Back to Basics Learning Series offered in our Western Region
Over the course of the 2012 season, our Western Region will be offering a series of Master Classes, Field Days, farm tours and potlucks to bring people together around topics related to the foundations of sustainable farming operations.
These are promised to be great learning and networking opportunities for aspiring and beginning farmers, and even experienced farmers looking for some new ideas! Farm interns and apprentices are especially welcome at all the events!
Upcoming Back to Basics Events:
Master Class: Harvesting & Packing Systems
Thursday, July 12
Harvest Valley Farms
Valencia, Allegheny County
Master Class: Small-Scale Production: Equipment and Tools
Monday, July 23
Edible Earth Farm
Tionesta, Forest County
Master Class: Direct Marketing Strategies & Summer Potluck (attend just one or both)
Friday, August 10
Master Class: 3:30-5:30pm
Silver Wheel Farm
Harrisville, Butler County
Networking Potluck: 6:00-8:30pm
Rock Falls Park
Slippery Rock, Butler County
Field Day: Cover Crops & Compost: Balancing Nutrients for Optimum Soil & Crop Health
Wednesday, September 5
Avella, Washington County
Pre-registration is encouraged for all events, click on the event name to learn more & register today!