Snake River Seeds Harvest Hoe Down

October 30, 2014

Hoe Down

This is Snake River Seeds’ third annual Harvest Hoedown, and this year we are throwing the doors wide open, inviting everyone who cares about food, agriculture and culture to come celebrate with us! The Harvest Hoedown is when we literally put down our hoes and gather to bring in our harvests of seed crops, share stories about the season, and celebrate the bounty of our region. Come meet farmers who are producer members of our seed growing co-operative, and gardeners who are seed-savers and members of our seed library, and watch with wonder as the seeds they’ve grown pile up! Enjoy tasty finger-food, delicious Cinder wine, live music, and a special brief presentation about Culture in Agriculture. Also meet the artists behind our Seedy Art Project, see their works, and bid in the silent auction.

About Snake River Seeds– We believe that growing our own food and saving our seeds is one of the most powerful contributions we can make to our regional culture as well as our food security. Rich, regional cultures create not only beauty and well-being, but also solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face.
Our mission is to educate and inspire a generation of seed-savers, and through our seed lending library, production and sales of local seeds, classes, art projects and events foster cross-pollination between seed stewards, farmers, artists, educators, and all who revere and protect diversity.

Snake River Seeds operates a producers co-operative and a seed library. The co-operative buys seeds from small regional farmers and sells them locally in packets, working cooperatively to ensure the best prices for farmers. In our co-op’s first season together, we are working with 10 different farms and will offer 178 varieties for the 2015 season! Many of these farmers will be bringing their harvests in at the Harvest Hoedown. The seed library focuses on education, directed at gardeners, community gardens, and children. Members of the seed library borrow seeds from the library and return them at the Harvest Hoedown after they have grown them out in their gardens.

We also focus on the crucial connections between culture and agriculture- the choices humans make with the raw materials of life- be they seeds and dirt, or pigment and paper- to express the human experience. Our first annual Seedy Art Project will be on display at the Harvest Hoedown–come meet the artists!

Snake River Seeds works in partnership with the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, and is headed up by Casey O’Leary and Carrie Jones. THANK YOU for helping us get the word out about our event and our organization!!!

PLEASE JOIN US for an evening of seedy, good-timin’ FUN! Saturday, November 8th 2014 6:30pm, at Cinder Winery, 107 E 44th. Street, Garden City