Farm Workshop: Black Soldier Fly Digester Design — Systems Connections
When: Thursday, August 30 from 5-6:30 pm
Where: SAHC Community Farm
The black soldier fly (BSF) is a native, non-pest insect useful for managing small and large amounts of biosolids and animal manure.
During this workshop we will look at the SAHC Community Farm Black Soldier Fly Digesters, located in the vegetable production area of our Farmer Incubator Program. We will introduce you to BSFs, discuss their many benefits (from managing farm waste to producing nutritious small livestock feed), and explain how to start your own colony.
After getting an understanding of the BSF, we will explore different digester designs, so you can walk away with the tools and knowledge to build your own. This information will be applicable on many scales — from the backyard to the municipal waste management.
This workshop is open to the public; everyone is welcome!
Questions? Contact Chris Link at Chris@appalachian.org or 828.490.2565. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Rain or shine.
SAHC’s Farmer Education Workshop Series is funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program under award number 2016-70017-25341 for Farm Pathways: Integrating Farmer Training with Land Access. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.