"Ancient and Traditional Water Harvesting in the Southwest" with Melissa Kruse-Peeples
June 18, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Join us for another thought-provoking Salon as we welcome Melissa Kruse-Peeples, Collections Manager at Native Seeds/SEARCH and PhD candidate in Anthropology, for an exploration of the water harvesting practices of ancient farmers in the Southwest. Native Americans have successfully farmed the arid lands of this region for centuries and continue to produce abundant crops. Melissa will walk us through 6,000 years of agricultural history in the region, focusing on the water harvesting and retentions strategies employed and how to integrate them into your own garden or farm.
Native Seeds/SEARCH Salons happen every third Monday of the month at our Retail Store at 3061 N. Campbell Road, and have a little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.