Blog Category: Workshops

JULY 27: HALKIRK, AB – Native Prairie Plant Identification

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 26, 2017

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Lazy T Farm is hosting an evening with Karin Lindquist, forage and beef specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The evening will include a pasture walk and Karen will lead the group in plant ID through Lazy T’s native prairie pastures.  For directions and to let us know you are coming, email alberta@youngagrarians.org 

SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES: Natural Building with Dreamweavers Collective

Posted by Darcy Smith on June 16, 2017

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COB OVEN WORKSHOP JUNE 24th – 25th 2017 SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC 200$/person Spend two days getting your hands dirty while learning the basics of cob, natural building, and how to build a traditional, earthen, wood fired oven! Covering both technique and theory, you will walk away with the confidence and inspiration to take on your own natural building project. We will also go over various principles of heat and fire, including rocket stoves, and simple earthen stoves you can make while camping. The workshop will be taking place at a beautiful farm near Ganges. A great opportunity to spend a weekend … Continue reading SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES: Natural Building with Dreamweavers Collective

JULY 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on June 16, 2017

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Integrated Pest Management Workshop | Presented by Vancouver Urban Farming Society & Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) July 9th, 2017  |  1:00 to 2:30 pm  |  Fresh Roots Urban Farm, Vancouver  |  $10 Explore pests on the farm and get practical tips on improving your pest management! Kiara Jack of E.S. Cropconsult will lead an in-field lesson on common pests, the importance of plant diversity, and organic pest control options. Participants will get hands-on experience with identifying garden insects and diseases and monitoring techniques. Location We’ll be using one of the Fresh Roots Urban Farm locations in Vancouver as our … Continue reading JULY 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Integrated Pest Management Workshop

JULY 2: VANCOUVER, BC – Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on June 14, 2017

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Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop – Presented by Vancouver Urban Farming Society July 2nd, 2017  |  2:00 to 4:00 pm  |  Strathcona Park, Vancouver  |  $10 As a farmer, your body is your most important tool! It is a body that has an indispensable task, to work the land and bring food to the community, family and self. Join physiotherapist Nam Do for a class on proper body mechanics, tool use, and avoiding injury to keep you and your body farming with pleasure for a long time. This workshop is open to all. Location We’ll be meeting at the entrance … Continue reading JULY 2: VANCOUVER, BC – Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop

JULY 16: CASTOR, AB – Redtail Farms Riparian Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 14, 2017

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Looking for ideas on what to do with that spot that’s too wet to farm? Interested in building your farm’s resilience to flooding and droughts while improving water quality within the greater watershed? Join Luke Wonneck from the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society for a hands-on workshop on establishing and managing riparian forest buffers. You will gain skills in understanding what’s going on in your riparian area, what (if anything) needs to be done about it, and how to design forest buffers that provide valuable ecosystem services for your farm (e.g. bank stabilization, water filtration, pollinator habitat, food products, etc.). … Continue reading JULY 16: CASTOR, AB – Redtail Farms Riparian Workshop

June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 02, 2017

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Interested in digging deeper to improve soil health? Join agroecologist Nicole Masters, Integrity Soils, for a surprising and revealing look at your most valuable asset… your soil. Workshop Topics Deepen your understanding of soil health and soil microbes The vital role of soil microbes in building resilience Enhancing water, carbon and nutrient cycles Using soil organisms and/or livestock to lift microbial function on the land Soil detective tools Download & print workshop poster here for more details! About Nicole Masters Nicole Masters, director of Integrity Soils, is an agro-ecologist with over 17 years’ extensive practical and theoretical experience in regenerative … Continue reading June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

June 10-11: Celista, BC – Slip Straw Building Workshop at Spotted Moose Farm

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 26, 2017

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Curious about natural building? This hands-on workshop at Spotted Moose Farm will teach you how to build with clay and straw, while actually getting to construct a new building that will be used for farm gate sales. When: June 10 & 11, 9am-5pm Where: Spotted Moose Farm, 5067 Line 17 Road, Celista, BC Cost: $100 per person (includes food and a camping spot) **Note: Correct phone number to register is 250-859-6206 Check it out on facebook!

May 28: Armstrong, BC – Soil Health Workshop

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 10, 2017

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This workshop for food producers will include a morning classroom component, and an afternoon field walk. Students will learn to use the basic tools for monitoring soil and crop conditions, and how to analyze the results to gradually improve the growing environment, maximize plant quality and soil health regardless of changing weather conditions. In addition to improved crop quality and yield, producers applying the scientific principles to produce nutrient dense plants also report significant reductions in disease, insect, and weed pressures. They also observe increased drought and frost tolerance in crops, and improved soil tilth. The principles and techniques taught are … Continue reading May 28: Armstrong, BC – Soil Health Workshop