On November 26th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Plant Explorer, Chris Homanics, for our November Science Pub presentation entitled “Fruit and Nut Explorations in the Pacific Northwest.” This presentation will discuss the great range of edible biodiversity that can be grown in this climate and reviving production of resilient sources of foods, medicines and materials in an agro-forestry setting that contributes to restoring the planet while mitigating climate change. This presentation will showcase pictures of his adventure of fruit and nut trees throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and talk about local efforts to share that material out again with the world. Chris is a founder of the Agrarian Sharing Network, board member of the Home Orchard Society, and runs an edible-focused nursery called Head, Hands, Heart.
The CFWWC hosts a family-friendly monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm at the Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street in Cottage Grove. The event begins with informal socializing, trivia, and updates about the watershed and watershed council during the first hour. The Science Pub presentation begins at 6pm. CFWWC receives 10% of all sales from the evening between 5-7:30pm. The event is free to the public, with a $5 donation suggested. For further information, visit Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council on Facebook or www.coastfork.org.