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Farm Workshop: Whole Farm Planning with Base Mapping, Site Analysis, and Schematic Design

October 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- $50

This workshop will be an introduction of how to approach planning and layout of land for small-scale farming production. This year our case study property is a local non-profit not currently in production — we’ll explore various options for production planning there. Our second annual “Whole Farm Planning” workshop will be particularly appropriate for participants who already own or lease land, as well as those who plan to do so in the future. Our focus will be on growers and beginning farmers, although landowners interested in potentially leasing to farmers are welcome.

In our case study for the process we will look at the land of the 6-acre, nonprofit Zamani Refuge African Culture Center in Leicester and “walk through” a site analysis of the property’s conditions using a number of land planning tools. We will inventory conditions such as soils, water, wind, aspect and more to create a multi-layered map of the site as a base for decision making. Using this information, we will shape a conceptual design for the site, which addresses some of the needs and challenges identified in the analysis phase. Cost: $50

For more info contact Chris Link at chris@appalachian.org.

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October 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy


SAHC Community Farm
180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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