Christina Johnson of Wild Mountain Herbs, is a local businesswoman who grows, processes and sells herbal products regionally. She will be speaking at the Hayfork Cooperative, April 18, 2018 from 7-9 PM at Northern Delights Coffeehouse, 7091 State Highway 3, in downtown Hayfork.
Christina Johnson has 30 years experience growing and using herbs in Trinity County. She has been studying with the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism for the last 2 years. She will be sharing a lot of new health and herbal information she has gained from her studies. She will also cover how to plan and grow a medicinal herb garden, including a description of her no-till method that works very well in the Trinity’s mountains. She will discuss several herbs that grow easily here in Trinity and their uses as well as harvest and processing methods. Christina will bring herbal starts for sale. This is a free event open to the public. We hope you can make it.
Please join award winning Regenerative Farmers Jacob Johnson and Karla Avila of Flowerdaze Farm who will be presenting at the next Hayfork Cooperative’s meeting on Wednesday, March 21st from 7 to 9 pm at Northern Delights Coffeehouse, 7091 State Hwy. 3 in Hayfork. Karla and Jacob will lead a discussion on Regenerative Farming practices that give gardeners the tools to cultivate health and fertility from their own land, including how to build healthy living soils and compost and take care of food and medicine plants with only natural homemade ingredients. Additionally they will introduce how to naturally create integrated pest management strategies, and how to plan your garden to include beneficial companion plants, focusing on how to create poly-culture and rich biodiversity. Jacob and Karla also touch on water conservation methods and rainwater harvesting systems that are cost effective and provide long-term water security. They have invited fellow community regenerative farmers Matheus Malavassi and Susan Bower for a panel discussion on time tested "recipes" for gardening naturally without reliance on commercial inputs.
Regenerative Farming is a way for farmers and all people to utilize their own resources to provide abundance and resilience against global corporatization of local natural resources, including water, agricultural land use and the genetic diversity of seeds, while improving the health of the land and themselves. Regenerative farming is inclusive of all natural farming practices, including biodynamics, Korean natural farming and permaculture, committed to building fertility in closed loop systems on the farm. When necessary to source offsite farm inputs, they emphasize the importance of doing so locally, ethically and sustainably.
Farmers big and small of all crops all over the world are facing the same issues today, and regenerative natural farming is proving to be the solution, by consistently lowering costs and artificial chemical contamination, raising crop quality, and improving ecological, soil, individual and community health. Do join us for this free presentation.