Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.
Everyone welcome! We meet using Zoom videoconferencing to facilitate virtual face-to-face meetings across the Chesapeake Bay region. If you have a video camera on your computer, you are encouraged to try joining by video. It’s new for most of us! You are also welcome to join by computer audio or phone.
More info and register: http://chesapeakefoodshed.net/index.php/food-waste-recovery-work-group/
|Event Date||10/5/2017 1:00 pm ET|
|Event End Date||10/5/2017 2:00 pm ET|
You can help mitigate the impacts of climate change while growing vitally rich foods. By using simple and earth-friendly materials and techniques like cardboard mulching, occultation, leaf mould, cover cropping, and urine reclamation you can turn marginal land into a highly-productive garden without fancy tools.
In this workshop veteran grower Ricky Baruc, co-creator of Seeds of Solidarity, will provide low cost, easy to implement, minimal maintenance techniques to sequester carbon and build life in the soil.
Home gardeners, community gardeners and small farmers will leave this day-long workshop with inspiration and practical techniques to transform their gardens.
Here’s a run-down of the workshop schedule:
Morning Session: Carbon-Smart Regenerative Growing Principles and Practices:Learn to grow on marginal land using local resources for fertility and never tilling (no machinery necessary).
Afternoon Session: Designing a Garden as if the Earth Matters: Learn how to design and implement a garden the carbon smart way. Using Earth Harmony Farm and Sanctuary as a template, Erin Stack, manager of the Earth Harmony Farm, and Ricky will discuss how to ensure your garden is multi-functional, aesthetically pleasing, and ecologically integrated. Specific topics may include creating borders, designing habitats, reclaiming overgrown garden areas, and more.
Limited scholarships are available for beginning farmers (those growing 10 or less years) who are active NOFA/Mass members. To apply please click here.
For information on our refund and inclement weather policy, click here.
|Event Date||10/8/2017 10:00 am ET|
|Event End Date||10/8/2017 4:00 pm ET|
|Individual Price||Member discounts and scholarships available|
- The ins and outs of key financial documents such as balance sheets, cash flows, income statements
- How to read, understand, populate, and use these documents
- How to create the best financial plan for your farm
|Event Date||10/11/2017 10:00 am ET|
|Event End Date||11/11/2017 6:00 pm ET|
|Individual Price||Discounts available- This workshop is FREE for veterans! Please contact us directly to RSVP if you are a veteran.|
Location: Rhinebeck, NY
A loving primary relationship can inspire and support a fully engaged life. Yet it’s not easy for relationships to stay fresh and evolve amid the demands of family, work, and society.
In this couples workshop—rich with creativity, interaction, and joy—you learn to increase happiness, deepen intimacy, and expand love outward in a life of love and service. Using grounded techniques that increase healthy communication and enhance sacredness and adventure, you gain clarity and closeness in your relationship.
Together you learn:
- Spiritual practices to open the mind and heart
- Techniques to enhance listening and embrace differences
- Strategies to prioritize values for an engaged life
- Tools to bring a healthy lifestyle and shared vision to fruition
Couples and singles looking to spark or reboot passion and purpose are welcome. The workshop includes creating an object of beauty to bring your vision home.
Scholarships are available; see Holistic Studies application at eomega.org/scholarships.
|Event Date||10/13/2017 4:00 pm ET|
|Event End Date||10/15/2017 1:00 pm ET|
|Individual Price||Scholarships available|
Location: Jordon Hall, NY State Agriculture Experiment Station, 630 West North Street, Geneva, NY (Ontario County).
This is a great opportunity for locally-grown food buyers, purchasers, distributors, farm-to-school or institution programs, chefs, and healthy eating programmers to learn about the farm food safety alphabet of programs and what they might mean. Whether it’s GAPs, HGAPs, or FSMA, farm food safety will be impacting the local food movement across the state and country. What do Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Harmonized GAPs (HGAPs), or the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mean and how will these initiatives impact the locally grown food you want to purchase? Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension through the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Lake Ontario Fruit Team, and NOFA-NY.
Preregistration required by 10/13/17. Registration is through the Cornell Vegetable Program. Register online here:https://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/
|Event Date||10/17/2017 9:30 am ET|
|Event End Date||10/17/2017 3:00 pm ET|
|Cut off date||10/13/2017|