Ventura County Fair, Ag Building, Tasting, Talk, Demo

date                    theme                 time            title                                              people                                                        Where

8/3/2022             opening               3:30 - 4       Max plant health, working with the Soil Food Web                         David White        Stage

8/3/2022             opening               4 - 4:30       Build a food forest in your yard                                                    Ron Whitehurst               Stage

8/4/2022             Feed the Need   3:30 - 4      Why eat organic?                                                                      Jan Dietrick, MPH              Stage

8/5/2022             Youth Day           1 - 2            Pint of Irish Music                                                      Michelle Nosco, Mike McChesney         Stage

8/5/2022             Youth Day           4:30 - 5      Fermentation 101                                                               Michelle Lopez                            Stage

8/6/2022             Parade Day         2 - 2:30     Solar cooking - a hot idea                                                      Pat Browne               Stage

8/6/2022             Parade Day         2:30 - 3     Foraging for your food                                                 Michelle Nosco, Ron Whitehurst          Stage

8/6/2022             Parade Day         4 - 5          Foraging craft activity                                                      Michelle Nosco                            Booth

8/7/2022             Fire Safety, Ed day  2 - 3      Smoothies and non-dairy treats                                      Christine Burke                        Stage

8/8/2022             Beneficial insects  2 - 3       Bees, butterflies, and the flowers that feed them             Cindy Kimmick                      Stage

8/8/2022             Beneficial insects  4 - 5       Natural pest control: good bugs vs bad bugs                 Ron Whitehurst                     Stage

8/9/2022             Citrus, Senior Day  2 - 3:30 Permaculture Home                                                  Ron, Eric Werbalowski                Stage

8/9/2022             Citrus, Senior Day  1 - 1:30  Crop Swap                                                                                      Marcie Youtz      Stage

8/10/2022           Wednesday             4 - 5       Exercise your Brain                                                                     Nan Chaet           Booth

8/11/2022           Military Day        3:30 - 4       Make Almond milk, demonstration                                     Nan Chaet               Stage

8/12/2022           Avocado, Auction Day 1 - 3:30 Pint of Irish Music                                       Michelle Nosco, Mike McChesney              Booth

8/12/2022           Avocado, Auction Day  4 - 4:30 Loving, living in harmony with your food, Biodynamics basics    Christine Burke          Stage

8/13/2022           Cattlemen's Day    4 - 4:30  Setting up a food hub - Farmivore                                           Inlakesh Amor                     Stage

8/13/2022           Cattlemen's Day   4:30 - 5   Slow Food, home cooking and health                             Slow Food Speaker TBD             Stage

8/14/2022           Berry Day         3 - 3:30        Seed collecting and saving                                               Ron Whitehurst               Stage

8/14/2022           Berry Day            4               Setting up a food hub - Farmivore                                                   Inlakesh Amor     Booth

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Talk Descriptions

title                              people                                Description

Max plant health, working with the Soil Food Web            David White        Microbes in the soil mobilize nutrients, and support the plant immune system, leading to plant health.

Build a food forest in your yard   Ron Whitehurst  Select the fruit and nuts you like to eat then grow them in your yard

Why eat organic?             Jan Dietrick, MPH, Dietrick Institute         Top ten reasons to go organic and there are many more!

Pint of Irish Music            Michelle Nosco, Mike McChesney             Celtic Music to lift your soul and make your feet happy.

Fermentation 101            Michelle Lopez  Learn to make simple ferments like saurkraut and their benfits for your health

Solar cooking - a hot idea             Pat Browne         A healthy option for cooking that cuts the cord from power plants'

Foraging for your food   Michelle Nosco, Ron Whitehurst                Learn the top ten weeds that will keep you alive when you are hungry

Foraging craft activity     Michelle Nosco Learn the top ten weeds that will keep you alive when you are hungry

Smoothies and non-dairy treats  Christine Burke  Create delicous and revitalizing drinks and treats from plants in your yard

Bees, butterflies, and the flowers that feed them               Cindy Kimmick   Integrate native plants into your garden to increase pollinators, and save water

Natural pest control: good bugs vs bad bugs         Ron Whitehurst  Work with nature to grow healthy plants without toxic pesticides

Permaculture Home        Ron, Eric,             integrating energy production, waste recycling, small animals, and gardening into your home

Crop Swap          Marcie Youtz      the 805 Crop Swap. How it came about and how it helps the community of Ventura. How gardening helps with anxieties and depression. Growing food and garden therapy. 

Exercise your Brain          Nan Chaet           Try some simple exercises to keep your brain in top condition

Make Almond milk, demonstration           Nan Chaet           Make nut milk to your taste, less expensive and without wasteful packaging.

Pint of Irish Music            Michelle Nosco, Mike McChesney             Celtic Music to lift your soul and make your feet happy.

Loving, living in harmony with your food, Biodynamics basics       Christine Burke  Learn about a nature based system of agriculture that honors spirit.

Setting up a food hub - Farmivore             Inlakesh Amor    Connecting small organic farms to feed families high quality produce.

Slow Food, home cooking and health       Slow Food Speaker TBD Invite friends over and prepare a meal together, cheaper, more fun than going to a restaurant.

Seed collecting and saving           Ron Whitehurst  Collect seeds from your garden and share them with neighbors.

Setting up a food hub - Farmivore             Inlakesh Amor    Connecting small organic farms to feed families high quality produce.