Sarah and I along with some friends attended an event for young farmers last Sunday at the Baker Creek Seed Bank in Petaluma. Put on by Greenhorns, the event featured a talk about the history of chicken farming in Petaluma, along with freshly shucked oysters! The Greenhorns are holding lot’s of events like this as part of an effort to facilitate more networking between young farmers, and to increase the political influence of the organic farming community.
I tried unsuccessfully to find the seeds of a variety of Russian kale that was grown by Sonoma County Chicken farmers in the first half of 20th the century. I’m told it was grown for fodder, and that it was huge, perrenial, and harvested year round.