DaveSpring Planting Festival | 
May 1 & 2, 2016,  Mansfield, MO

Join 10,000 gardeners at our annual Spring Planting Festival. A two-day event that will be held this May. It is our largest event we hold each year at our seed company's headquarters; it runs from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm each day. Come to the Spring's largest celebration of all things heirloom! MORE INFO...


Heritage Day Festivals | 1st Sunday of each Month, March-October

Visit our monthly Heritage Day Festivals here at Bakersville Pioneer Village on the first Sunday of every month, March through October (except May when we hold our annual Spring Planting Festival). There is no admission charge for the Heritage Day Festivals, which open at 10 a.m.  Attendees at these festivals enjoy a full day of music, garden presentations in our seed store, special seed sales, a good variety of goods to purchase from assorted vendors, and food at our Asian restaurant and bakery. Also, come enjoy our gardens where something is always growing and enjoy seeing the various heritage breed poultry. MORE INFO...



PaulThe 5th Annual National Heirloom Exposition | September 6-8 2016 Santa Rosa,  CA   

The festival that tops them all, of course, is the National Heirloom Exposition held September 6, 7, & 8, 2016. Originally conceived as a way to create awareness on issues surrounding “pure food,” the Expo is now in its 5th year and continues to grow immensely. Join 20,000 gardeners, farmers and chefs from across the globe!



Join UCCE Sonoma & Marin on Tuesday, August 9th
6pm-8pm at the Petaluma Seed Bank
199 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
UCCE Sonoma and Marin are now hosting the popular FARMING 101 workshop series. Pioneered and hosted by Marin Organic, the program has been graciously turned over to the Cooperative Extension team. We thank Marin Organic for their 14 years of supporting local agriculture and for giving us the opportunity to continue the FARMING 101 program. We have now partnered with The Farmers Guild to encourage their members to attend these diverse workshops - the more the better!
Mika Maekawa, from California FarmLink covering Financial Risk Management and Crop Insurance: Learn about opportunities to protect your farm's long-term financial growth and viability. She will discuss Whole Farm Revenue Protection, geared towards organic and diversified farm operations, and several other risk management programs offered by USDA's Risk Management Agency that can help guard against unforeseen financial loss. 
AND, Amy Ridout with AgShift, who will share a program that focuses on tracking the true cost of production, recordkeeping, and organic and food safety compliance.
Please join us for an information packed session on increasing the viability of your farming operations! Sign up to receive notification of upcoming workshops: 
ljpeterson@ucanr.edu, or click on: FARMING 101 to RSVP. 


Compost 101: Learn to turn waste into garden gold. Jen Roberts, SMG-Learn the basics of building a hot compost pile or worm box that can turn your waste into garden gold. 
The Petaluma Seed Bank
199 Petaluma Blvd. N 94952
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