Seed to Soil Garden Conference, March 11
Connect with gardeners in our community!
Slow Food Seacoast, in collaboration with Seacoast NH Permaculture, presents the Third Annual Seed to Soil Conference, Saturday, March 11 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Seacoast Waldorf School, 403 Maine 236, Eliot, ME. Join a community of gardeners working to preserve our agricultural heritage and teach a love of gardening to all generations.
This year we are thrilled to have Evan Mallett, Chef/Owner of Black Trumpet in Portsmouth and author of Black Trumpet: A Chef’s Journey Through Eight New England Seasons, open the conference with a cooking demonstration.
This year’s workshops include:
- Seed Libraries: How to Save, Grow and Replenish Local Seeds
- NH Harvest of the Month, a new program for schools and organizations
- Sheet Mulch & Compost: Create Soil, Feed Soil
- Attracting Pollinators to your Home or School Garden
The conference begins with the cooking demonstration followed by a potluck lunch from 11:30 – 12:30. Afternoon workshops run from 12:45 – 3:30 followed by a seed share beginning at 3:30.
Tickets are $25 and $20 Slow Food members, Seacoast Permaculture members and Educators. They can be purchased online here or at the door (cash or check only)
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.
This year’s event is hosted at Seacoast Waldorf School. Waldorf curriculum focuses on outdoor play and experiential learning, much of which happens in their school gardens!
More About Our Partner:
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! Join our online meetup group:Seacoast-NH-Permaculture.