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2018 Farmer Training Program - Fairbanks, Alaska

2018 Farmer Training Program - Fairbanks, Alaska

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Start a Farm. Run a Homestead. Build Community. Get the skills and hands-on experience you need to make it happen. Calypso Farm and Ecology Center’s 5 month, residential Farmer Training Program immerses participants in all aspects of farming: production, creativity and business planning. · Gain the farm production skills necessary for farming success: building healthy soil, greenhouse growing, irrigation, composting, animal husbandry, field planning, cultivation, harvest, CSA operations, farm infrastructure, farm equipment use, and using your working body safely. · Weekly Whole Farm Planning sessions lead you through the process of building a comprehensive business plan for a future farm, from choosing land and areas of production to marketing and creating a budget. · Build creativity and homesteading skills through exposure to green wood carving, birch bark, food preservation, blacksmithing, wool processing, construction, printmaking, and more. · Have your own special interests? Calypso’s staff will work with you to gear the program to your specific learning goals. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in Calypso’s farm-based education programs, explore value-added product production, and work with Calypso’s food justice initiatives. For full program information and application guidelines please visit: http://www.calypsofarm.org/education/farmer-training-program/

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Learn more at www.calypsofarm.org. Call or email Susan Willsrud with questions: calypsosusan@gmail.com, 907-451-0691
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