Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.

There is space still remaining in our celebrated Ellenville Summer PDC course. Register Today!...

Permaculture Design Certification with Andrew Faust, Lisa DePiano, and Adriana Magaña
In Ellenville, NY  2 hours north of NYC
Starts June 2nd

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Learn to use the patterns of nature to create positive social and ecological change. Let our permaculture design professionals show you how!

In-depth lectures, excellent field trips, and plenty of hands-on learning will cover ecological design, natural building, organic gardening & Biodynamics, green economies, social justice, herbology, fermentation and nutrition, reading the landscape, animal husbandry, agroforestry and more. Beautiful off-grid camping in our secluded wild meadow make this course unbeatable!

Our field trips this year will include visits to no-till operations Clove Valley CSA and Four Winds Farm, Hortus Conclusus for their exceptional rare fruit and plant collection, and an Analysis and Assessment group design exercise at Phillies Bridge Farm.

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All Classes take place 10am - 5pm over 4 consecutive 3-day weekends in June.
June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

$1100 No meals/Commuter option
$1300 includes INCREDIBLE meals!

Payment plans and Paypal available

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Event Date 6/2/2017
Event End Date 6/29/2017
Individual Price 1300.00 includes food

Farm Animal Safety and Management Training

June 5-7, 2017



Focus of the training will be on understanding how to work with livestock.  Farmers need to know what’s normal to be able to recognize abnormal behavior in their stock. With classroom and hands-on workshops covering safe handling and restraint, safe moving & transporting, basic animal care skills producers will enhance knowledge and skill to work safely with livestock.


Fee is $125/person which includes housing and meals; active or retired NYS Military Veterans may apply for stipends toward training fee. Training will be held at Alfred State College located in Alfred, NY. For more information or to apply contact Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Farm Animal Safety and Management is hosted by the CCE Allegany County and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

Event Date 6/5/2017
Event End Date 6/7/2017
Individual Price $125.00

Join us for an “Open House” at the Broome County Regional Farmers Market & Commercial Kitchen!

Tuesday June 6th, 5-6pm

Tour the Kitchen

Meet Our Vendors

Come make your recipe an economic reality

Discover Our Food Hub Approach to Production, Processing & Test Marketing Your Value-Added Product

· Learn what it takes to gain a “Commercial Kitchen Operator’s License” through NYS  Department of Agriculture & Markets

· Learn how you can become an approved vendor to utilize the kitchen to produce your product

· Learn how you can become a vendor at either our Taste of NY store(s) and/or the Broome County Regional Farmers Market


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Event Date 6/6/2017
Individual Price Free
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This is a workshop prepared and hosted by NAFSN as part of the CDP/NACDEP joint conference in Big Sky, Montana. It is titled, Developing a Food Systems Training and Certification Curriculum for Community Development and other Professionals.


In this workshop participants will be introduced to and have input on a U.S./Canadian training and certification program for professionals working on community food systems. It will begin with a general background presentations on the North American Food Systems Network and its Training and Certification Community of Practice work. Small group discussion will follow focusing on participants’ own training needs and experiences regarding the availability, cost, and convenience of professional development opportunities in food systems development work. This will be followed by an interactive presentation of sample content of the NASFSN CoP’s proposed community development–based foundational cluster of competencies. 


This workshop is intended to (a) foster collaboration between extension educators, community developers, planners, nonprofit staff, and others; (b) provide a sharing opportunity for local training and certificate programs being developed around the U.S. and Canada; and (c) encourage co-creative efforts in the development of a common national food systems development curriculum. 


Presenters will feature team members: Courtney Long; Duncan Hilchey; Joanna Massey Lelekacs; Chyi Lyi Liang; Craig Chase; Katie Wright; Kim Niewolny; Jane Kolodinsky; Brian Raison; Lynn Heuss; Susan Kelly.


Maximum number is 75.

Event Date 6/11/2017 9:00 am ET
Event End Date 6/11/2017 3:30 am ET
Individual Price Free

Join us to learn what it really means to be a part of the organic food system
with our 18 week (Aug-Dec) intensive organic farming program.
The Farmer Starter program is a great way to shift gears from reading about
our food system to participating in it.
Whether you are driven to see firsthand where policy and practice meet in the
soil of the fields or you are called to be an organic farmer, our integrated
classroom and field work schedule weaves the pieces together from soil science
all the way to small business planning.

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Event Date 6/15/2017
Event End Date 12/21/2017
Individual Price $2,500.00