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.
So don’t miss this gathering of Hayfork gardeners and other interested folks to celebrate another harvest in this quite special - and challenging - Hayfork Valley. There will be time for your questions, comments and garden discoveries, also.
As always this is a free event and all are welcome, so put this coming Tuesday October 15th at 7 pm on your calendar. And join us for this harvest festivity!
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. Currently he lives part of the year in the Hayfork area.
Come and see photos of far-away places and hear stories from a solar gypsy. It's a great big, wide world out there – and we all need renewable energy! Tax deductible donations to support this work will be gratefully accepted.
This is presented under the auspices of Hayfork Cooperative, and is open to the public and free of charge.
Hayfork Cooperative’s upcoming Tuesday, August 20 program is especially relevant and timely. ‘Master Gardener’ Dave Johnson will teach about water conservation in the home garden. A Hayforkian , Dave is familiar with the conditions we deal with here, as well as our particular needs. In addition to discussing considerations for and methods of thrifty water use, Dave will explain various helpful devices-- including hydro-pots--that can be made from readily available recycled materials. Do come to learn Dave’s helpful hints about conserving and ‘stretching’ water. Bring your own experiences to share.
Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 pm is the time, Northern Delights in Hayfork is the place. When there, remember to check out Hayfork Cooperative’s free lending library of many helpful books folks donate, and Judy catalogues and brings to our meetings. See www.HayforkCooperative.org for a listing of them.
Introductory Workshop on Making Medicine from Local Plants
How to use local domesticated and wild plants to help heal and enhance your health, and to have suggestions to offer others about how to do so will be the focus of a two hour workshop on Tuesday, March 19th starting at 7 pm at Northern Delights Coffeehouse in Hayfork. Susan Bower will overview how to identify, harvest, gather, prepare and store medicinal parts of herbs, crops, weeds, shrubs and trees. She has been doing this for decades in Trinity County. How to use these medicines will include introductions to: the healing properties of many plants; books, both general and specialized; the importance of mentors and listening; some ways to index what you learn in order to facilitate easy return to it; and rudimentary understanding of the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and illness. Susan will end with comments pulling these together into how to diagnose health problems and to determine what medicines to take and how. All are welcome.
An overview of this overview borrowed from Nathaniel Altman is:
Healing is more than eliminating disease symptom; it is a process of achieving wholeness, alignment, and enables us to express our unique potential more fully in our work, study, and relationships with ourselves and others. The healing journey not only helps us connect to our own inner rhythms, but also brings us closer to our spiritual nature and the world around us.