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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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May 27th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Pacolet Area Conservancy

Location: 850 N. Trade Street, Tryon, NC, 28782 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Join mushroom expert Tradd Cotter, mycologist and founder of Mushroom Mountain, for a fascinating lecture on native plants and their fungal partners on May 27. In order to sustain life on this planet, a complex matrix of organisms has evolved to orchestrate the balance. Plants and fungi have merged and continue to unveil the benefits of collaborating with nature. We have a lot to learn from these relationships, and understanding the respect they have for each other can teach us more than just soil biology. Our native plant communities are communicating through their own internet, reaching out to other organisms to help repair the ecosystems that perpetuate life on this planet.

Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Lecture 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

June 1st, 2017 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Sterling College

Location: Sterling College, Craftsbury Commons, VT | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae: Tradd Cotter leads an exclusive four-day immersion course that dives into mushroom ecology and basic identification, farm reproduction methods and cultivation, mycoremediation, and medicinal mushrooms, extracts, and tinctures. Beginners and advanced students alike will walk away with the knowledge and skills needed to accomplish a range of personal or professional goals, including: cultivating fungi on small and large scales, incorporating edible mushrooms and beneficial fungi into garden designs, identifying wild mushrooms, cultivating and preparing medicinal mushrooms, and cleaning contaminated soils and polluted water through mycoremediation. June 1-4

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Course 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

June 1st, 2017 - 12:00 am

Wayne Weiseman at Kinstone

Location: Kinstone, Fountain City, WI, 54629 | Authors: Wayne Weiseman

Plants in Permaculture - This intensive four day class will be instructed by Wayne Weiseman from June 1-4. You will learn techniques to help you identify and use local trees and plants, come to an understanding of their significance in the landscape and practice using plants for food, medicine and utility. You will identify and harvest plants in the wild; then study, process and transform them. You will make tinctures, decoctions, infusions, teas, ferments, salads and more. Course Fee Early bird: $350 After April 20: $400

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

June 3rd, 2017 - 12:00 am

Jerome Osentowski at CRMPI

Location: CRMPI, CO | Authors: Jerome Osentowski

Jerome will be instructing a workshop June 3-4. Day one of these workshops will cover the basics of forest gardening, including successful companion planting for the high rockies, design considerations, getting started, and upkeep. One Day: $150 Two Days: $300

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Forest Garden Greenhouse - How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis 

June 3rd, 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
Format: Course 
Book: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm - A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 

June 3rd, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Michael Philliips Holistic Orchard Intensive

Location: Lost Nation Orchard, Groveton, NH | Authors: Michael Phillips

This "organic apple everything" weekend with Michael Phillips at the farm inspires people to pursue their own orchard dreams. Come gain the practical insights needed to establish your own fruit planting based on the biological systems approach used here at Lost Nation Orchard.

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

June 3rd, 2017 - 9:00 am

Katrina Blair at Luke Adler Healing

Location: Eugene, OR | Authors: Katrina Blair

Wild Plant Wisdom Workshop - June 3, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM $33/person (kids free) Includes: Immersion in our natural environment, hands-on experience connecting with the edible and medicinal plants, sacred movement practices, and celebrating with a wild foods lunch! Free Friday Night Class 6/2 at 7:00 PM

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

June 9th, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Dave Jacke at Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

Location: Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, Auburn, NY | Authors: Dave Jacke

Friday Evening Public Talk: 7-9 PM Suggested $10 at the door Saturday-Sunday Workshop: 8:30-5 Sliding Scale $180-$250 You can come to the evening lecture alone, or register for the whole weekend and get into the lecture free. More details to come!

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

June 10th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Amy Halloran at Taste of Troy

Location: Troy, NY | Authors: Amy Halloran

Amy Halloran will guide us through the Farmers Market to meet the farmers who grew the ingredients selected for the savory and sweet crepes and waffles that will be enjoyed at the end of the tour. Then while Amy is off preparing our feast, Amy Koren-Roth (founder and forever foodie of Taste of Troy Food Tours) will set the historical stage of 19th Century Troy, including its special connection to a key kitchen tool and ingredient that will be used in preparing our breakfast feast. We will get insights into wine pairing for our meal at one of Clark Hospitality’s many Troy establishments – Twenty-Two 2nd Street Wine Company. Finally returning to the Arts Center to savor our breakfast and get insights into grains.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Lecture 
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 

June 10th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Shawn and Beth Dougherty at Mother Earth News -Burlington

Location: MEN FAIR-VT, Burlington, VT | Authors: Beth Dougherty and Shawn Dougherty

Shawn and Beth Dougherty will present the following workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair in Burlington, VT, on June 10-11. They include: 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 

June 14th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Michael Phillips at Sterling College

Location: Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT | Authors: Michael Phillips

Three days of hands-on learning about holistic orcharding and fungal connections with Michael as part of the School of the New American Farmstead series. Stay tuned for details at www.sterlingcollege.edu as the course schedule for 2017 is just being developed.

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

June 26th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Larry Korn at Soil Sun Soul Workshop

Location: Sanillés, Carretera de Lles Lles de Cerdanya, Lerida, Spain, 25726 | Authors: Larry Korn

Join Larry Korn for a 7-day workshop with Tracie Sage near Barcelona, Spain on the theory and practice of Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming from June 26 -July 3. Cost to participate in this course is set at 700 Euro.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: One-Straw Revolutionary - The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka 

June 27th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Eric Toensmeier at North American Agroforestry Conference

Location: Virginia Tech, Squires Student Center, Blacksburg, VA | Authors: Eric Toensmeier

Eric Toensmeier will keynote at the 2017 North American Agroforestry Conference at Virginia Tech on June 27-29. Early registration begins February 15, 2017

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Keynote 
Book: The Carbon Farming Solution - A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security 

July 8th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Wayne Weiseman at Kinstone

Location: Kinstone, Fountain City, WI, 54629 | Authors: Wayne Weiseman

Come learn with Wayne Weiseman at a 9-day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course that offers a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture principles, applications & design practices and meets the international standard as the 72+ hour foundational course for Permaculture practitioners and teachers. July 8-16

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

July 8th, 2017 - 9:00 am

Tradd Cotter - Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Location: Mushroom Mountain Farm, Easley, SC | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Taught personally by Tradd Cotter on-site at the Mushroom Mountain Farm in Easley, SC. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on logs, stumps, wood chips, and straw, designing mushroom gardens, and composting or recycling with fungi. Directions and more information will be mailed to you upon registration. Must register in advance. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out. Requests for waiting list possible if full and there is a cancellation. Price: $200

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

July 17th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm

Location: Polyface Farm, Swoope, VA | Authors: Joel Salatin

Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar Two out of every three years, Polyface offers this two-day, six meal (it’s worth coming just for the meals) intensive seminar limited to 30 people in order to maintain intimacy. If you ever wanted to go behind the scenes with the Salatin family, this is your opportunity. We actually process chickens, process rabbits, go up the mountain to see pigs, discuss water systems and road building. 2017 Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar Dates July 17-18 July 21-22 July 28-29

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: Fields of Farmers - Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating 

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 

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 

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]

Find more details here.

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

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 

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