The public is invited to a seed and scion exchange Saturday at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland.
There will be four 20-minute talks from 10 a.m. to noon on Seeds, Soil, Plant Propagation and Bees by local experts Chris Hardy, Syndey Hamlett, Brad Feral and Laura Bee.
The Seed and Scion Faire will open at noon and continue until 3 p.m. with free seeds, vendors selling agricultural and garden items, kids’ activities and dozens of ag-related nonprofits who will provide information on pollinator protection, pesticides, native seeds and related topics. Music and refreshments will be available.
This year plant cuttings and root stock have been added to an array of demonstrations and available items. There will be seed cleaning and soil building demonstrations, plus information booths on Biochar and handling food waste and composting offered by action teams of the regional Drawdown Project.
Ray Seidler, retired Environmental Protection Agency research scientist and his wife, Julia Seidler, toxicologist, will sell and sign copies of Julia Seidler’s book “Living with the Enemy: How Chemical Toxins in your Home Affect your Health,” now available in English and Spanish.
For additional information, call Catie Faryl 541 535-1854.