- Most of the seed for the Seed and Plant Exchange is locally provided by small-scale growers and backyard gardeners. Above is a list of some of our generous contributions from organic seed companies to make sure no one goes home empty-handed at the Exchange.
Seeds, Plants, Workshops, Food, Raffle, Music and more.
Start your starts, clean your seeds. It’s that time of year again where we celebrate, share, and swap seeds and plants. Bring the whole family stay for lunch and dance to some great local music. FREE
Here is the schedule for the free work shops taught by great local teachers.
11 a.m. – Seed Saving – Jared Zystro
12 p.m. – Fruit Tree Grafting – Mark Dupont
1 p.m. – Watershed Conscious Property – Dan Mar
2 p.m. – Crop Planning for Maximum Harvest – Eddie Tanner
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.