HANDS-ON LEARNING WORKSHOPS (aka “Crop Mobs”)
Like an old-fashioned barn-raising, these workshops provide an opportunity to join together and support a fellow grower while learning valuable skills from experienced farmers. We will engage in fun, hands-on, educational farming tasks while helping a grower complete a large project.
Farming with Perennial and Annual Crops: Hands-on orchard management, diverse interplanting, and nursery production @ Skipley Farm – Saturday, May 11, 2013, Snohomish, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Learn pruning, propagation, vegetable production, and soil fertility practices.
Diversified Vegetable Operations for All Seasons @ Persephone Farm – Sunday, June 16, 2013, Indianola, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Engage in hands-on activities with mixed vegetables and greenhouse management, planting winter crops, garlic harvest, processing, regenerative ecological farm practices.
Socializing, networking, potluck dinner occurs with each event. On-farm camping available!
3rd Annual GO Conference Farmer Mixer
Kick off the conference on the Thursday night prior with another awesome mixer, this year hosted by our very own Alliance and the generous Chef Shaun Doty at his Bantam + Biddy chicken joint. We’ve got the patio to ourselves for our shindig, and B+B will be donating chicken-y and veggie snacks. There’s no cost to attend, cash bar, and you won’t want to miss it.
Thursday Feb 21, 8-11pm
Bantam + Biddy
1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 301 in the Ansley Mall Shopping Center
RSVP on our Facebook event page here
Farmer Storytelling Photo Project
As part of our goal to tell the stories of young & beginning farmers in the southeast loud and clear, we’ve dreamed up a multimedia project to gather and project YOUR thoughts and words. Friday evening during the Conference Expo, we’ll have a photo booth set up to snap your pretty mug and listen to your tall tales — that time you shot yourself with the nail gun while finishing the mobile chicken coop, the very first exuberant sale you made at your very first farmer’s market, how you got your mini loan, why you chose the crops you did and which ones the flea beetles eat…we want to hear it all. Continue Reading →
The Farm Beginnings Collaborative will host an evening Shindig on Friday, February 22nd. Farm Beginnings® is a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) initiative that provides participants a wide range of opportunities to learn firsthand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming. Launched in 1997, Farm Beginnings is a farmer-led, community based training and support program aimed at getting more farmers on the land farming sustainably.
if you haven’t checked out the spankin’ snazzy new greenhorns events page, we HIGHLY recommend you do so,
because 2013 is already chock full of film screenings, farmer mixers, conferences, performances, and ohsomuch more.
check out the next event near you! http://www.thegreenhorns.net/?page_id=777
Join us for this epic event after the Small Farms Conference featuring local food, music, and beverages! Network with farmers, new and experienced, from all over the state and beyond.
When: March 2, 2013
Location: Mary’s River Grange
Time: 6pm – Midnight
Food: by Gathering Together Farm - will be served at 6:30 (GTF sausage, sauerkraut, salad, veggie sloppy joes)
Music: Psych Country Review opening for Sassparilla – starts at 8pm
Beverages: 2 Towns Ciderhouse will be selling their cider (not included in the ticket price, buy separately)
Cost: $25 per person
Only 150 spaces available, so register early!
This event will close off a weeklong art/farm pop up shop at Phoenix Hill Farm celebrating a resurgence of a rich tradition of growing and making in New Hampshire. There will be local art, local food, live music, and community. This is an opportunity to celebrate what you grow and make! Bring something from your farm to share! (BYOB.)
That’s right, the Washington Young Farmers Coalition is doing it again, and this year, we’re teaming up with Viva Farms and Happy Little Farm to present you with a better-than-ever, not-to-be-missed night of potluck and revelry, spit-roast and dancing with the Tuckborough Stringband, farm jokes and celebration.
Put it on your calendar now, and plan to help us wrap up the 2012 growing season in high farm style!
What to bring: friends, a potluck dish to share, your dancing shoes, and a tent if you plan to stay overnight.
On Saturday June 9th, the Quimper Grange, in collaboration with the Washington Young Farmers Coalition and Port Townsend Community Dance, will be presenting an Olympic Peninsula Young Farmer Mixer. Pot luck @ 4:30 PM either inside or outside the grange, depending on weather. Please bring your favorite farm dish to share with your fellow farmers, farmer lovers, farmer friends, farmer supporters and families. Contra dance @ 7:30 PM a contra dance + live music provided by the Port Townsend Community Dance inside the grange. Much merriment and libations will ensue. Bring your instruments!
The Washington Young Farmers Coalition is also looking for volunteers to help set up and deconstruct before and after the event. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington Young Farmers Coalition is also actively seeking donations in the form of food or drink for this event. If you are interested in donating food or drink for the event, please contact Brandon or the Washington Young Farmers. Monetary, tax-deductible donations are also gladly accepted.
Sunday May 20th @ Windrose Farm, Paso Robles
What: Join us for an evening of good food, a screening of “The Greenhorns” documentary film, and to discuss the formation of a local chapter of the National Young Farmer’s coalition
Why: Because we can’t do this alone! Young Farmers of the Central Coast will work for young farmers by strengthening our social networks, helping us hone our skills through the facilitation of peer-to-peer learning, and fighting for the policies that will keep us farming for a lifetime
Who: Young and aspiring farmers and their mentor farmers welcome
When: Sunday May 20th – Dinner/ film screening 5pm; Introductory meeting 7pm till- feel free to arrive early to help set-up and/or tour the farm
Details: This is a free event, but please bring a large dish to share if you can. Free camping in our orchard is available for those who wish to stay overnight.
RSVP: Please RSVP by May15 by sending an email to Melissa: email@example.com
19 may 2012
NEWTON, NEW JERSEY
@ halsted middle school auditorium, 50 halsted st.
screening + panel discussion: hosted by transition newton in collaboration with the newton high school coordinated health program. free screening followed by a panel discussion of local young farmers. following the screening, a farmers market will also be held at the school.
10am – screening
11am – panel
12-2pm – farmers market
“our land” wine land tour: building on the success of “the greenhorns” documentary film, we continue the conversation and inspiration with a new series of web films,”our land.”
join us march 30
@ scribe winery, 2300 napa road
space limited to 30; please RSVP to ourlandwinelandRSVP (at) gmail (dot) com
Kickoff event: APRIL 21 at the Broad Art Museum at MSU