Have you ever wondered about the people who lived here for hundreds if not thousands of years before Europeans and their descendants came to Hayfork Valley and the surrounding region? These were the people of the Wintu nation. They were the ancestors of many people still living here. Some of them have established the Wintu Educational and Cultural Council of Northern California to preserve the cultural ways and wisdom of their past, while also respecting the ways of others. Another important mission of theirs is to protect and preserve ancient sacred sites here.
Happy harvest! Hayfork Farmer’s Market producer Ryan will review this garden year, talk about how we can prepare our garden for success next year, and tell us how to make a system of sustainability in our garden and in the greater Hayfork Valley. How perfect for this season and place!
Additionally, local chefs Ken and Gail will give us innovative ways to put our garden bounty to use, making a seasonally appropriate soup for everyone to share throughout the evening.
Bruce Gardiner will give a presentation of his work at Northern Delights Coffee Shop in Hayfork on Tuesday, September 17th at 7PM. He has been bringing Renewable Energy to communities in the developing world. Bruce has spent much of the last 6 years touring the globe, introducing people to Photovoltaics (solar electricity), solar cooking, solar hot water and improved biomass cook stoves. Countries visited so far include Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Madagascar, Tanzania and Haiti.