Seed, Plant & Scion Exchange

Check out this amazing workshop lineup at the Seed Exchange!

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Panel

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Join a discussion with representatives from three local Indigenous Food Sovereignty programs working to meet their communities’ need for fresh, healthy, and culturally Indigenous foods. Hear from Daniel Holsapple with the Daluviwi’ Community Garden at Blue Lake Rancheria about growing produce for their elders and offering summer agricultural internships for high school and college students. Learn how Centro Del Pueblo strives to connect the refugee and immigrant communities with their ancestral foods and growing methods from Executive Director, Brenda Perez. Discover how the Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab is doing research and hands-on practice to preserve traditional ecological knowledge around food from researcher Karley Rojas

Bonnie Parker, Bear River Community Garden

Brenda Perez, Executive Director, Centro Del Pueblo/Jardín Santuario

Karley Rojas, Staff Research Associate, Cal Poly Humboldt Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab

Humboldt Coastal Gardening

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Learn about crop timing, succession planting, season extension, and avoiding common pests & diseases in our temperate coastal climate with Eddie Tanner, Specialty Crops and Horticulture Advisor with UC Cooperative Extension in Humboldt-Del Norte. Eddie has been a farmer and agriculture educator in this region for nearly 25 years and is the owner of Deepseeded Farm in Arcata. 

Eddie Tanner, Specialty Crops and Horticulture Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension in Humboldt-Del Norte

Biochar Demonstration

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:30 – 3:00pm

Gray Shaw and Susan Nolan of the Institute for Sustainable Forestry will give a demonstration on how to make biochar in your home burn pile with a few simple modifications. They will also show how to process the char into a valuable soil amendment, and discuss how biochar benefits plants.Gray Shaw and Susan Nolan, Institute for Sustainable Forestry

Composting: The Dark Art of Decay

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 3:00 – 4:00pm

Hear a brief overview of composting legislation SB1383 and how the new law is being implemented in Humboldt County with Shelly Reider from Zero Waste Humboldt. 

Learn about many different ways to compost from local biodynamic farmer Mica O’Herlihy. Techniques covered will include Johnson-Su bio accumulators, weed tea, anaerobic vs aerobic compost teas, thermophilic vs mesophilic piles, hydrolysate, Korean natural farming, and vermicompost.

Shelly Reider, Zero Waste Humboldt

Mica O’Herlihy, Selkie Land and Sea