United Tribes NewsDragonfly Tales
February 4, 2014
UTTC Land Grant Agro-Ecology Extension Program
Seed-Saving Workshop at UTTC
By Colette Wolf, Land Grant Agro-Ecology Extension Educator
For those wishing to learn more about seed saving, the UTTC Land Grant Agroecology Extension Program will host a two-day workshop February 22-23. It will run from 10a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday the 22nd and 9 to NOON on Sunday the 23rd. The workshop takes place in the Skill Center Nutritional Classroom.
We have room for 25 people for this exciting ‘Train-the-Trainer’ event. We will cover seed identification, plant ecology, plant taxonomy, seed harvesting techniques, storage, record keeping and much more.
This is a GREAT workshop for the beginner and a wonderful refresher course for the more advanced. We will include plenty of hands-on learning.
Please register by February 10. Contact me, Colette wolf, email@example.com or call 701-255-3285 x 1426. Lunch on Saturday will be a culinary delight of traditional foods.
Gardening projects are lining up for the 2014 growing season. A few highlights include a $1,500 Orchard Grant from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. This will help to install an irrigation system in Dragonfly Garden, home to our fruit orchard. This watering system will provide a ‘bubbler’ to each tree. The bubbler will be located near the base of the tree. When the irrigation system turns on, water will gently bubble forth around the tree base. This will provide water directly to where it is needed. The entire system will run on solar power. So, get ready for bumper crops of apple, pear, cherry, plum, apricot and peach!
“Seed Saving Workshop”
UTTC Skill Center Building
February 22: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Traditional Foods Lunch Provided)
February 23: 9 a.m. – NOON
- Indigenous Seed Saving Techniques
- Seed Storage
- Organizing Community Seed Projects
Lead Presenter: ZACHARY PAIGE, White Earth Land Recovery Project
- GREAT Workshop for the Beginner
- Wonderful Refresher for the Advanced
- Plenty of Lands-on Learning
- CEU’s Available
FREE EVENT! NO CHARGE!
Register by February 10
Space Available for Only 25 Participants
Colette Wolf: firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-255-3285 x 1426
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