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. NY
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. Click
here for a full listing of workshops. WI