Have you ever wondered how a seed forms? Did you realize that that little grain breathes? Do you want to know more about the connection between insects, flowers, fruit and seed? Then come and take part in this fascinating and engaging teach-in hosted at SELC’s Resilient Communities Legal Cafe on September 3rd from 6 to 7:30 pm. Members of City Slicker Farms, Sarah Karlson and Joseph, will explain and demonstrate the “magic” of pollination and seed saving.
We will visit the urban garden at Sustaining Ourselves Locally where you will see flower parts, learn the processes of fertilization, and gain a deeper understanding of how and why to save seeds. Bring your questions and share your experiences. You will leave with strategies to select and collect seeds as well as ideas on how pollination works.
SELC would like to thank City Slicker Farms for educating our communities around seeds and the importance of seed saving!
City Slicker Farms’ mission is to empower West Oakland community members to meet the basic need for fresh, healthy food by creating sustainable, high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens. Since its inception in West Oakland in 2001, City Slicker Farms has addressed food insecurity and health in the most fundamental ways: by increasing access to fresh, healthy food in an urban food desert and providing educational programming to increase our community’s knowledge and agricultural skills. With thirteen years of experience, our award-winning programs have gained City Slicker Farms national recognition as a leader in supporting low-income communities to grow food in the city.
About the Facilitators!
Joseph grew up in Oakland and spent twenty years as an educator in both public and private middle and High schools. He traded in his chalk and white board markers for shovel and digging fork to help grow food for the people of West Oakland. He now mentors several families and a few senior centers as well as manages three of CSF’s market farms. A father of three adult children, he loves to share his knowledge and always wants to learn more.
Sarah is the Childcare Garden Coordinator at City Slicker Farms where she empowers childcare facilities to build and maintain gardens for food and education, and provides garden training and curriculum ideas for staff. Sarah has a bachelor's degree in Biology and Environmental Studies, and a master's degree in Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Community with a concentration in Ecological Agriculture.
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