This event is a run by all volunteers. With over a thousand people attending last year we need all the help we can get. The importance of food security and access to healthy low cost food is more important than ever. Help make this event possible by signing up for a volunteer slot on our Google doc or e-mailing us with your availability. Below is a link to the Google doc volunteer sign in sheet.
Thanks from all of us at the Permaculture Guild
The Humboldt Permaculture Guild has confirmed plans for Humboldt County’s second annual Fruit Tree and Scion Exchange. The event will be held on Sat. 31st at the Bayside Grange in Arcata from 11am to 2pm. This event follows the same spirit of our annual Seed and Plant Exchange but focuses on the exchange of perennial fruit tree propagation material. Because this material is collected in winter while trees are dormant, we are hosting this separate event. Both experienced fruit growers as well as the general public are invited to share quality scion wood and talk about growing fruit in Humboldt County. With the diversity of microclimates in our area, the Scion Exchange is meant to educate the community on which varieties do best in our unique region. For those who are already growing plenty of fruit, we invite you to share scion wood from your best producers or exotic cultivars. For those who have established trees that don’t produce good fruit, we invite you to come collect scion wood from our event that you can later graft to your existing tree. And for those who are still planning/planting phase, we invite you to come chose your cultivar, which we can show you to graft onto new rootstock, which you can take home with you. We will have grafting demonstrations by local experts as well as a few varieties of rootstock available. Since the fresh fruit is mostly gone, we invite you to bring fruit of any preparation (sauce, butter, juice, dried, etc.) to share the flavors of our cultivars. Photos are handy as well. Hope you can make it. For more info call Marlon Gil at (707) 672-3102.
This Tuesday the 7th of January 5:30pm at CCAT. We will be having our monthly meeting.
Because we are only a few months away from our yearly Seed and Plant Exchange we will be having meetings at-least twice a month. Our meetings for the next few month will be primarily focusing on the Seed Exchange
This months second meeting will be Wednesday the 15th of January also 5:30 at CCAT.
If you can’t make the fist one come to the second one and find out how you can help make this years Seed Exchange amazing. We need all the help we can get.
In these times of uncertain climate change it becomes even more important that we as a community come together to share seed genetics and create as much food security as we can.
Hope to see you there.
Pray for rain.
~Levon & the Guild