ON-FARM COMPOSTING

Level: Advanced
Presenter: Rick Carr

Join this workshop to learn how to use your waste materials to create resources. We'll cover compost science, utilization, and how to separate the "feel good" from the "real good".

 

NO-TILL FARMING AT FOUR WINDS FARM

Level: Intermediate
Presenters: Jay Armour and Jenna Kincaid

Twenty-three years ago as an attempt to reduce weed pressure, Jay and Polly Armour stopped plowing and rototilling and developed a no-till approach to farming. Join Jay Armour and beginning farmer and Four Winds farm manager Jenna Kincaid to learn how Four Winds was able to increase their soil organic matter through no-till. Plus, you'll learn about their newer approaches to make their system even more efficient.


SOIL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Elizabeth Marks

Elizabeth Marks, NRCS biologist and Holistic Management International Certified Educator, will present information on short-term climate change trends in New York and what farmers can do to become resilient and farm successfully with more severe storms, higher temperatures, and increased pest pressure.


CELEBRATE BIODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Steffen Schneider

Join us in discovering Biodynamic principles, practices, and the holistic expression of a farm's unique potential, referred to as the farm individuality. Learn how to build the relationships of soil, animals, and humans resources within the Biodynamic Community.


HEALTHY SOILS, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Level: Intermediate
Presenters: Hannah Shayler and Sara Perl Egendorf

Join us to explore resources and best practices for reducing contact with contaminants like lead in farms and gardens. We will showcase research and program updates from the Healthy Soils team and related efforts, tied to a discussion of healthy gardening & farming practices, soil health, and what those practices look like at your own garden or farm.


SOIL FERTILITY: HOW SOIL WORKS

Level: Beginner
Presenter: Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, PhD

Join this workshop for an overview of all aspects of soil fertility, with a no-nonsense explainer of how soil works, including compost, cover crops, basic science, reduced tillage, and no till.