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".

 

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 and Anthony Mecca

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.


Fireside Chat with Karl Hammer

Level: Intermediate
Presenters: Karl Hammer

Karl Hammer; Godfather of Vermont Compost and Fort Vee, beholden to billions of microbial farm families will hold a “Fireside Chat with Karl Hammer” with a free form conversation on the depth and breadth of Karl’s Compost Revolution.

Not for the faint at heart, no row left un-turned. Bring your deepest compostable passionate questions to the surface and be enlightened.


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.