News/Events - July 2016
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The Flint Corn Community Project was a place of great excitement this afternoon as youth from the TRACKS summer camp program learned about indigenous agriculture. After being introduced to corn, beans, and squash, also known as The Three Sisters, the campers were taught the importance of tending the plants. Sitting in the shade of one of The Mount’s many apple trees, TRACKS staff Dawn Martin explained soil formation and pest management. Bea Chan of Farms at Work helped campers make solitary bee nests.
We look forward to hosting TRACKS and many other community groups throughout the summer. Like the Flint Corn Community Project on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flintcorn.
TRACKS summer camp experiences offer kids aged 8-15 opportunities to weave Indigenous cultural knowledge with math and science curriculum. For more information on registering, visit: www.trackscamp.wordpress.com/summer-camp.
Join Farms at Work and The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security for a series of two on-farm workshops on Seed Production in the Market Garden. Register for both workshops and save!
Growing Seed to Support Your Market Garden
Tuesday, July 26 | Hastings | 9AM – 12PM | $20 or $35 for both workshops
Chick-a-biddy Acres has a long history in the farming community in the Kawarthas, as one of the first CSAs in the region 17 years ago. If you’ve been considering integrating seed crops as part of your market garden operation, for sale or for on-farm use, join us on July 26th to learn how Chick-a-biddy Acres is meeting the challenge! Bob Wildfong, Executive Director of Seeds of Diversity, will be on hand to answer questions about growing and saving for seed.
Best Practices for Harvesting and Cleaning Seed
Monday, September 26 | Campbellcroft | 9AM – 12PM | $20 or $35 for both workshops
On September 26th, join us for a second workshop at Urban Harvest for the opportunity to learn seed-harvesting and cleaning techniques from Urban Harvest owner and experienced seed-saver, Colette Murphy, and Jill Bishop from Urban Tomato. Urban Harvest has been harvesting and selling seed for nearly 20 years and offers over 100 kinds of seed!