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Suzie's Farm Holds the Second Annual "Soil Shindig"

Nov 20, 2016 11:44AM ● By Linda Heath

Suzie's Farm Holds the Second Annual "Soil Shindig" in Collaboration with Wild Willow Farm & Education Center and The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County/Tijuana River Valley Community Garden.

There were many activities going on at all the locations in celebration of Healthy Soil, Sustainability and Sustenance (food) for the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.  Included in the activities were:  Speakers, demonstrations, great food, farm tours, to do things for children, and a vendor fair!

The year 2016  has been designated as the Year of the Pulses (dried beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils).  A "Cook-off" between local Chefs featured these food "Stars" as the ingredients.
The events conducted at all locations throughout the event were easily accessed from each location to the others by foot or bike.  

All visitors could enjoy the many wonderful things to do and see in the River Valley in celebration of farming, eating and healthy living and of course SOIL. 

You could attend workshops about Composting, making your own complete organic fertilizer (COF); how to use and maintain compost; using animals to build soil fertility and regenerative agriculture & carbon farming.
The vendors were on hand to inform and educate visitors about farming, healthy eating and the soil.  Those in attendance were the Imperial Beach Healthy Grocery Initiative (COOP), Harvest CROPS (Gleaning organization), and the South Bay Historical Society (farming and agricultural history of the area) to name a few.

A wonderful informative and fun day was had by all!  Looking forward to next year and encourage everyone to support our farms and healthy food practices and improve all members of the Community.
Linda Heath, Senior Reporter,


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