It is a joy and indeed inspiring to see all the fresh new growth in the gardens all ready!
The farm is truly built on the practices of sustainability and utilizing resources wisely. Sheep, rabbits, goats and chickens seem to be enjoying their communal living. The sheep particularly like to give a Bob a challenge in finding greener fields outside their intended space, but so far Bob has been up to the challenge and seems to be winning!
Bob has organized the 2012 Saving Seeds Camp and School. Posting here the details so you can check it out. Please feel free to share! Young and old are encouraged to attend. Many of you are connected to organizations that would find this experience especially helpful. Now more than ever, it is essential that we learn to save seeds and sustainable farming practices.
Here’s the schedule July through November!
SAVING SEEDS FARM
2012 WORKSHOPS & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Saving Seeds Farm is a not-for-profit educational farm and a project of Food for Maine’s Future
10am – 12pm, followed by lunch
A four-part course covering the basics of seed production, harvesting, and saving for the garden or small farm. Includes hands-on activities. For beginners to intermediate.
June 16 – The Reproductive Life of Plants: An introduction to seed saving
July 7 – Annuals and Biennials
July 21 – Selection, Isolation & Hand-pollinating
September or October (date TBD) – Techniques for processing and storing dry and wet seed
Cost: $150 for four classes, includes farm lunch. $40 for individual classes. Scholarships and work trade available. Space is limited to 12 students.
2012 Seed Camp
August 17 – 20
A weekend-long intensive course on small-scale farming and seed production. Includes workshops on producing a variety of seeds for the garden to small farm. Farm tours, workshops, hands-on learning, and time for socializing. Deadline for registration is July 31. Tenting and outdoor accommodations available. Scholarships and work trade available. For more info contact Bob St.Peter at 244-0908 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $300, includes 8 meals made from seasonal and organic ingredients. Vegetarian/vegan options available.
Other Community Events – Families Welcome!
July – September, Saturdays 8am – noon
Volunteer at Saving Seeds Farm
Enjoy a relaxed morning of farm work then sit down to a potluck lunch. The farm will close the Saturday of Common Ground Fair.
September – November (exact dates & times TBD)
Winter Squash Harvest & Seed Processing
These events are free and open to the public. Soup and bread provided.
Donate to Food for Maine’s Future today and support our work to build a just, secure, sustainable, and democratic food system.
Food for Maine’s Future/Saving Seeds Farm
3 Flower Farm Lane
PO Box 51
Sedgwick, ME 04676
We look forward to seeing you out on the farm! We welcome visitors and are happy to give tours!