Sixth Annual Labor Day SEED FEST and Professional SEED WORKSHOP

Sept. 1-2-3 /// Meadowlark Hearth; Scottsbluff, NE, camping available for non local participants.

Come by Friday evening, to be ready to participate early Saturday morning, Sept 1st , 8 am -5 pm

for the Professional Seed Workshop and SUNDAY, Sept 2nd 8 am – 3: pm

This course is designed for experienced growers and farmers but we will welcome anyone interested in seed.  We'll focus on seed production techniques for many crops, learn how to initiate & carry out seed contracts and figure out how to weave Seed onto a working farm how to choose what to grow to seed in relation to your climate etc.  Come prepared with questions and expect many hands-on activities. You'll have the chance to see various small and mid-scale tools.

SEED FEST Dance and supper: Sunday, Sept 2nd evening: 4 pm dance on the seeds with live music, celebrating by dancing on the seed in order to thresh it Sunday evening:

Welcome to our Celebration of Seed! Always a hoot with a bean stomp with local live music and other fun threshing activities.   

Monday morning Sept 3rd 6:30 am-noon: watch milking and then join interesting projects harvesting seed and cleaning seed etc! An annual event where friends, family and local community come together to learn and share in our seed saving traditions.This will be an exciting and welcoming atmosphere for beginners and experienced folk alike.   
RSVP: bcorymb@gmail.com, 308-631-5877

Find certified organic vegetable seed for your garden from a whole farm:

Visit our website: www.meadowlarkhearth.org

Workshops sponsored by a Specialty Crop Grant to Living Environment Foundation 501c3 from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Draft schedule is below:

We are so happy that Lia Babitch will be joining us from Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Initiative!
This is a draft schedule because we are creating this celebration with whomever joins us!
Friday, August 31: arrive, set up tents or settle in, (we have a limited amount of rooms in houses for those who don't camp...let us know ASAP) There are also motels in the area.
simple supper getting acquainted
  
Saturday, Sept 1st 
8: am breakfast 
9: am tour of farm
10: 30 farmer's market: 
11:30: marketing vegetables and growing vegetable seed presentation
12:30  lunch and break for recreation together or alone..games, hikes or quiet time or naps etc. 500 acres to explore
2:00 looking at what Rudolf Steiner indicated about seed and its formation: 
from Human Being as the Symphony of the Creative Word AND The Spiritual Foundations of Agriculture
Break
3:30, Eurythmy and singing followed by conversation about Future of Seed for US: finding community through seed
5:30 supper
7:-8:  wrap up and together summarizing our conversations and action plans
9: Star gazing, (points of light like seed) with Nathan for those interested 
Sunday, Sept 2
8: eurythmy and/or singing  together and/or church
coffee tea break
9: Anthroposophical lecture reading together and conversation
11: brunch
recreate!
1:30 hands on work with the seed:
wet seed processing: 
squash
tomatoes
cucumbers
clean up
break with snacks
4:00 dry seeded harvesting, processing, cleaning
harvest or thresh: 
carrot seed
onion seed
broccoli seed
Flagging biennial plants: cabbage
5:00 dancing on seed hopefully with live music
6:30 supper 
campfire and singing
Star gazing with Nathan 
Monday, Sept 3
milking 6: am, and what it means for seed arising out of a farm organism
breakfast 8 am
9-noon: harvesting vegetables with an eye for seed's future development hands on 
11: isolation, pollination vectors, population and other considerations for seed
Lunch, sandwiches and farewells: 
Event Details
Region: 
Midwest
Type: 
Community Event
Location: 
Scottsbluff , NE
Date: 
Fri, 08/31/2018 (All day) to Sun, 09/02/2018 (All day)