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2024 Local Food Hero Leslie Person Ryan of Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm awarded 1:30 at Seed Swap Feb 24 2024

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

2024 Local Food Hero Leslie Person Ryan of Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm awarded 1:30 at 16th Santa Barbara Annual Seed Swap Feb 24 2024
Leslie Person Ryan of Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm has been committed to building food resilience in her community for many years. Starting with her Sweet Wheel Farm Cart selling local, organic, in season produce & other goods, with a large percentage donated & delivered to vulnerable community members. After a cataclysmic fire & debris flow event in 2018 leaving Summerland completely isolated & without food for two weeks, Leslie determined Summerland was a “food desert” and needed its own farm to be food secure. Leslie led a phenomenally successful fundraising campaign to purchase a six-acre farm, with an intention to ultimately grow enough to feed everyone in the community, while demonstrating & educating all ages about best regenerative farming practices, including encouraging young women to consider farming. Leslie is a passionate heirloom seed advocate, known for the beautiful non-GMO multi-color corn varieties she grows on the farm.

Details

Date:
January 28
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.sbpermaculture.org

Organizer

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Phone
805-962-2571
Email
margie@sbpermaculture.org
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Venue

Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop (SBCAW)
631 Garden St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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