Monday, March 5, 2018

3er Festival de Semillas Nativas - 3rd Annual Native Seeds Festival

Un Festival lleno de Semillas, que nos dan la vida y que son parte de cada momento en el que existimos, ya que con ellas obtenemos algunos de nuestros alimentos, ropa, muebles, energías, artesanías, libros, etc. Te invitamos a que conozcas a los productores de semillas, a los transformadores de las mismas y que sigamos colaborando para el cuidado de tan valioso legado de las semillas.

Habrá, además de Semillas Nativas, criollas, adaptadas, comida tradicional a base de semillas, bebidas ancestrales, talleres para niñxs y adultos, presentación del Manual de Semillas, exposición de arte, Conferencias, Charlas, ecotecnias, y música.

For some of us its all about seeds and water.  This particular day seeds took the centerstage at the
3rd Annual Native Seeds Festival in Jose Del Quince in the Municipality of El Salto.

Our friend Nereida, who is a vendor at the Tuesday Farmers Market in Ajijic and also an organic farmer, played hostess to the event at her ranch 'Granja Los Eucaliptos'.  It is a sprawling oasis of organic farming in the middle of a humble town.

Vendors were set up in and around the beautiful, fertile property, which is used by Nereida's family.

Piyu and his table.

Recycling and ecological vendors were present to share their products and services.

 Abad Aispuro Chavez had wonderful products, all nature base. was there with their people powered products

Also, a series of classes and lectures was held throughout the day. 

As we arrived our dear friend Ana Luz Zepeda, an organic/biodynamic farmer, was lecturing...
what a treat!

 Andy, our excellent tour guide

Our group consisted of Mexican farmers, organic produce growers, ex-pats and a few canine friends.  Andy led us through the property gifting us with a wealth of information and history.


I've always been fascinated with Chinampas.  Chinampa is a type of Mesoamerican agriculture which used small, rectangular areas of fertile arable land to grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the Valley of Mexico.

I envision planting many of these along Lake Chapala's shoreline.

Medicinal Plant Garden Planter

I'm fascinated with our medical plants and how they are grown, processed and used.

Bishop's Balls


Vendors and their products were plenty.


Where else would you find our dear friend Saul, the seed guy?

An innovative use for styrofoam containers is to make them into a planting bed border.

I found these clay watering vessels beautiful and functional.

I'd like to thank Nereida, her family, all the wonderful vendors, farmers, growers
and the people who support these causes.

We'll see you next year. 

You won't want to miss this festival.

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