Seattle, WA |  1-day New Farmers + Student Farming Workshop
Oct
13
8:30 AM08:30

Seattle, WA | 1-day New Farmers + Student Farming Workshop

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An introduction to small-scale biointensive farming with JM Fortier, Dany Bouchard and Ecolibrium Farms

In this one day workshop, JM Fortier and Dany Bouchard will provide you with an overview of the techniques, tools, design philosophy and appropriate technology that makes an organic market garden productive and profitable.

We will spend the first half of the day in a classroom reviewing bio-intensive techniques and tools before heading out to Ecolibrium's fields for hand-ons practice of bed prep, seeding and weeding on a small-scale farm going through the transition of adopting Fortier's techniques as detailed in best-selling book The Market Gardener.

Includes lunch and post-work beers!

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Seattle, WA |  3-day Workshop Market Gardening 3.0
Oct
14
to Oct 16

Seattle, WA | 3-day Workshop Market Gardening 3.0

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A workshop For Intermediate & Advanced Farmers

Join JM Fortier, Dany Bouchard and the Market Gardener team at Ecolibrium Farms for an in-depth look into the best practices, tools, techniques, and strategies that can help serious growers take their market gardening project to the next level.

In this 3-day workshop, the team will share the results of the last 5 years of applied research and development at Ferme des Quatre-Temps through a combination of slides, lecture, interactive dialogue, and hands-on field demonstrations.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Keystone elements of the bio-intensive vegetable production model

    • Farm design for maximum efficiency

    • Creating systems for reduction of complexity

    • Tools and appropriate technology

  • An in-depth look into key crops

  • Nursery

    • Learn and apply techniques for tomato grafting

    • Healing process in a healing chamber

  • Weeding & cultivation

    • Practice with weeding tools including mutineer, colinear hoes, wheelhoes, flextine weeder, wire weeder and more!

  • Irrigation

  • Season Extension

    • Build a low tunnel with the team

    • Discuss infrastructure options for season extension including greenhouses, caterpillar tunnels, low tunnels.

  • Crop planning

    • An in depth look into tools and strategies to increase productivity

  • Bed preparation

    • Start your beds from scratch

    • Raise beds with a rotary plow

    • Learn how to use a BCS with a power harrow

    • Try the tilther for a smooth finish

  • Direct sales & marketing


Minimum requirement: 2+ years previous farming experience to enroll. If you have questions about this please email grow@ecolibriumfarms.com and we can talk you through it.

Includes daily lunch and end-of-workshop celebration.

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Zagreb, Croatia | Conference & Workshop
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Zagreb, Croatia | Conference & Workshop

Thursday, November 22nd

11.00 Croatian Organic Forum / B2B conference - EFFICIENCY IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE FROM FARMING TO PRODUCT PLACEMENT

19.00 lecture and launching of the book The Market Gardener

Friday, November 23 rd

10.00-14.00 Masterclass with JM Fortier

Contact: Makronova, Ilica 11, Zagreb, info@makronova.com, + 385 48 47 119

This event is organized by Makronova, Biovega, Planetopija and Zrno organic farm.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany | 1-day Seminar: Transitioning to Bio-Intensive Systems
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany | 1-day Seminar: Transitioning to Bio-Intensive Systems

  • Fakultät für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen Room 100 (map)
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This seminar is a full-day focus group intended to cover the topics related to transitioning to bio-intensive systems on organic small-scale farms.

Tickets still available at the door!
*Limited places are available

Location:
Fakultät für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen
Tennenbacher Str. 4
Room 100

Price: 100€

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New Brunswick, New Jersey | NOFA NJ Winter Conference
Jan
28
to Jan 29

New Brunswick, New Jersey | NOFA NJ Winter Conference

  • Rutgers Douglass Student Center (map)
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Keynote Address - NOFA-NJ’s 27th Annual Winter Conference, New Jersey’s largest organic food and agricultural conference is coming! This year’s conference features two jam-packed days of classes and workshops with nationally and locally recognized speakers in the how's and why's of sustainable, local agriculture and food. With tracks in food & nutrition, beginning farming, homesteading, livestock, advanced/technical farming and organic gardening, the Winter Conference has something for everyone whether you're a farmer, a gardener, a foodie or a fan of an organic lifestyle.  

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St Joseph, MO | Great Plains Growers Conference and Trade Show
Jan
13
to Jan 14

St Joseph, MO | Great Plains Growers Conference and Trade Show

  • Fulkerson Center, Missouri Western University (map)
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Keynote Address - Jean-Martin provides beginning farmers with a solid framework to be successful with their own farms. From soil preparation to crop rotation strategies and dealing with insect pests, discover how his manages the farm without the use of a tractor or any heavy machinery. He will share his journey in developing a successful farm, along with tools and techniques for successful, profitable, human-scale vegetable growing. Jean-Martin's farming strategy places a strong emphasis on intelligent farm design, appropriate technologies and harnessing the power of soil biology as key components of successful farming.

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