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Tradd Cotter

June 12, 2016

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain Tour

On June 12th, Tradd Cotter will be conducting a tour of Mushroom Mountain! The tour will include an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, a laboratory tour, research overviews, and a tour of the fruiting room. Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will also be discussed along the way. The tour costs $15 to attend and will begin at 10:00AM.

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Travis Christofferson

Travis Christofferson

Travis Christofferson, M.S. received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the Montana State University Honors Program and a master’s degree in Material Engineering and Science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Today, he is a full-time science writer and founder of a cancer charity. He lives in South Dakota.

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Upcoming Events

Format: Workshop

January 19th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Sarah Flack at NOFA NY Winter Conference

Location: 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 | Authors: Sarah Flack

Sarah will teach a pre-conference intensive as well as a grazing workshop at the 2017 NOFA NY conference in Saratoga, NY. This year's event will run from January 19 - 21. Sarah will have a half day intensive on grazing systems on January 20th, as well as an additional workshop on preventing pasture pitfalls on January 21st.

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 

January 20th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Shawn Jadrnicek at NOFA NY Winter Conference

Location: 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 | Authors: Shawn Jadrnicek

Shawn's workshop proposal has been accepted for the 2017 NOFA NY Conference. More details to come.

Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Bio-Integrated Farm - A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More 

January 20th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at NOFA NY Winter Conference

Location: 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present workshops on mushroom cultivation at NOFA NY's 2017 WInter Conference. This event will take place on at the Saratoga Hilton. More details to come!

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

January 21st, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Roebuck Farm

Location: Roebuck Farm, New Plymouth, New Zealand | Authors: David Asher

David Asher will lead a two-day workshop at Roebuck Farm in New Plymouth in New Zealand on January 21st and 22nd. Early Bird Pricing of NZ$350 until 11 December, with tickets afterwards available at NZ$395.

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Category: Food & Drink | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

January 21st, 2017 - 10:30 am

Carol Deppe at 2017 Good Earth Home and Garden Show

Location: 796 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97402 | Authors: Carol Deppe

Carol Deppe will speak at the 12th Annual Good Earth Home and Garden Show in Eugene on January 20-22, 2017. Book signings and seed sales will follow all of Carol's workshops on Saturday, January 21st: 10:30 am | WILLAMETTE STAGE Grow the Best Tomatoes! Varieties, Growing Conditions & Harvesting for Optimal Flavor 11:30 am | WILLAMETTE STAGE Grow the Best Squash! Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Drying the zuchs that get past you for a long-storing staple. Varieties, growing, harvesting, curing, storing, using. 12:30 pm | WILLAMETTE STAGE The Eat-All Greens Garden – Grow 200 lbs of Greens in a Tiny Garden 1:30 pm | WILLAMETTE STAGE Seed Saving For the Home Gardener 2:30 pm | WILLAMETTE STAGE Join the Open Source Seed Revolution! Take Back Control of Our Seeds, Our Food, & Our Lives—Talk and Songfest

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Category: Farm & Garden | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Spirituality & Philosophy
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Tao of Vegetable Gardening - Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity 

January 25th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Shawn Jadrnicek at SSAWG

Location: Lexington, KY | Authors: Shawn Jadrnicek

Shawn Jadrnicek will present at the 2017 Southern SAWG conference in Lexington, KY. This year's event will run from January 25-28. More details to come!

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Bio-Integrated Farm - A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More 

January 27th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Michael Phillips at Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

Location: Traverse City, MI | Authors: Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips will present at the 2017 Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference. This year's event will take place in Traverse City from January 27-29.

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Holistic Orchard - Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way 

January 28th, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Preserved

Location: 2i Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour, New Zealand, 8972 | Authors: David Asher

David Asher will teach a two-day workshop on natural cheesemaking at Preserved, a cooking school in Christchurch. Cost to participate is set at NZ$299.00.

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Category: Food & Drink | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

January 31st, 2017 - 8:00 am

Eric Toensmeier at UMASS Amherst- Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity

Location: 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003 | Authors: Eric Toensmeier

On January 31st, Eric Toensmeier will speak at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity, a conference at UMass Amherst's Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center. Join Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, the Ecological Landscape Alliance, the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass), and the Organic Land Care of NOFA/CT for a day-long program that offers practical tips and applications for how you, too, can be part of the climate solution. Tickets are available from $59 - $79.

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Science, Nature & Environment | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Carbon Farming Solution - A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security 

February 1st, 2017 - 12:00 am

Sarah Flack at PASA

Location: 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA, 16803 | Authors: Sarah Flack

Sarah Flack will participate in the 2017 PASA conference at Penn Stater Conference Center on February 1st-4th. Sarah will lead two half-day grazing intensives on the 2nd during the pre-conference. During the main conference, Sarah will lead workshops on: -The Graziers Tool Box –– improving pasture productivity and quality - Preventing Pasture Pitfalls: Learning from Our Livestock and Pastures -Grazing Q&A Fine Tuning & Troubleshooting Your Grazing System

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 

February 4th, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Preserved

Location: 2i Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour, New Zealand, 8972 | Authors: David Asher

David Asher will teach a two-day workshop on natural cheesemaking at Preserved, a cooking school in Christchurch. Cost to participate is set at NZ$299.00.

Category: Food & Drink | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

February 7th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Claude Jolicoeur at CiderCon

Location: 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605 | Authors: Claude Jolicoeur

Claude Jolicouer will lead a workshop on modernism vs traditionalism at CiderCon 2017 in Chicago. This year's event will take place at the Hilton from February 7-10.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The New Cider Maker's Handbook - A Comprehensive Guide for Craft Producers 

February 7th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Katrina Blair at Local Wild Living Soil Program

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

This three-month program (Feb 7-April 26, 2017) is a deep exploration of wild edible and medicinal plants, living food nutrition, permaculture design and holistic health. It is an experiential journey of internal and external health. We will cover practical applications of topics including: harvesting wild foods for our daily diet, creating simple to gourmet living food recipes, making herbal medicines, building solar dehydrators, learning about soil mycology, making cultured and fermented recipes, as well as integrating holistic practices into our daily lives. Each morning begins with a centering movement practice such as yoga, tai chi or meditation. The program dives into healing modalities such as natural therapeutics, Eastern philosophies, and detoxification cleanses. It will prepare students to be competent as local, wild, and living food chefs, to offer education on nutrition and holistic health, to lead wild food identification and medicinal preparation workshops, to practice permaculture design, to integrate healing modalities and incorporate deep earth-centered skills into daily life practices.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds - 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival 

February 9th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Richard Wiswall at OEFFA Conference

Location: 22 E. 5th St., Dayton, OH, 45402 | Authors: Richard Wiswall

Richard Wiswall will present at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Conference. This event will take place in Dayton, Ohio on February 9-10, 2017 at the Dayton Convention Center. More details to come!

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Category: Farm & Garden | Business & Economy
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook - A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff - and Making a Profit 

February 17th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Tennessee Organic Growers Association Conference

Location: TOGA, Franklin, TN | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present at the Tennessee Organic Growers Association Conference on February 17-18. Tradd will present a general session on Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone, as well as a hands-on intensive about Cultivating Mushrooms on Logs, Wood Chips, Straw and Compost.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

February 18th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Andrew Mefferd at NOFA-VT Winter Conference

Location: NOFA VT Winter Conference, Burlington, VT | Authors: Andrew Mefferd

Andrew Mefferd will teach two workshops at the NOFA-VT Winter Conference in Burlington. The first workshop is titled, "Vining/Fruiting crops in hoophouses and greenhouses: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and eggplants." The second workshop will focus on "Advanced techniques for greenhouse and hoophouse vegetables." More details to come!

Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook - Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture 

February 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Jeff and Melanie Carpenter at NOFA-VT

Location: UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT, 05401 | Authors: Jeff Carpenter and Melanie Carpenter

Jeff and Melanie Carpenter will present a workshop on organic medicinal herbs at the 2017 NOFA-VT Conference in Burlington, VT. This year's event will take place February 18-20.

Category: Farm & Garden | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Farm & Garden | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer - The Ultimate Guide to Producing High-Quality Herbs on a Market Scale 

February 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Peter Burke at NOFA-VT

Location: UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT, 05401 | Authors: Peter Burke

Peter Burke will present a workshop on year-round indoor salad gardening at the 2017 NOFA-VT Winter Conference. This year's event will take place in Burlington, VT on February 18-20. More details to come.

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

February 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Ross Conrad at NOFA-VT

Location: UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT, 05401 | Authors: Ross Conrad

Ross Conrad will present a workshop on natural beekeeping at the 2017 NOFA-VT Winter Conference at UVM, February 18-20.

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Format: Workshop 

February 23rd, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Sarah Flack at MOSES Organic University Grazing School

Location: MOSES Organic University, LaCrosse, WI | Authors: Sarah Flack

This workshop will cover the basic principals of good grazing management systems, first from the perspective of the plants, and then from the perspective of the livestock. Once we put those two important pieces together, we will discuss topics which include how to monitor pastures and animals so that we can maximize dry matter intake from pasture and use grazing to improve pasture quality and productivity. Using examples of real farm grazing systems we will cover system design, fence, water systems, lanes, paddock sizing and acreage requirements. We will talk about how to use different stocking densities, pre and post grazing heights, length of rest periods, different plant species to improve pasture and strategies to maximize dry matter intake from pasture. We will use photos of pastures, beef, sheep, goats and dairy cows to talk about how to observe and monitor pastures and cattle so that we can better understand if our grazing systems are working the way we want them to. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

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 

March 11th, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Jamberoo Valley Farm

Location: 185 Wallaby Hill Rd, Jamberoo, Australia, NSW 2533 | Authors: David Asher

David Asher will teach a workshop on natural cheesemaking at the beautiful Jamberoo Valley Farm in Jamberoo, in the dairy country 1.5hrs south of Sydney. Day one will focus on the basics, as well as fresh and french cheeses. Day two of the workshop will focus on rennet, alpine and blue cheeses. Cost to participate in this course is set at A$712.50 for early birds (before 11 Jan), with a full price of A$750.

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Category: Food & Drink | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

March 18th, 2017 - 9:00 am

David Asher at 107 Rooftop Garden

Location: 107 Redfern Street, Level 1, Sydney, Australia, NSW 2016 | Authors: David Asher

On March 18th and 19th, David Asher will lead a two-day workshop at 107 Rooftop Garden in Redfern, Sydney. This class will cover the basics; fresh and french cheeses; rennet; and alpine and blue cheeses.

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Category: Food & Drink | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

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: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Biography & Memoir | Spirituality & Philosophy
Format: Workshop 
Book: One-Straw Revolutionary - The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka 

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