaeological sites.
But agriculture, too, is an ancient heritage that can be vulnerable. In Syria, some farmers cannot access the seeds they need, fertilizer or irrigation, according to several Syrian agricultural experts and a July report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
To read more of this article from the Guardian, CLICK HERE!
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