Learn more and apply for our *free* Stewardship Pathways training, Propagation Basics & Building Soil Fertility, to be held on July 22nd, 2023 on Kumeyaay homelands at Wild Willow Farm!
Propagation Basics & Building Soil Fertility
Saturday July 22, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please note that check in will be from 8:30-9:00am
Wild Willow Farm & Education Center
2550 Sunset Ave, San Diego, CA 92154
This two-part workshop will focus on starting your own plants from seeds and cuttings. Participants will get some hands-on experience with growing starts, taking cuttings, and making potting soil that can be applied in your own garden.
There will be *free* wood-fired pizza lunch featuring local veggies, prepared by the Wild Willow team.
In the second part of the workshop, we will explore how to assess soil texture, techniques for improving soil health (such as no till), how to avoid chemical fertilizers, and how soil fertility impacts the nutrients in food.
This is a *free* technical training created and hosted by the Wild Willow Farm & Education Center on Kumeyaay Lands, and participation costs are being covered by the Climate Science Alliance Stewardship Pathways Program.
Who should apply?
Participants from across Southern California are welcome to apply.
Individuals from Indigenous communities will be given priority.
I'm interested! How do I apply?
Applications are due July 5th, 2023.
To fill out the application form, click the link below or scan the QR code on the flyer below.
Download the flyer and agenda by clicking on each image below.
8:30-9:00 AM Check-in: Please stop by the check in station to receive a name tag and sign liability waivers. Light snacks and coffee provided.
9:00-9:15 AM Opening Welcome and History of the Land by Dr. Stan Rodriguez & Priscilla Ortiz.
9:15-12:30 PM Propagation Basics: this workshop will focus on starting your own plants from seeds and cuttings. Participants will get some hands-on experience with growing starts, taking cuttings, and making potting soil that can be applied to your own garden. Participants will receive a cutting to take home.
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch — Wood-fired pizza
1:30-5:00 PM Building Soil Fertility: we will explore how to assess soil texture, techniques for improving soil health (such as no-till), how to avoid chemical fertilizers, and how soil fertility impacts the nutrients in food. Bring a zip lock bag of your garden soil to assess its texture and structure!
What to bring:
Ziplock bag of your garden soil to assess
Epipen or medication in case of allergies
Hat and comfortable shoes
Notebook and pen if you'd like to take notes
Thank you to Wild Willow Farm for collaborating on this training, and to all participating partners for contributing to the day’s events.
Presented by the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group, the Stewardship Pathways Program invites people from across Southern California who are interested in creating or expanding a career focused on advancing Indigenous climate stewardship. Learn more about Stewardship Pathways at: www.climatesciencealliance.org/stewardship-pathways