Will Bonsall

Join Us for a Free Seminar
Thursday, March 29th @ 10:30 a.m.

Location: 627 Route 1, York, Maine (in the Eldredge Building)

As part of Eldredge Lumber’s mission, we like to bring information that will maximize our customers’ knowledge and appreciation of organic products and techniques. Our speaker, Will Bonsall, will do just that.

He is the Director of the Scatterseed Project and is best known for his work in preserving crop diversity. He lives on Khadighar Farm in Industry, ME. His past occupations are as varied as his seed collection and include draftsman, prospector, hobo, gravedigger, logger, musician, language teacher and artist, among others. He also has a degree in anthropology.

 In addition to farming and seed saving, Will is an author and his works include, “Through the Eyes of a Stranger” and “Will Bonsall’s Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening.”

In his presentation, Will Bonsall will teach us how homemade compost and green manures can reduce or avoid reliance on off-site inputs and how composting minimizes our contribution to landfills. Will is questioning why we are importing soil fertility from somewhere else when our garden and its immediate surroundings can produce the ingredients for maintaining its own tilth.

 Will Bonsall's "Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening" book
Will Bonsall planting seeds

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Mr. Bonsall’s experience in running his own sustainable farm for over 40 years. Will also has a reputation for being an entertaining speaker.

Will Bonsall in seed storage room