Sierra Seeds: Growing Food in Drier Lands

Are you wondering how to be water-wise in your garden this season?Are you concerned that you will not have enough water resources to grow a nourishing garden during a drought?  Because climate uncertainty has now become “the new normal,” many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in our area and California are desperately seeking ways to adapt their food production to become more resilient in the face of drought and climate extremes. This workshop draws upon the wisdom and practical knowledge from desert farming traditions all around the world to offer time-tried strategies for:

 

  • Building greater moisture-holding capacity and nutrients in soils
  • How to build swales and terraces to slow water on your property.
  • Protecting fields from damaging winds, drought, and floods
  • Selecting seeds, grains, fruits, nuts, herbs and perennials that are best suited to warmer, drier climates
  • Using the drought as a crop improvement screen to create more drought tolerant crops.

 

This event will be Filmed and available as a online webinar for future viewing.

Located at Sierra Seeds Research Farm, North San Juan CA. Cost $25 in person, $10 online access to webinar available the following week. For more Information and to register please visit Sierra Seed’s Website