Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Community Seed Exchange

hosted by the
West County Community Seed Bank

Salmon Creek School Garden

Saturday May 30th
10 - 1 pm

Inviting all interested gardeners to join in cultivating a grassroots community seed bank that supports Sonoma County gardeners with free, locally grown, open pollinated, pesticide and GMO free seeds.

“Introduction to Seed Saving"

Seed & Plant Exchange
followed by local food potluck!

West County Community Seed Bank is a grassroots organization that meets monthly to share seeds,plants, resources and local gardening information.

Next gatherings-June 27 & July 25

For more information: Sara Mc Camat 829-5234 or

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Freestone Fermentation Festival at Salmon Creek Falls is a celebration of this miracle, weaving together dynamic presentations and interactive demonstrations on how fermentation works, with the opportunity to taste some of its more spectacular results: breads, cheeses and much more – all hosted in the scenic valley of Freestone in Western Sonoma County.

The food tastings, educational exhibits, classes and talks
are open from noon to 4:30

Master Fermenters of every kind will gather to share their wisdom. See exhibits on how fermentation works. Sample breads, cheeses, miso, pickles, sauerkraut, natto and kombucha. Learn about making fermented foods and drinks in hands-on classes which will reveal many aspects of fermentation and how our diverse participants make it work for them. Feel fermentation at work by dipping your feet into a cedar enzyme bath.

Three keynote talks will be given by leaders in fermented food, bio-compost sprays and cultural ferment.

Also participating is Transition Town, Post-Carbon Institute and Go Local, all creating their own ‘ferment’ of local movements with global implications, right here in Sonoma County!

The music and festivities run from noon till 8pm

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Salmon Creek Falls Environmental Center

The Salmon Creek Falls Environmental Center is a visionary project that fosters eco-sustainability and provides environmental education to the community. This innovative enterprise seeks to inspire a revolution in building design and to teach environmental principles.

The Center is committed to inspiring schools and the greater community to become responsible, education, compassionate stewards of the environment.

Salmon Creek Falls Environmental Center demonstrates the following:
  • Smart Site Location
  • Passive Solar
  • Living Roof
  • Water efficient fixtures
  • Energy efficient design
  • Recycling systems
  • Rainwater Collection
  • Solar Poer Efficient
  • Non-Toxic resource building materials
The Salmon Creek Falls Environmental Center provides educational opportunities for student and the greater community.

Goals of the center:
  • Teach environmental education to students from local schools and the community
  • Link place-based learning with real world ecological problems
  • Share discoveries about the site's ecosystems and their connection to the watershed with our greater community
  • Provide cafeteria space to enable preparation of wholesome school meals made from organic produce grown and harvested by students and local farmers
  • Provide assembly space for 100 people and offices and meeting space for local watershed groups
  • Be the first California public K-8 school to obtain a LEED Platinum certification.
The Salmon Creek School is committed to teaching responsible stewardship through its special place in the watershed. Located between a coastal creek and a redwood forest, the extraordinary 50-acre school site consists of the following:
  • 30 acres of redwood forest and trails
  • Creeks and observation deck
  • Restored perennial wetlands
  • 3/4-acre school garden
  • Native Plant Nursery