Posted by: Patricia Hysong | April 1, 2015

2015 Laramie Local Food Gathering

Come to the 6th Annual Laramie Local Food Gathering being held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Laramie High School. Plan on using the south doors which will open at 8:00 a.m.


This year’s Local Food Gathering will focus on modern homesteading in the Laramie area and feature Bren and Steve Lieske, Jackie and Scott Taylor, and Adrienne Szabady and David Gregory who will talk about their experience with self-reliant living, including local foods and urban farming. Concurrent sessions will begin at 10am, 1:30pm and 2:45 and informational booths will be available.

Session topics include:

  • Soil and Soil Amendments
  • Geothermal Greenhouses
  • Selling Food Directly
  • Plant Propagation
  • Introduction to Butchering
  • Renewable Energy Options for Laramie
  • Heritage Seeds
  • Making the Most of Your High Tunnel
  • Brewing Beer
  • Tree Grafting
  • Foraging for Wild Edibles

For the soil amendments workshop at 10am, you may bring your own soil to work with. Then leave a sample for a soil analysis which Laramie Local Foods will organize. The analysis will cost $30 (normally $50.00).

Lunch will be provided by The Grounds, followed by a brief talk by Ed Goetz of the Albany County School District on how the school lunch program works in Laramie.

The 6th Laramie Local Food Gathering is organized by Laramie Local Foods, a nonprofit seeking to increase the production and consumption of foods from the area. Partial financial funding for the Gathering is provided by Barnyards and Backyards and the UW School of Energy Resources, and the event is supported by the UW ACRES student farm.

Admission is $5 at the door and free for students. To learn more about the Laramie Local Foods group visit them on Facebook.

If you have any questions, email Laramie Local Foods at

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

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