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guerilla propagation workshop in oakland, ca!

April 25th! 2015 *11-2pm*
Grow your own! Guerilla Propagation Workshop Seed and Crop Swap, Free Live Juice Shots and Live DJ
Join us for this lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture.
Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or Live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook off alongside the farmers market.
Learn to propagate (multiple/grow) edible plants from simple cuttings found around your neighborhood. Participants will leave with a homemade propagation kit and cuttings ranging from tree collards to thyme to pepino dulce.

Ruckus n’ Resiliency! Workshop Series and Street Festival

11-2pm *Last Saturday of the Month*
970 Grace Ave@ Feel the Beet! Farmers Market
Oakland, Ca. 95608
Free- RSVP Here
*Bring your seeds, cuttings, and extra garden starts and plants to share with your neighbors.  There will be plenty of free kale,
collards, and tomato starts from Phat Beets Produce to be potted up and given away.  Also bring your extra backyard produce to share!


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low impact forestry 101 field day, maine

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Want to learn or polish up the basic skills for managing your Maine woodlot?

On Friday, May 1, spend the day in the woods with at least six forest and soil experts learning about tree species identification, the influence of soils on forest plants and on harvesting operations, and how to choose which trees to cut.

Participants will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Charlie Hitchings’ beautiful woodlot in Cherryfield. After introductions they will break into three groups for the morning to cycle through three learning stations. After a noon lunch break (bring your own lunch), participants will spend the final couple of hours in groups again, then will come together to mark three small sections of forest as if for harvesting, based on information they learned in their groups.

This workshop is offered free to everyone, but a recommended donation of $10 per person will help offset the costs for travel, refreshments and administration.

Please register with MOFGA at mofga.org so that we have an idea of the number of participants. Go to the events tab, scroll to May and click Low Impact Forestry 101 Field Day in Cherryfield.


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oil seed crops and on farm processing workshop

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Join Clemson University oilseed crop researcher David Thornton and Virgin Oils Co-founder Mathew Rudolf to learn about ideal edible and high value specialty oil crops for our southern climate and lessons learned from their experience producing food and non-food grade oils. Clemson Extension Program food safety experts Kimberly Baker and Adair Hoover will provide information on regulatory guidelines for making and selling edible oils.

This workshop will cover: crop selection, process techniques, food grade processing guidelines and potential markets. Participants will perform hands on activities expelling and processing their own edible oils to take home.  Participants should come prepared for both indoor and outdoor weather conditions and wear closed toe shoes and clothing that can get dirty.

When: May 28th 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Clemson University Madren Conference Center
Address: 240 Madren Center Dr, Clemson, SC 29634

Register here


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spring beef week programs – march 24-27

From March 24-27, the Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold 2015 Spring Beef Week programs in Canton, Malone, Watertown and Westport, New York to help farmers better understand what beef buyers want and how to produce a consistent supply of cattle that meet their demand. Cattle prices are high, leading some farmers to wonder if beef could become part of their farm’s offerings. At the same time, existing beef producers want to know if there are things they can do to better capture and sustain a viable market into the future.

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Courtesy of the Farm Security Administration photo archive, Library of Congress

The 2015 Spring Beef Week programs will be held at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30pm
Westport, NY: CCE of Essex County office, 3 Sisco Street
Register with Anita Deming at 518-962-4810 or ald6@cornell.edu

Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm
Malone, NY: USDA Building, 151 Finney Boulevard
Register with Diane Dumont at 518-483-7403 or drd9@cornell.edu

Thursday, March 26 at 6:30pm
Canton, NY: CCE St. Lawrence Extension Learning Farm, 2043 State Hwy 68
Register with Betsy Hodge at 315-379-9192 or bmf9@cornell.edu

Friday, March 27 at 6:30pm
Watertown, NY: CCE Jefferson County, 203 N. Hamilton Street
Register with Ron Kuck at 315-788-8450 or rak76@cornell.edu

If you have questions or would like more information about any of the above events, please visit the Spring Beef Week site or contact Betsy Hodge, CCE St. Lawrence County at 315-379-9192 or bmf9@cornell.edu.


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grange revival week

News from the Ojai Valley Grange! Grange Revival Week is March 14-22nd.ojai

Our Grange is hosting a week of homesteading, farming and gardening workshops, lectures and gatherings, culminating in a celebration at the Grange Hall on March 21st.  All proceeds from this week will go to the restoration of our historic Grange Hall- an amazing, underutilized community agricultural resource right here in Miramonte.

There’s something for everyone, from canning to installing grey water systems to beekeeping and compost tea brewing. And a contra dance too!

Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested ASAP- this is such an important space to preserve for our community! Register quickly, as the classes should fill up fast!

Registration and the schedule are at www.grangefuture.org/ojai
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