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The National Heirloom Seed Expo

events seed saving Sep 19, 2018

Last week we made the trek up from San Diego to Sonoma County, California to connect with all things food and agriculture related. This has been somewhat of a regular event for us.

The National Heirloom Seed Expo has been going on for nearly 8 years up in Santa Rosa California. Organized by the good folks from Baker Creek Seeds

The Expo features hundreds of amazing speakers sharing knowledge on farming, seed saving/breeding/growing, as well as on many other aspects of the local foods movement like beekeeping and art. Speakers this year included some notable authors such as Jeff Lowenfels of "Teaming with Microbes" and John Jeavons of "How to Grow More Vegetables." We even had a few local San Diegan speakers representing this year.

In addition to speakers, there were many activities to take part in. Live music was going on all three days. There were numerous vendors with books, tools, seeds, plants, and more. There was a great kids zone this year featuring a "squash" labyrinth. 

Then like every year, there was the squash tower in the main hall showcasing the variety of squash available as well as tables featuring tomatoes, watermelons, fruits, and more. Check out the video to see some of these.

We will definitely be back next year! Thanks Heirloom Seed Expo