SEED: The Untold Story
October 30th, 2016
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.
A Dried Japanese Persimmon Class
November 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ancient Japanese food art of Hoshigaki turns hachiya persimmons into an amazing, shelf-stable delicacy. The process is all done through patient hanging and massaging of the fruit. The process is listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste under “Japanese Hand-Massaged Persimmons.”
Evan Gregoire, owner of Portland Seedhouse is one of few dedicated farmers who perpetuate the tradition. We will provide the fruit and special bamboo hanging pole, while giving instructions and demonstrate how you can do this successfully at home.
Seed Saving Basics with the Portland Seedhouse
Saturday November 19th, 2016 – 10:00 AM
Learn how to seed save. Winter is the best time to plan your garden and start ordering seeds. Plan your veggie garden while thinking about saving your own seeds like tomatoes, beans, corn and more.
This is a great opportunity to pick up skills that will last you a lifetime. Seed saving is like riding a bike, you always can get right back on it.
Looking forward to seeing you there.