|Pat Miner sharing seeds with local families|
|Hoop house plans and information from Nick Maestas|
|Richard Montano could not attend the event, but created this visual example of his 2012 garden and the seeds he saved.|
Many participants discussed the importance of growing local food and saving seeds. Delfinio and Marienetta Valesquez talked about personal and community connections to gardening and the importance for health and deep relations with the land. Delfinio pointed to the concha corn, a long season, stout white corn used for chicos and declared its essential relationship to local cultural heritage.
|Belle Sullivan's Torpedo Winter Squash Seeds|
This event brought together an inspiring group of people sharing stories and a desire to keep growing...food, seeds, and community.
Anton Chico is the home-base for SeedBroadcast and we look forward to supporting the farms and gardens of all the folks we met. Have a tremendous year of gardening, farming, and sharing food and seeds. Keep the water dreams alive, and we will see you all soon!
Thank you to Pearl Maestas, Guadalupe Soil and Water Conservation District and Guadalupe Extension Service for organizing and supporting this community effort!