You spoke, we listened! The 2019 Foraging Intensive has been redesigned to make it an even more valuable and enjoyable learning experience. Changes include a more academic approach to learning, smaller class size, more hands on activities, more sampling of nature’s best wild flavors, and more classes in a shorter time period. Check out the website for more information and to register.
What is regenerative agriculture? In week 10 of this 12 part series, we’ll consider this indicator of an ecologically healthy farm system: increasing levels of food self sufficiency. You’ve heard the statistics about how far food travels from the place where it was grown before it is eaten. On average, food travels between 1,500 and 2,500 miles to get from farm to table. The current food distribution system is unwisely dependent on fossil fuels, subsidizes unhealthy food products, depletes the soil, pollutes water, and weakens rural economies. For every dollar spent on food an average of only 14.8 cents goes to the farmer. In addition, relying on food from outside of our local area leaves us vulnerable to anything that suddenly slows or halts transportation such as extreme weather events, fuel shortages, or acts of terrorism. For these reasons and more, we are working to increase the diversity of crops grown at the Horn Farm, and we collaborate with other local farms such as Rising Locust Farm to make it easier for people to meet their food needs from the local area.
December 8 – Foraging: Winter
See you at the farm!