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November 2018

FINDING FARMLAND: Affordable Approaches to Land Access

November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759 United States
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Accessing land is one of the most complex financial decisions that you will make as a farmer. Join National Young Farmers Coalition, Organic Growers School, and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in a workshop designed to prepare early career farmers to approach land access with confidence. You will learn about: Searching for farmland in Western North Carolina and the greater region Finding help to evaluate farm properties The financing process for different methods of accessing land Working with a land trust…

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2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Tractor 101 for Women

November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$20

Farm Workshop: Tractor 101 for Women When: Sunday, November 4 from 2-5 pm PLEASE NOTE DATE HAS CHANGED Where: SAHC Community Farm This workshop will be a safe environment for women to learn how to maintain and safely use tractors on their farms. This workshop is specifically for women and will be led by local farmer Danielle Hutchison of Beacon Village Farm. Small and large tractors are among the most important assets on any farm. This hands-on workshop provides a foundation in basic…

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September 2019

Pasture Walk with Buncombe Co. Cooperative Extension

September 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Free
Pasture walk workshop group

SAHC's 2019 Farmer Education Workshop Series What: Pasture Walk with NC Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center When: Thursday, September 5 from 5-6:30 pm Where: SAHC's Community Farm, 24 Mag Sluder Rd, Alexander, NC 28701 Have you ever wondered how to make your pastures more robust and healthy? Join us for a walk through the SAHC Community Farm pastures with Ethan Henderson, Noah Henson, and Meghan Baker of Buncombe County Cooperative Extension. We will identify invasive species and discuss control methods,…

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October 2019

Farm Workshop: Fermentation

October 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Free

Join us for a hands-on fermentation workshop by Jenny Eby at SAHC's Community Farm on Wednesday, October 30, from 5- 6:30 pm. Jenny will discuss the health benefits of fermented foods and some history, science and art behind the ancient tradition once considered magic. This workshop is FREE and open to the public. ALL are welcome. To register, please contact Chris Link at chris@appalachian.org. This workshop is part of Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s Farmer Education Workshop Series, funded in part…

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November 2019

Farm Workshop: Value-Added Products De-mystified

November 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Free

During this workshop, participants will have a chance to tour SAHC’s recently certified, updated commercial-grade kitchen in action. The kitchen portion of the Education Center at our Community Farm provides a resource for farmers in our Farm Incubator Program and other community members to prepare value-added products. Not sure what you want to produce? The SAHC V.A.K. (Value Added Kitchen) is an affordable option if you are wanting to test products as well! According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,…

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Farm Workshop: Season Extension

November 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$20

Farm Workshop: Extending the Growing Season When: Thursday, November 21 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Where: SAHC Community Farm Are you interested in learning more about growing crops during the colder months? Join Christina Newhouse, WNC Agriculture and High Tunnel Specialist as she discusses season extension. In this informative workshop, you will learn how to extend your growing and marketing seasons while making more money. We will start in the classroom, discussing cool-season crop production, varietal selection, and how daylight hours affect…

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Farm Workshop: Assessment and Design – Farm Planning in WNC 2019

November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$50

When: Sunday, November 24 from 1 to 4 pm Where: SAHC Community Farm in Alexander, NC This year we have an exciting opportunity to expand our Farm Planning and Design workshop with more hands-on experience. Last year, SAHC purchased a 35-acre property adjoining our Community Farm, and we will be using this land to expand conservation and agriculture projects, including Farmer Incubator Program operations. In this hands-on iteration of our popular farm planning workshop, attendees will join Community Farm Manager…

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December 2019

SAHC Food Safety and Sanitation Class

December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$30

If you are looking for a kitchen to test your value added product or expand production of an existing then this class is for you. The SAHC Food Safety and Sanitation Class is a prerequisite for reserving and using our Value-Added Kitchen. During this class attendees will learn food safety, good handling process, hygiene and cleaning/sanitizing. We will have all required forms for kitchen use on hand for you to fill out. By offering value-added products, farmers can improve their…

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February 2020

OGS Farm Workshop: Managing Disease Holistically

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Organic Growers School's Holistic Crop Management Workshop: Managing Disease Holistically Date: Monday, February 17th, 2020 Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM Location: SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander, NC Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch). We’ll take a deep dive into ecologically-based preventive, cultural, and integrated practices to reduce the impact of the disease on your farm in this one-day workshop. You will gain a thorough understanding of what causes disease, identification techniques, and best management practices for reducing the damage that…

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OGS Farm Workshop: Managing Pests Holistically

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Organic Growers School's Holistic Crop Management Workshop: Managing Pests Holistically Date: Monday, February 17th, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Location: SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander, NC Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch). In this one day workshop, you will gain an ecological understanding of pests including their biology, how to sample for pest and beneficial insects, and their relationship to soil and nutrient management. You will also learn management strategies that are commonly used to prevent pest…

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