It's never too early to learn new skills for next season! Join Stone Barns Center for one of our upcoming workshops for beginning farmers:
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013: FOUR SEASON GREENHOUSE STRATEGIC PLANNING AND CROP SELECTION
Practical modeling for diversified soil greenhouse systems requires a balance of inputs and production techniques to achieve highest quality. This hands on workshop will offer soil management techniques, seasonal environmental conditions, limiting factors of production, as well as plant health and selection. In addition, we will discuss tracking and evaluation practices to improve production awareness seasonally.
For more information, visit the Virtual Grange: http://www.virtualgrange.org/september-28-2013-four-season-greenhouse-strategic-planning-and-crop-selection/
OCTOBER 16, 2013: THE ART OF SAVING SEEDS
Saving seeds is as much an art as it is a science. This workshop, taught by Ken Greene of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, will cover the practical skills you need to save your own seeds as well as explore the continuum of creativity that's possible through basic selection and more advanced plant breeding.
For more information, visit the Virtual Grange: http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/growing-farmers-workshop-the-art-of-saving-seeds.html
OCTOBER 30, 2013: BASICS OF LIVESTOCK BEHAVIOR AND HANDLING
Join Chris O’Blenness of Stone Barns Center to learn the fundamentals of working with and understanding livestock. Chris will cover the basic concepts and tools that Stone Barns Center’s Livestock Crew uses to move, handle, and care for a variety of animals. Participants will gain hands-on experience working with livestock while exploring the theories behind animal behavior.
For more information, visit the Virtual Grange: http://www.virtualgrange.org/october-30-2013-basics-of-livestock-behavior-and-handling/
Growing Farmers Initiative Coordinator
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Pocantico Hills, NY 10520www.virtualgrange.org