Slow Food Seacoast and Seacoast Permaculture present the fourth Annual Seed to Soil Garden Conference, on Saturday March 10, 10am to 4pm at the Seacoast Waldorf School, 403 Maine 236, Eliot, ME. The conference will feature a potluck lunch, demonstrations, workshops and seed sharing, with the purpose of bringing together a community of growers working to preserve agricultural heritage and teach a love of gardening to all generations.
Heidi Feinstein, chef, farmer and founder of Life Alive Urban Oasis Organic Cafe, will open the conference with a cooking demonstration entitled Scrumptious and Simple Sauce Making. Afternoon workshops include:
- Edible Landscapes: For Health, Habitat, Families and the Future with John Forti
- Starting a Slow Food School Garden with Alison Magill
- Big Yields from Small Spaces with Pamela Hargest
- Seed Saving 101 with Jacqueline Bruhn
The conference is open to school gardeners, teachers, community gardeners, home gardeners and anyone looking to connect with other gardeners in our community. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance through the Slow Food website. Professional development credits are available to educators.
Why Seed to Soil? The cycle of life and of our food begins with a seed. As a plant grows, matures and dies, it returns to the soil as organic matter that nourishes the seeds of the next generation. In parallel, experienced gardeners nourish the younger generations of growers and gardeners. This cycle of life is what we wish to promote at our conference.
Slow Food Seacoast is a local chapter of an international organization whose mission is to educate the community about the importance of sustainable food systems that emphasize good, clean and fairly produced food for all.
Seacoast NH Permaculture promotes the development of life skills for sustainable living and beyond. Permaculture regenerates healthy, productive landscapes and communities by applying ecological principles to the design of human habitats. Through discussions, work parties, lectures, and potlucks we work together to create a great sustainable future.