Farm Tour, Speakers, Demos, Food & Live Music!
If you’re an aspiring farmer, current farmer, seasoned farmer, gardener or you’re a food lover that just loves to hang out with farmers (who isn’t?), we’re hosting an event for you.
When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016
3:00pm (sharp) – Farm Tour Start & Speakers to Follow
6:30pm – Supper
Into the Evening – Music, Mingling and Hanging Out!
Who: An event for EVERYONE interested in learning about sustainable farming and growing techniques. Open to all ages and levels of farming experience.
Location: Fork in the Rowed Farms
211052 township 9-0a, Lethbridge county (See map)
Cost: $25/person (includes supper)
Pre-register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/young-agrarians-mixer-at-fork-in-the-rowed-farms-tickets-26902783951
Farm Tour: Fork in the Rowed
Co-owners Jodie Van Nistelrooy and Moira Watson began farming Fork in the Rowed, a certified organic vegetable farm 3 years ago just outside of Lethbridge, AB. They grow a variety of crops to fill their CSA boxes and their tables at the farmer’s markets in Lethbridge and Calgary. Learn about the farming techniques they have honed, successful marketing strategies and how to build a farm business model through a partnership.
Speaker: Takota Coen
“Bringing Design & Permaculture Back to the Farm”
Takota was raised on Grass Roots Family Farm where his family has managed their land according to organic principles for 26 years. Recently, they have began transitioning their land into a perennial based agricultural system using principles from Permaculture and Holistic Management. Takota also runs Deep Roots Design where he works with other land owners to implement resilient living systems that are earth restorative.
Speaker: Mike Dorion
“Building Foundations of Healthy Soil”
Mike is behind Living Soil Solutions which uses natural methods to transform tired and dead dirt back into living and fertile soils. There is much more life going on under our feet than we can even imagine. Mike is immersed in immersed the Permaculture community, SPIN Farming, greenhouse design, herbology and mentoring on soil and soil microbiology.
Demonstration: Dan Rollingson
Compost tea brewing and application demo
Dan runs Earthly Matters where he works with his over 30, 000 worms to create worm casting, compost and teas and more. Surprisingly there is never a dull moment on a worm farm. Dan works with gardeners and farmers throughout Alberta offering an alternative to chemical fertilizer.
Demonstration: Tim Wickstrom
Hand forged tools made from reclaimed materials
Reforged Ironworks is a blacksmithing company where Tim turns locally-sourced materials into unique garden and farm tools. The forge is fueled with charcoal, a sustainable and renewable resource that’s been used by blacksmiths for centuries. Tim and his partner Lorinda Peel also run Edible Earthscapes, a permaculture and landscape design company. And a bit shout out to Lorinda for helping us plan this event!
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