The effectiveness of rotational grazing for improving forage growth and storing carbon in soils depends on many factors, one of the most important of which is adaptation through experiential knowledge and decision making. This workshop will build on the experience of 4 ranchers as they have practiced holistic or rotational management in various geographic contexts with different herd types. The workshop will include an overview of development of a grazing plan, how to observe plant recovery and adaptive management in the context of small acreage. We will also discuss intensive rotational grazing for smaller livestock (goats, chickens and pigs), which are becoming increasingly important in food systems due to the cost of land and production. Following the workshop, we will tour Fiesta Farm, and overview their rotational system. Presenters include Joe Morris (Morris Grassfed Beef), Mark Biaggi (Tomkat Ranch), Rebecca King (Monkeyflower Ranch), Sarah Lopez (Fiesta Farm), and Rich Casale (retired NRCS). Please register in advance to reserve your space: email@example.com.
Tagged class, education, farm, farming, food advocacy, food education, health, holistic, holistic grazing, land use, local, our environment, regional food web, sustainability
Give What You Can on December 3
December 3rd is “Giving Tuesday,” and you can become a member of Slow Food USA for a donation of any amount on that day. This link will be live with an open entry form on December 3: slowfoodusa.org/give-what-you-can.
Be sure to note ‘South Bay’ as your designated Chapter.
94.1 FM – www.kpfa.org/program/the-herbal-highway , Now On Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
The Herbal Highway enhances the community’s knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative choices to standard medical practices for healing. In order to have balanced life, The Herbal Highway actively supports and promotes Indigenous land rights, protection of sacred sites and the sustainability of the
Earth as integral parts of individual, community and global healing.
Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes.
No yard? No problem! Grow some microgreens. This gourmet specialty crop can be grown using recyclable containers and on a windowsill. We will show how to plant a tray of greens in class and complete the growing cycle at home.
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Beth McGuire
|Look forward to interesting Speakers, Seed Exchange, Great Silicon Valley Bean Weigh-In, Potluck Buffet* and Garden Chat
9 – 10 Set up. All are welcome to assist. Seed Exchange – open all day
10 – 11 Joyce Eden & Instant Pot Demo w Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean
11 – 12 Garden & Seed Chat – How does your garden grow? sharing garden stories, brIng your questions. Keep your hands busy cleaning seeds to exchange while we chat and learn from our local experts -> YOU! Screens and seeds will be available to try your hand or Bring YOS to clean and share. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your garden and seed questions.
12 – 1 Peter Ruddock – Slow Food & the Ark of Taste Ark
1 – 1:40 Craig Dremann – Landscape Restoration w/ Native Grasses
1:40 – 2 pm Great Silicon Valley Bean Weigh-In – bring your Cherokee Trail of Tears beans to share with the community and celebrate our collective achievements. Raffle for all who return CToT beans.
2:00 – 3:00 +
3pm clean up
Free with food and seeds to share OR suggested donation of $5-$20.
No one turned away.
*Please bring plant based food and drink for potluck buffet table & your plate, cup and utensils for zero waste.
This is a community event and community participation is welcome, particularly in setting and cleaning up. Please come a little early to help set up and/or stay a little late to help clean up. Thank you.
Tagged education, food advocacy, food education, garden, harvest, landscape, native plants, Seed exchange, seeds, Slow Food South Bay, sustainability