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Sandor Ellix Katz

August 14, 2017

Sandor Katz at Sterling College

On August 14, world-renowned fermentation educator and author Sandor Katz will lead a hands-on exploration of the production of fermented vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans.

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Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He holds degrees in marine biology and cultural studies, and has collaborated with brain researcher and philosopher Francisco Varela. His books in English include: Enlivenment: Towards a Fundamental Shift in the Concepts of Nature, Culture and Politics (2013); The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science (2016); and Biopoetics: Towards an Existential Ecology (2016). Weber regularly contributes to major newspapers and magazines, such as National Geographic, GEO, and Die Zeit, and has won a number of awards for his writing. He teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. Weber has two children, fifteen and seventeen. He lives in Berlin and Italy.

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For Farm & Garden

July 21st, 2017 - 12:00 am

Katrina Blair at Wild Plant Permaculture Course

Location: 848 East 3rd Ave, Durango, CO, 81301 | Authors: Katrina Blair

The Wild Plant Permaculture and Practices of Sacred Ecology Course is a 8 day intensive with hands-on instruction focusing on an integration of wild edible and medicinal plants and holistic health as part of the daily practices. These practices assist in the alignment of harmony between our internal landscape and our external environment. This course highlights cultural transformation through the power of community. We will begin with reviewing the permaculture basics, and then dive in to learning about how wild plants embody permaculture and cooperate to enhance the environment for the benefit of all. We will experience hands-on projects and deepen our understanding of permaculture design through explorations of sacred ecological practices and social permaculture. We will look to the wild wisdom for inspiration and support while we re-design own rhythmic patterns and community engagement. Realizing the power of awareness, gratitude, and intention, as well as the power of cooperative community, we will find ways we can each participate more powerfully in a regenerative transformation of the world. Suggested Donation $1111 (includes all lodging, food and instruction)

Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Course 
Book: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds - 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival 

July 29th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Sarah Flack at ROOTS School

Location: Roots School, Bradford, VT | Authors: Sarah Flack

Sarah Flack will be teaching a workshop as part of the Roots School curriculum on grazing and pasture ecology as part of their Four-Season Program in Regenerative Design & Applied Ecology.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art and Science of Grazing - How Grass Farmers Can Create Sustainable Systems for Healthy Animals and Farm Ecosystems 

July 29th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Michael Phillips at Wild America Nature Festival

Location: 11 Rock Hill Road, Panama, NY, 14767 | Authors: Michael Phillips

The Roger Tory Nature Institute and Panama Rocks Scenic Park are bringing in the "wild apple grower" for a series of workshops, ranging from mycorrhizal connection and fostering a healthy orchard ecosystem to managing pests and disease holistically. Plus the wild animals. Plus amazing nature art. Plus good food.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: Mycorrhizal Planet - How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility 

July 30th, 2017 - 10:30 am

Amy Halloran at Wormtown Brewery

Location: Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, MA | Authors: Amy Halloran

Grains writer Amy Halloran will lead Ben Roesch and Andrea Stanley through a conversation about Wormtown and Valley Malt's professional friendship, and the collaborations required to build regional grain economies. This tasty morning will include cornmeal rye pancakes made with stout & malt. By noon you will know why these are classic New England foodstuffs, and have a hunger to read more about grains, flour and malt. Tickets: $25 (Includes Pancakes with Wormtown Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup, a Wormtown Cold Brew Coffee, and your very own copy of The New Bread Basket) Breakfast and grains talk: 10:30 - 12:00 Book signing and pancake sampling: 12:00-2:00

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Category: Farm & Garden

Book: The New Bread Basket - How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf 

August 7th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Judith Schwartz at Urban Soil Summit 2.0

Location: Los Angeles, CA | Authors: Judith Schwartz

The Urban Soil Summit 2.0 again unites a diverse group of leading thinkers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, architects, planners, designers, and concerned individuals in an energetic exchange about the science and actions necessary to create Soil Security, a fundamental building block of human resilience. Over two days, our dialogue will enlighten, inspire, amaze and motivate attending urban dwellers to connect with each other and take action in their own lives to nurture the soil beneath their feet.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Lecture 
Book: Cows Save the Planet - And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth 

August 11th, 2017 - 8:30 am

Wayne Weiseman at Kinstone

Location: S3439 Cole Bluff Ln, Fountain City, WI, 54629 | Authors: Wayne Weiseman

Whole House Agriculture: August 11-13 In this intensive three (3) day class you will that “farming” can be defined in a much broader sense that what we are used to. Farming is not just something that is done on large tracts of land out in the country! You can farm in your own windowsills, under grow lights in your basement, in containers on your deck, in your front and back yards, on your hobby farm or larger homestead. It works ANYWHERE! You will learn techniques to help you engage in creating your own food and medicine from a variety of sources in and around your own home. Techniques and methods that work on any environment and in various seasons will be discussed and demonstrated. Learn how to contribute to fresh, ready nutrition for yourself and your family. Learn how plants can provide you with many medicines that strengthen the body and the soul. Registered students who attend the course receive lunch on each class day. Daily Schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm Course Fee: Early bird: $225 After June 30: $275

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Course 
Book: Integrated Forest Gardening - The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems 

August 12th, 2017 - 10:00 am

Peter Burke at NOFA MA Summer Conference

Location: NOFA MA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Peter Burke

Saturday, 10-11:30 AM Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening This workshop is a hands-on tutorial on how to grow ALL your salad greens with no light and no special equipment, all year-round. Everyone will plant a tray of greens to take home. We will also sample a salad of soil sprouts. Peter Burke: Has been teaching garden classes since 2006; started thedailygardener.com to provide seeds for indoor gardening. Jake Burke: Studied Sustainable Agriculture & Food Justice at Hampshire College, presently living/gardening in Northampton, MA.

Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening - How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days 

August 13th, 2017 - 8:00 am

Elizabeth Henderson at NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE

Location: NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Elizabeth Henderson

How Can We Achieve Food Sovereignty If Small Farms Can’t Survive? Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: why aren’t more small farms thriving without off-farm income? If US workers don’t want to work on farms and the flow from abroad is slowing, who will do farm work? How can we balance the needs of farmers, farmworkers and low-income eaters? Elizabeth Henderson: Organic farmer, on boards of NOFA-NY and Agricultural Justice Project. Jessica Culley: CATA General Coordinator, 17 years organizing for farm workers.

Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: Sharing the Harvest - A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition 

August 13th, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Lyndon Virkler at NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE

Location: NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Lyndon Virkler

Sunday, 1-2:30 PM Lessons From the Vermont Fresh Network This workshop is for farmers who wish to improve their sales to local restaurants, schools and institutions. As the Farm to Table movement has grown, the challenge for both producers and chefs has been how to connect and develop mutually beneficial relationships. We will review challenges, opportunities and available resources. Lyndon Virkler: Dean of Faculty, NECI; co-author of Farm to Table, The Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems.

Category: Farm & Garden

Book: Farm to Table - The Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems for Students, Professionals, and Consumers 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Dave Jacke at Omega Institute

Location: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY | Authors: Dave Jacke

Designing Educational Ecoystems: A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training Seasoned educator Dave Jacke and his team guide you to: assess and design for students’ learning niches; create effective learning environments; plan for, budget, and market an event; and devise multifunctional, functionally interconnected courses where the whole experience is greater than the sum of the sessions. August 18-27

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Course 
Book: Edible Forest Gardens: 2 Volume Set 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Michael Phllips at Maine Apple Camp

Location: Liberty, ME | Authors: Michael Phillips

Why not send apple growers off to summer camp for some R&R? John Bunker of FEDCO Trees has done it again, this time bringing conversations about heirloom apples, cider making, organic orcharding to a lakeside camp. Experienced growers like Michael will be there to haze the rookies (smile) and all will be fun. Register with MOFGA while the getting is good. $165 for MOFGA members $215 for non-members

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: Mycorrhizal Planet - How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Steve Gabriel at Wellspring Forest Farm and School

Location: 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg, NY | Authors: Steve Gabriel

Forest Ecology & Management with Mike Demunn (Da’ Ha’ da’ nyah) and Steve Gabriel Learn forest ecology and management techniques for eastern woodlands from Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel and renowned elder forester Mike Demunn. Visit local old growth and heritage forests and farms and practice tree ID, stand assessment, marking, and thinning techniques. Leave the course more confident in your ability to assess and manage woodlots. Topics Covered: · History of forest exploitation · Principles in woodland stewardship · Native perspectives on the forest · Tools to measure forest and tree health · The role of wildlife in the woods · Ecology of Old Growth · Selecting trees for thinning $300 includes local foods lunch each day and free access to our online course ​ SIGN UP BY JULY 21 and receive $50 off Sign up along with the fungi course and save $100. $30 to camp onsite, or stay in our yurt on the farm. REGISTER: http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com

Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

August 19th, 2017 - 9:00 am

Peg Schafer at Casari Ranch

Location: Casari Ranch, CA | Authors: Peg Schafer

In this 2-day workshop Peg will cover key aspects to domestic Chinese medicinal herb production. Participants will learn about the cultivation of medicinal herbs, as well as addressing the relevant issues affecting herb quality and accessibility. This program will be of interest to growers, practitioners, students, and those interested in the changing market of contemporary Asian herbal medicine. Note that this program is about growing medicinal plants and does not cover clinical use of herbs.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm - A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 

September 9th, 2017 - 9:00 am

Peg Schafer at the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm

Location: CA | Authors: Peg Schafer

Peg will lead a one day intensive program giving an in depth look at the managing a medicinal plant nursery and/or farming operation with the goal of producing efficacious medicine. This program is for both growers with some agricultural experience and experienced gardeners. Growers will garner information to build or refine their operation to produce these sought after qualities. Cost: $150 For registration and/or questions contact Peg: anemarrhena@chinesemedicinalherbfarm.com

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Course 
Book: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm - A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 

September 9th, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Doug Fine at Montana State Hemp Festival

Location: 38500 Highway 12 W, Lolo, MT, 59847 | Authors: Doug Fine

Montana loves freedom and hemp. Thomas Jefferson loved freedom and hemp. The hemp and independent farming renaissance is coming to Big Sky State and Doug Fine will tell you how. You’ll be treated to Doug's side-splittingly funny but oh-so-practical from-the-field keynote ("What I wish I knew before becoming a hemp farmer."), and dance to musical headliner Mr. Pato Banton to boot. Add that to the gorgeous surroundings in Lolo National Forest, and this is a must-attend hemp event.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Keynote 
Book: Hemp Bound - Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution 

September 15th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Shawn and Beth Dougherty at MEN FAIR- PA

Location: MEN FAIR-PA, Seven Springs, PA | Authors: Beth Dougherty and Shawn Dougherty

Shawn and Beth will present the following workshops at the Seven Springs Mother Earth News Fair: Not Suitable for Agriculture: Good Farming with Poor land, small savings, and a lot to learn Forage-Based Family-Scale Food Production Mixed Species Management: Intensive Grazing on the small family farm

Category: Farm & Garden | Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Independent Farmstead - Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management 

September 15th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Steve Gabriel at Wellspring Forest Farm and School

Location: 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg, NY | Authors: Steve Gabriel

Fungi Cultivation & Foraging with Olga Tzogas and Steve Gabriel Explore the wondrous world of fungi and learn how to grow and forage mushrooms with Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel and Olga Tzogas Smugtown Mushrooms. During this 3-day intensive course participants will identify wild mushrooms and learn tree ID and forest ecology, inoculate logs, straw, and grain, learn low-tech propagation techniques, and of course, cook and eat mushrooms. Participants will build their skills in mushroom identification, cultivation, and propagation and leave the course equipped with the knowledge and tools.

Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

September 27th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Judith Schwartz at The Grassfed Exchange

Location: Albany, NY | Authors: Judith Schwartz

The Grassfed Exchange Conference is a gathering of regenerative ranchers, dairymen, and sustainable food supporters from across the world who come together to network and exchange ideas. We desire to help producers and consumers grow in the knowledge of the grassfed industry.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Lecture 
Book: Cows Save the Planet - And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth 

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