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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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Ben Hartman

Ben Hartman

Ben Hartman grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Indiana and graduated college with degrees in English and philosophy. Ben and his wife, Rachel Hershberger, own and operate Clay Bottom Farm in Goshen, Indiana, where they make their living growing and selling specialty crops on less than one acre. Their food is sold locally to restaurants and cafeterias, at a farmers market, and through a community-supported-agriculture (CSA) program. The farm has twice won Edible Michiana’s Reader’s Choice award. The Lean Farm, Ben’s first book, won the Shingo Institute’s prestigious Research and Professional Publication Award. In 2017, Ben was named one of fifty emerging green leaders in the United States by Grist.

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Format: Course

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 | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Edible Forest Gardens: 2 Volume Set 

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 | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

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: [email protected]

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Category: Farm & Garden | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm - A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 

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 | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

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