Next Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker: Julian Scanlon from Ecological Projects in New Mexico
Date & Time: Monday, October 9, 2023 @ 6 - 9 p.m. CST (Doors at 6, talk at 7)
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden & Streaming via Zoom or YouTube
Cost: Free and Open to Public (Membership Encouraged)
Discover the art of Natural Farming, a holistic and sustainable approach to cultivating thriving gardens and farms. In this introductory lesson, you'll delve into the principles, techniques, and key figures behind the Natural Farming movement (Korean Natural Farming and JADAM)
By the end of "Natural Farming 101" you'll be equipped with a base understanding of Natural Farming principles, insights into the pioneers who paved the way, and practical skills and how to get started making your own inputs such as LABS. Julian will also provide a list of ulterior resources where students can expand their Natural Farming knowledge.
Join us in fostering a harmonious relationship with nature and nurturing bountiful, thriving gardens through Natural Farming.
Doors at 6, talk starts at 7! Don't forget to bring seeds and plants to swap afterwards. If you can't make it in person we will also be streaming the event via YouTube and zoom.
Meeting ID: 860 3586 5268
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About the Guest Speaker
Julian Scanlon is passionate about local food systems, natural farming, plant medicine, and community sovereignty.
Julian believes in the power of returning to natural principles for not only survival but to help us thrive in our time on earth!
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Italy, Julian developed a deep appreciation for the unique flavors and nutritional value of food grown close to home. After returning to Albuquerque, Julian faced the challenges of finding nutritionally dense foods and avoiding processed options.
Determined to maintain a healthy diet, he began growing and fermenting his own foods. Through this journey, Julian realized that relying on store-bought food couldn't guarantee high nutritional value or freedom from synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. He recognized that growing food at home or, even better, at the community level was essential to ensure healthy, unadulterated sustenance. To do so affordably, Julian has been studying practices such as Korean Natural Farming, JADAM low cost agriculture, Biodynamic farming that not only are less expensive but set the stage for a more biodiverse soil and consequently more nutritionally dense food.
As the co-organizer of Southwest Funga Fest, Julian's ultimate goal was to create a ripple effect of cultural and biological regeneration for generations to come.
Whether foraging for mushrooms or tending to his garden, he remains dedicated to honoring nature's gifts and helping steward our ecosystems and human systems back to a place of health and homeostasis. Join Julian on this exciting journey of probiotic farming and sustainable living! Follow his adventures, learn from his teachings @ecological _projects and together, let's embrace the power of local, natural, and nourishing food for a brighter future.
Saturday, October 21st at 9:00 a.m.
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