~POSTPONED~ Join us for our Fall Harvest Celebration! ~POSTPONED~
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Dear community, due to the tragic fires and smoke in the North Bay, College of Marin has closed the IVC campus this weekend, so we must reschedule this event. We will be in touch about the new time, date, and format soon, so please stay tuned on this page and our FB page. Our prayers go out to those most affected by this disaster!
Native Seed Teachings by Rowen White (Mohawk)
Organic Food Harvesting by Wendy Johnson (Farmer and Lay Zen Teacher)
Ohlone foods tasting and teaching with Vince Medina (Chochenyo Ohlone) and Louis Trevino including acorn brownies, chia bites, acorn flatbread with hazelnut butter and local mushrooms.
Delicious native foods lunch presented by Chef Crystal Wahpepah, including buffalo stew, three sisters salad, and wild rice pudding with organic ingredients from the farm!
Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden
IVC Campus at the College of Marin
1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA *parking lot 6*
$20 fee | includes delicious lunch | no one turned away
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm attire: please wear closed shoes and long pants that cover the ankles. Bring sun-protection as needed :)
Rowen White is a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and a passionate activist for seed sovereignty. She is the director and founder of the Sierra Seeds, an innovative organic seed cooperative focusing on local seed production and education, based in Nevada City CA.
Vincent Medina is Chochenyo Ohlone and is a leader in the revival of the Chochenyo language. He has been a Curator at Mission Dolores in San Francisco, where he worked to change the narrative of how missionization impacted Indian communities, is a host on KPFA's Bay Native Circle, and is a member of Slow Food Turtle Island Association working to decolonize diets and strengthen traditional foods.
Wendy Johnson is a revered organic farmer, Lay Zen Teacher, author and mentor. She is among the founders of the organic farming program at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, the Edible Schoolyard Project and the College of Marin's innovative Organic Farm and Gardening project. Wendy and her husband, farmer Peter Rudnick, are recipients of the Sustainable Agriculture Award from the National Ecological Farming Association.
Crystal Wahpepah is founder of Wahpepah's Kitchen, the first Native American woman-owned catering business in California. Proudly serving authentic Native cuisine based on the Kickapoo heritage, she is the first Native American Indigenous Chef to be featured on Food Networks Chopped. Cooking Native foods with recipes passed on for 100's of years, she is a member of the Kickapoo tribe (Oklahoma) and grew up in Oakland.
The Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is a living laboratory and community space through a special collaboration with the College of Marin, UC Cooperative Extensions / Marin Master Gardeners and The Cultural Conservancy.
We look forward to seeing you!