A conference favorite! Join us for a tour through some of Nevada County’s innovators in regenerative agriculture on Friday, February 7, from 8am – 4:30pm. This year’s tour includes:
For The People Seeds
This unique organic seed farm is located one mile before the Bridgeport California State Park. They plant, harvest and process organic seed for sale, and also contract grow outs and verity trials for seed breeders. They currently grow tomatoes , beans, corn, flowers, peppers, cucumbers, basil , garlic, herbs & more. For the People Seeds owner Sarah Silverheels-Keller will be joined by seed saver and educator John Caccia, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, to share strategies and techniques for successfully saving seed and running a community seed library.
Using holistic methods that emphasize the health of the land, Legacy Ranching uses rotational grazing to encourage a cycle between sunlight, plants, air, water, microorganisms, herbivores and soil. Owner and rancher Rob Thompson produces grass fed beef, lamb and pasture raised pork for the local and regional community.
The oldest and largest CSA farm in the Sierras’s, Mountain Bounty is a certified organic farm serving local and regional community for over 20 years. You’ll learn about their time-tested organic farming practices that above all prioritize care for the soil. You’ll tour their primary farm site and learn how they use season extension techniques to grow certified Organic vegetables year round.
Farm Tour tickets can be purchased as an ADD-ON to your conference ticket.
You will see this option as you complete the registration process.