Classes + Workshops
Calling all new and aspiring farmers! Accessing farmland is one of the most complex financial decisions that any farmer will make. The National Young Farmers Coalition, along with Land for Good, Maine Farmland Trust and MOFGA are hosting a land access financials training for farmers next week in Unity ME. It's designed for aspiring and new […]
Greenhorns, With summer in swing we can take up our scythes to launch summer workshop season. Join us in mid June for the first sessions, spread the word about the series of summer camps and workshops (including blueberry camp!) see schedule and rsvp asap to [email protected] This month we are looking for artwork submissions for the much anticipated fourth […]
There are less than two weeks to go before we kick off our jam packed summer events schedule in Downeast costal Maine! First up on June 10th is GPS for Beginners, led by Markley Boyer. This workshop will be particularly useful for agrarians, young and old who are looking to more efficiently use their land, […]
Greenhorns, has just turned 10, and has moved to Pembroke ME. Here, we will continue our publishing and cultural work for a national audience, as well as developing locally-oriented educational events including a ‘naturalist adventure’ summer camp series that supports the entry of young people into sustainable agriculture. Come from near, come from far - […]
Join Andy Smith of Smith's Smokehouse and delve into the basics of charcuterie through a series of four workshops. Learn how to create your own charcuterie goods, and potential business, and then dig deep into a variety of curing processes including bacon, bresaola, beef jerky and more! Don't forget to register for this course, there […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDQRgf1klAw?ecver=1&w=640&h=360] MYCOLOGOS is the world's first online and in-person mycology school and demonstration mushroom farm, based in Portland, Oregon. They are currently raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign (ending December 20) where you can save up to 80% off online courses in mycology. The founder of mycologos, Peter McCoy will be teaching a Greenhorns […]
It's been a busy year for Hayden Stubbins from Hayden's Harvest. He hosted forage and feasts, plant walks, mycology talks and herbal classes in North America, from NYC to coastal Maine. Check out his cool video about Forage and Feast that has over 1 million views HERE Hayden has been involved with some really interesting […]
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project & the Conservation Law Foundation are teaming up to hold a workshop that will provide an overview of key employment issues that farmers need to know. The workshop will be presented by Mary O'Neal, Partner at Conn Kavanaugh, and employment law expert. From apprenticeships to agricultural minimum wage, the workshop will cover […]
Open Gate: Ortensi Farm Day November 11, 2017 Ortensi Farm in Richfield Springs, NY Tickets $25, includes lunch! Ortensi Farm Day is part of HMI's Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced […]
check out this amazing workshop on managing cattle, soil health, and local food economies in colorado.
This workshop takes place on October 18th - 19th at Adams State University. It is led by Dr. Allen Williams, a champion of the grass-fed beef industry as well as cutting edge grazing methodology. Dr. Williams helps restore natural soil water retention and reduce runoff, increase land productivity, enhance plant and wildlife biodiversity, and produce […]
The Savanna Institute is running two free restorative agriculture field days in Wisconsin this month and next. Everybody is welcome and attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about agroforestry first-hand from farmers and researchers who work with perennial crop and livestock enterprises. The first of the two is on September 8th and the […]
Believe it or not, there is some good news about climate change; agriculture, if done correctly can play a powerful role in removing carbon from the atmosphere where it is wreaking havoc. This can be done by taking carbon from the atmosphere and putting it into the soil where it has the power to increase […]
Join Ginseng Expert Bob Beyfuss on Wednesday September 13th from 5-8 PM for a classroom presentation designed to teach beginner how to get started growing their own American ginseng on forested land. The presentation will be followed by woods walk where you will see for yourself how to assess the suitability of a forested site […]
This weekend, Friday August 25th - Saturday August 26th CCEE Livestock Educator Jason Detzel is running a 2 day hands on clinic on rotational grazing. Over the course of the weekend you will learn the practical skills necessary for implementing a rotational grazing system on your farm to improve the overall health and efficiency of […]
The Draft Animal-Power Network are running 3 days of events at the Cornish Fairgrounds NH from September 29th - October 1st. The Draft Animal-Power Network aims to advance the use of draft animals, to promote sustainable land stewardship and to build vibrant communities through year-round educational and networking opportunities that highlight the ongoing efforts of […]
Hawaii based Agroforestry Net and FARM Centre are teaming up to offer the Aloha Syntropica-Regenerative Agroforestry Workshop series in Hawi, North Kohala, Hawaii from August 20th to 31st, 2017. The workshops are designed to immerse farmers in regenerative agroforestry and will include personal training in the theory and practice of planning, planting and managing diverse […]
Join The Food Project from August 3 to 5, 2017 to learn, grow, and connect with your peers from across the country and the world. The three day summer institute is packed with activities, workshops and engaging and passionate conversation that will teach you about their youth development and sustainable agriculture models, food justice initiatives and the […]
Hudson Valley residents! Take this sweet 5-month foundational program in herbal medicine.
A step-by-step video series on seed saving for 32 vegetable crops.
Dairy farmer apprenticeship training program opportunities in NY state.
Mark Shepard, restoration agriculture guru, is teaching a workshop in Stephentown, NY.
The NYS Agricultural Mediation Program is offering scholarships for mediation training to folks rooted in rural agrarian communities.
Mountain West Seed Summit "Honoring Origins and Seeding the Future" March 3 – 4, 2017 Santa Fe, New Mexico – Hotel Santa Fe Join Seed Stewards from the Mountain West and beyond for three days of seed knowledge and networking in beautiful Santa Fe. The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union […]
photo: Samuel Oslund Whatever it was that called you to farming - political, environmental, social, or your love of nature - one thing we often overlook as new farmers is the complex realities of running profitable businesses. It only takes a season to realize that the margins of profit in agriculture are small. As producers […]
Attention, future and current food producers! The Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture has openings in their 2017 Practicum Program. Details below! How do you practice Adaptive Agriculture? You start by educating yourself on cutting edge practices, by questioning conventions, by equipping yourself with the skills to flex, adapt, adjust to changing conditions and contexts. At […]
Tickets available on a sliding scale: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foundations-and-the-future-womens-leadership-in-the-food-movement-tickets-27100479263?aff=eac2 A day of education, celebration and dialogue, this one-day symposium intends to acknowledge, celebrate and lift up the leadership and voice of women in the food movement. The day will focus on a transfer of knowledge and foundation-building through an intergenerational dialogue weaving together historical narrative and current efforts […]
Edible Forest Garden Design Intensive with Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens June 24 – July 3, 2016, at Heartwood Institute Scholarships available. Apply early. In this nine-day intensive course, you will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, dynamic, and resilient edible ecosystems. Dave Jacke and his teaching […]
Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA Get ready to get dirty! Saturday, June 11, 2016 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine Bringing the days of old alive for today's world, Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) is a 100 percent hands-on, FREE event where people of all […]
Dairy Creek Community Food Web presents: Fields for Food a workshop on leasing farmland Tuesday March 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ St. Bede's Episcopal Church 1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR To RSVP, call: 503-992-0078 ext. 302 Free with snacks provided! Presentations by: Nellie McAdams, Director of Farm Preservation Program at Rogue Farm Corps. Nellie will […]
http://www.hvmag.com/Blogs/The-Accidental-Foodie/May-2012/Dandelion-Wine-An-Experimental-Recipe/5.11.12.dandelionwine.jpg Dandelion Wine Workshop: Want to figure out what to do with all of those dandelion petals in your yard? Make wine with them! In Harpswell, Maine, there will be an instructional workshop on how to turn your dandelion petals into wine. Each participant will leave with a 5 gallon wine bucket and airlock containing […]
Ever wonder how milk becomes cheese and yogurt? What the difference between bacon, pancetta and prosicutto is? How an IPA differs from a regular Pale Ale? Roll up your sleeves and pack your apron! During this four-day tour, you will be introduced to various food production methods through hands-on workshops, tastings and innovative farm tours around […]
Dear friends, Sunday at 8 AM Gary Masalin and Shana Hanson will lead an optimum open burn for biochar in the Rainbow Roof house pasture (striped multicolored roof, 195 Back Belmont Rd. on the north side of the rd. just out of town from Jesse Robbins Rd. by less than half a mile). Spectators […]
Happy Spring! We are please to invite you to our 20th Annual Wassail. This year we will be joined by an unusually robust group of musicians. There will be wassailing, singing, dancing and feasting among the trees. As always, we invite anyone who would like to camp in the orchard, (which is now certified organic!), […]
The 6th Farm-Based Education Network National Gathering is coming to Concord, MA, November 4-6, 2016. The event will bring together educators, farmers, nonprofit organization staff, parents, nutrition practitioners, policy makers, students, and more to share skills, build relationships, and celebrate the vibrant field of farm-based education. The workshop submission period is open through May 6, and I'm writing to […]