OSA to Host Seed Workshop in Humboldt County

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2010

Contact

Jared Zystro, 608-957-4829, jared@seedalliance.org

Grain and Seed Production in Humboldt County

Organic Seed Alliance and Shakefork Community Farm host field day on October 3rd

Farmers and gardeners interested in organic grain and vegetable seed production have the opportunity to learn important skills next month in Humboldt County.

Organic Seed Alliance and Shakefork Community Farm host a seed and grain field day in Carlotta, CA, on October 3rd for farmers, gardeners, and other interested members of the community. Registration is not required. The field day will include:

  • Grain production, harvesting, and processing, including a tour of the fields and equipment;
  • Vegetable seed production, harvesting, processing, and storage;
  • Techniques for do-it-yourself plant breeding; and
  • Information about Organic Seed Alliance and local seed systems;

There is a suggested donation of $5 – 10. Jack-o-lantern pumpkins are available for purchase from the Shakefork pumpkin patch.

Shakefork Community Farm in located at 7914 Highway 36. From Highway 101, go about 7.5 miles east on Highway 36. The driveway is on the right just before the new Carlotta Fire Station. Look for the yellow diamond shaped sign with a black fire truck on it and the mailbox marked with the street address. Park as directed and follow the gravel road straight back, over the creek, and to the farm.

For more information or to set up carpooling, contact Jared Zystro at 608-957-4829 or jared@seedalliance.org.

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