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Join Joel Salatin, Dave Jacke, Eric Toensmeier and More for a Carbon Farming Course

Carbon Farming puts carbon where it belongs – in the soil.

Carbon Farming combines cutting-edge agricultural practices with the tools of ecological design to build healthy soil and profitable farms. The Carbon Farming Course is hosted by the beautiful ThreeFold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, home of the Pfeiffer Center for Biodynamic Agriculture. Evening lectures will be held at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY.

Top farmers and researchers from around the world are gathering at this unique event to train land-owners, farmers, policy-makers, investors, and  in the best practices of carbon farming. Each Workshop in the 2012 Carbon Farming Course focuses on an essential component of profitable regenerative agriculture:

  • Holistic Management: Decision-making for profit and purpose.
  • Keyline Farming: Water planning and rapid soil development.
  • Perennial Agriculture: Mimic ecosystems for resilience and risk-management.
  • Tree Crops & Agroforestry: Perennial systems to multiply your yields.
  • Living Soils: Activate soil biology for fertility and input-reduction.
  • Local Food Systems: The Polyface Farm strategy for economic abundance.
Presenters will include Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, Dave Jacke of Dynamics Ecological Design, Eric Toensmeier of Perennial Solutions, and more. Carbon Farming Workshops in Regenerative Agriculture January 17th – February 5th, 2012 Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Road Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977 www.carbonfarmingcourse.com Sponsored by The Northeast Organic Farming Associations of NY and NJ (NOFA-NY, NOFA-NJ), The New England Farmers Union, Terra Genesis International, Food Forest Farm, A Growing Culture, and Gaia University International.$1795 all workshops, $495 individual workshops, $110 individual workshops Register today at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1005444 For more information [email protected]


10 Books to Curl Up With This Winter

William Wordsworth was right when he said, “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” Nevertheless, the cold, dark days of winter can still get the best of even Nature’s most tenderhearted admirer. What’s one to do? We here at Chelsea Green have concocted the perfect cabin fever remedy with our suggested winter reading […] Read More..

Draft Power: The Life-Affirming Alternative to “Big Ag”

Farmers young and old are seeking new ways to shrink their carbon footprint and promote more ecologically friendly ways of getting chores done. So, what’s a modern farmer to do? For some, the centuries old approach of using draft animals—especially horses—is offering a very 21st century solution. Read More..

Top 8 Chelsea Green Books the Self-Styled Oregon Militia Should Read

The ongoing armed militia occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is showing no signs of ending — so, rather than send them snacks, or sex toys, we had an idea: Send them a book! Better yet, send them several Chelsea Green books. Don’t worry, we’ve picked five key titles that we think […] Read More..

A Book for the Fruit Nerd on Your Holiday Gift List

Have a fruit enthusiast on your holiday shopping list this year? Then give the gift that Booklist calls, “a thorough investigation of one wonderful fruit”—The Book of Pears by Joan Morgan.Sure cherries, plums, peaches, and other fruits have their unique qualities, but nothing quite compares to the pear’s luscious texture, richness of taste, and fragrance reminiscent […] Read More..

Unlock the Secret to the Perfect Salad with Soil Sprouts

As the weather gets colder and seasonal produce only means root vegetables, we begin to dream about fresh greens and colorful salads. Without a greenhouse or expensive equipment, it’s hard to imagine a reality in which you can have fresh and local greens every day. Luckily, Peter Burke has a method: in his book Year-Round Indoor […] Read More..
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