POSTPONED: Seed to Soil Garden Conference

COVID – 19 Update: We are not longer going to be able to use Traip Academy for our gathering on April 4th. As no one knows what is going to happen over the next few weeks, we are therefore postponing this event until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates and keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram feeds for some pop-up seed give-away dates!
Slow Food Seacoast, in collaboration with Seacoast Permaculture , presents the Sixth Annual Seed to Soil Garden Conference, Saturday, April 4 from 10 am to 4 pm at R. W. Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave, Kittery, ME. Join us as we meet in community to share our skills, knowledge and love of gardening!
The garden conference begins with a fermentation demonstration. Learn how to turn the last of winter root storage crops into a delicious, nutritious and pro-biotic rich food.
The demonstration will be followed by a potluck lunch (where we will sample some fermented foods) from 11:30 – 12:30. Please bring a dish to share and your own dining kit (plate, cup, utensils) so that we can reduce waste.
Afternoon workshops run from 12:30 – 4:00. Local garden-related organizations will be tabling, offering demonstrations and giving away seeds.
This year’s workshops will include:
– Traip Greenhouse Tour
– Freed Seeds’ work on seed sovereignty
– Seed saving and giveaways with Piscataqua Seed Project
– More activities (coming soon…)
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 R. W. Traip Academy, Kittery’s public high school. Traip offers an after-school and summer program for their students led by horticulturist Anne Masury who will be giving us a tour and showcasing their program.
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 .