|Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station in Silver City|
|Cleo sorting seeds|
|Food Policy Council|
As Carolyn Smith a local activist and board member of the farmers market said, “We are sixty miles from the nearest interstate, ninety miles from the nearest city so if the trucks stop coming we would only have a weeks worth of food to survive on”.
The Farmers Market runs from May to the end of October and as a way to raise money the board organize a Home and Garden Expo once a year at the Silver City Convention Center. The expo brings the community out of their homes and gardens to talk, share, listen to music, learn about local high desert growing practices and to reconnect with each other.
|High Desert Organic Gardens Seed Swap|
This assortment of purveyors attracted a steady stream of inquiring visitors from families new to the area to the old timers.
The SeedBroadcast Journals were dispersed, seeds exchanged hands, and new connections were made. We learned allot, not only about the food growing practices of the area but also the names of the surrounding mountains, the myths and legends of the “Sleeping Nun”, and we were directed to the best mechanic in town.
More stories from SeedBroadcast visit to Silver City will be posted in our next blog.