In celebration of the Fall Equinox, we will be meeting in Saratoga at the home of Jay and Indu, where we will share a potluck meal, good conversation, and great company. We will tour the one-half acre of Jay and Indu's backyard property and exchange ideas on how best to develop the land into a sustainable garden of trees, flowers, bushes, fruits, and vegetables. Since the backyard slopes upward from the house, ideas on how to level and/or create “steppes” are encouraged! Ideas on how to protect their crops from gophers, bunnies, and deer, are also requested.
As 100% vegetarians, Jay and Indu have a passion for growing their own food and currently have a thriving container garden that supplies many of the vegetables that they eat. Their overall goal is to remake their backyard into an ecosystem with minimum water and energy usage and to encourage others to grow more of their own food.
We will also be introduced to the use of herbs in first aid by Tanya Kucak, a long-time gardener/herbalist and student of Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Since this is a social event, you are welcome to bring an adult guest (spouse, partner, or close friend).
At this Meetup, please bring:
1) Food items from your yard to exchange with other members (if you have any).
2) A favorite dish and/or drink to share.
3) Your best ideas on developing the sloping backyard and protecting plants from gophers, bunnies, and deer (see photos below).
1) A tour of Jay and Indu's backyard
2) Demonstration on herbs by Tanya Kucak
3) Potluck and socializing
The Urban Farmers coop events are working/learning sessions where we all pitch into a project at the hosts location.
Here is what we do:
We meet to help out a fellow host farmer
We do some work, exchange ideas and learn something at the same time.
We bring food from our gardens so we can share with each other the wonderful foods we are raising.
After the meeting we all take home something that we did not bring.