We are deep into integrating the rich content streams
you've come to expect from NewFarm.org with our parent organization's
website at The Rodale Institute. When the designing and re-arranging
is done, we will present you with a dynamic new site that
will be more fun, easier to use and give you more of what
you need to farm well. While we're under contruction, we will
not be accepting new ads.
January 15 - May 16th, 2008.
Ridge to Reef Beneficial Farming Program.
Located in the lush forests of St. Croix, USVI, this unique
training program is for aspiring steward-farmers interested
in creating productive agricultural systems while protecting
the health of downstream ecosystems. Each resident will learn
whole systems organic strategies that benefit people and their
living environment. Hands-on farm projects and interpretive
tours around the island will provide resident farmers experiential
learning opportunities. Resident farmers will also hike, swim,
and snorkel to an elevated understanding of systems connectivity.
For more information, check out our website at visfi.org.
US Virgin Islands
April 18 and 19th, 2008.
Swine School, Hosted by Stone Barns Center & The
Animal Welfare Institute in Pocantico Hills, NY.
Featuring: Paul Willis, Keith Thornton, Chuck Talbott, &
Tim Holmes. Topics will include: Outdoor Management Techniques,
Swine Behavior, Meat Quality, Feeds & Feeding, Herd Health,
Breeding & more! Visit www.stonebarnscenter.org or call
914-366-6200 x151 for more information or to register.
Various dates, 2008.
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute’s 2008 Workshop
Series offers over 40 individual workshops presented
by farmers and other agricultural professionals. Our courses
are designed to serve as entry points and pathways at every
phase of an agrarian life – newly emerging farmers,
farmers in transitions even those who have been farming for
many years all benefit from courses offered in 2008. We are
also creating opportunities for consumers to enter into farm
life through cooking, gardening and farm visits. There is
something for everyone from the professional family farmer
to the novice gardener, but space is limited, so sign up today.
here for a full listing of workshops. WI