Join several local sustainable small scale farmers for a six part series of SARE-supported workshops focusing on beginner farmer topics and practices. Each workshop includes presentations and hands on experience. Come with your questions and concerns and be ready to get dirty. Learn more about the host farms by checking out their websites.
Introduction to the Organic Small Farm Model
May 20, 10am-5pm ($15 + bring a lunch)
Bertrand Farm, Inc., 3575 W Bertrand Rd, Niles, MI
A look at the history of agriculture and how we got to where we are today. Included in this day long workshop are...Read More
August is the perfect time for a day trip. The University of Minnesota Extension, along with the Minnesota State SARE Program has developed a tour of farming operations in Norman and Mahnomen counties in Northern Minnesota. The tour, scheduled for August 16th, is an opportunity for friends and families to connect with the thriving local foods community. Participants will have opportunity to learn about natural and sustainable production methods that can be used in their own backyard gardens. The full day event has timed stops along the way offering a look into several local foods farm operations....Read More
Source: Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B, Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), Rural Women’s Project, Email: email@example.com
Celebrate local agriculture on August 5 by visiting small family farms as part of a tour led by Wisconsin women committed to a healthy, fresh future for our children. From eggplants to emus, sheep to solar energy, bed & breakfasts to beef – these seven farms on the tour offer a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer’s bounty in one afternoon. This event is supported, in part,...Read More
The public is invited to a day of learning and celebration at Hilltop Community Farm, a small, diversified, community-supported agriculture farm and orchard near LaValle, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14. This event features Erin's Schneider's NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant project, which assessed the sustainability of growing non-traditional fruit tree crops on Hilltop Community Farm, a community supported agriculture operation, on the eastern edge of Wisconsin's Driftless region.
Source: Reedsburg Times-Press,
On July 14, visitors to Hilltop Community Farm will be able to celebrate fruit...Read More
NDSU Extension, United Tribes Technical College, Dakota College at Bottineau, Turtle Mountain Community College, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, the Carrington Research Extension Center, and SARE are sponsoring a horticulture professional development tour for educators on the 23rd and 24th of July in northern and central North Dakota. Below is the current agenda.
Meals will be on your own, and most of attendees will likely be lodging at the Spirit Lake Casino Hotel (http://spiritlakecasino.com/lodging/hotel/) on the evening of the 23rd. Those interested in coming...Read More
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has announced its 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring free public tours of some of Ohio’s finest sustainable and organic farms. OEFFA has offered this series for the past 30 years, providing unique opportunities for Ohioans to see, taste, feel, and learn what sustainable food and fiber production is all about from the farmers themselves.
Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, aspiring and beginning farmers, and anyone interested...Read More
Source: Glass City Jungle
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has announced its 2011 series of free public tours of some of Ohio’s finest sustainable and organic farms. OEFFA has offered this series for the past 29 years, providing unique opportunities for Ohioans to see, taste, feel, and learn what sustainable food and fiber production is all about from the real experts—the farmers themselves.
Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, aspiring and beginning farmers, and anyone interested in learning...Read More