Hello Farmers and Lovers of Soil,
There is an advanced soil discussion in Chimacum next week and they are looking for some knowledgeable soil enthusiasts from the region to join the conversation. Is that you?
Soil Conference: Soil Health and Planetary Regeneration
Thursday, June 14, 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Introductions will be made over lunch at Farm’s Reach Café in Chimacum (8972 Beaver Valley Road [Highway 19], Chimacum, WA 98325). The meeting proper will be at the Chimacum Grange (9572 Rhody Drive). Those who wish to stick around can continue the conversation after the formal ending.
The discussion will be about best practices for building and maintaining soil health and producing high nutrient density food.
In order to get the discussion going each participant should pick a few short quotes that best reflect how they see optimum fertility and production methods. Other participants will be given time to briefly express their thoughts about each statement. If we can come to a consensus we will use that as the base for advocating for and creating a program to raise nutrient-dense produce and arrive at a sustainable agriculture in fairly short order; i.e., revolutionize agriculture through changed practices.
Who is invited?
Practical soil scientists and knowledgeable farmers. We’re looking for folks with decades of practical experience and study. It would be great 10 to 20 seasoned hands participated. The idea for this soil group is to compare notes—working towards a synthesis of our experience/knowledge/insights. Where this all goes remains to be seen, but the hope is for something that can benefit us and the world. The idea is for this to be the first of a continuing series. The first meeting is in Jefferson County, hosted and moderated by Michael Pilarski. The 2nd meeting will likely be in the Olympia area hosted by Gary Kline.
The meeting will be audio (maybe also video) recorded or may be live streamed. If you can help with the technology aspect please contact Michael Pilarski.
We will be renting a venue and will pass the hat to cover costs. If anyone wants to stay overnight let Michael know.
Friends of the Trees society
Send agenda items to:
Blossom Consulting Services
Also of note—Gary Kline, David Yarrow and others have recently formed a group with the name Nutriculture Northwest. At their June 13th meeting in Olympia David Yarrow will be doing a presentation on Carbon-Smart Nutriculture. “A rare opportunity to go ‘beyond organic’ and learn about the next revolution in farming, food production and human nutrition; as well as reverse greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change.”