Hello everyone! Here's a list of the materials that were recommended by Wendy...
Have a copy of Pam Peirce's Golden Gate Gardening Guide for reading assignments as well as a general (and specific) go-to gardening handbook.
Hands on Agronomy by Neil Kinsey
A great followup to our discussions on soil ecology. In depth study of soil management, or in more welcoming words, how to intercommunicate with the interweaved systems involved in soil health.
Culture & Horticulture: A Philosophy of Gardening by Wolf-Dieter Storl
Understanding the art and practice of gardening. A deep and often lyrical text for the students of biodynamics and straight from the Biodynamic Press. For those who value the union between anthropology and botany. Ethnobotanists will love this!
Moon Calender (celestialproducts.com)
Tidelog 2010 from Pacific Publishers (http://tidelog.com/store/)
Farm to School Guide! Supplied by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. This website has a lot of other great publications and resources that are–not surprisingly–accessible for download on the website. (www.caff.org)
Stella Natura Biodynamic Planting Calender (stellanatura.com)
Here are some upcoming events that were mentioned in class!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Novato Community Garden Project's Community Forum: Growing a Healthy Community from the Ground Up! This is a fundraiser at the Unified School District Offices in Novato. It's an awesome project that would really benefit from your support. The more people that know about this, the more power and lift off the community will have.
Friday, March 5, 2010
The Farmer Veteran Coalition, a project of Community Partners and proud member of Coalition for Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans announces: The Food and Farming Veteran Career Fair.
Totally awesome idea for returning veterans to connect with jobs, internships, training, and college programs in the food and farming industry in Northern California. This free event will kick off the first regional agricultural veteran partnership fair and is located just up north in Santa Rosa at the Veterans Memorial Building.
Don't forget, our thriving baby farm's one year birth anniversary is in March!