our horses are bigger than your deere. support draft animal power field days!

posted November 6, 2014

Help us create a sustainable fund to support Draft Animal-Power Field Days in the Northeast!

As American agriculture is struggling with aging farmers and a shrinking number of farms, sustainable agriculture and new farmers are repopulating the American food system. Increasingly, these farmers are moving towards draft animal power—the use of mules, horses and oxen—to till and fertilize their new agricultural pursuits.  The Draft Animal Power Network is at the forefront of connecting these farmers with resources and information to power their farms.


ny: introduction to draft animal power

posted August 8, 2014

Sept 20-21

Northland Sheep Dairy, Marathon, NY

Come participate in a hands-on experience with one of the region’s most wonderful draft animal gurus. Donn Hewes is an experienced teamster and a passionate educator, and loves teaching others how to think like a horse. This is your chance to learn the basics of working with draft horses and mules. Our trainees absolutely LOVE this class!

Sliding Scale Registration $125 to $290 for two days
To register send email toinfo@groundswellcenter.org

“The draft horse workshop at Northland was INCREDIBLE. Literally one of the coolest things I’ve ever participated in EVER. Donn is a Master and is so generous with his time and knowledge. Groundswell is opening so many awesome doors…..”       Groundswell Trainee, 2011

To learn more about this event, visit Groundswell’s website. 

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