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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 Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map
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 Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map
$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 Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map
$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 Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map
$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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map

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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map

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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August 2020

Virtual Farm Workshop: Black Soldier Fly

August 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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 online workshop Chris Link of SAHC (Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy) 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. This information will be applicable on many scales — from the backyard to the municipal waste management. Please RSVP…

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March 2021

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Community Farm

March 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Farm view with a few cattle

When: Mar 25, 2021 12:00 PM Topic: SAHC Lunch & Learn: Community Farm You are invited to an informative virtual program to learn more about the many exciting programs and projects that happen at our SAHC Community Farm. The 140 acre Community Farm, located outside Asheville, is an educational site and working farm that provides a continually evolving home for conservation projects and agricultural production. Join us for this FREE informative and engaging presentation to learn more about it’s history,…

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August 2021

Container Gardening with Tamarya, at Chow Chow

August 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$15
recycled can containers as planers

Chow Chow - An Asheville Culinary Event Series: Container Gardening Saturday, August 7, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Virtual Series $15 No matter your space, you can grow fresh produce! Join Tamarya Sims, with Soulfull Simone Farm and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm to learn about different container garden options for different spaces, such as an herb garden in your indoor kitchen window to a vertical salsa garden outside on your balcony or porch. The demo will also include tips on…

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March 2022

2022 Mushroom Log Workshop

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will be hosting a working workshop on Thursday, March 24th, at 10 am. At the workshop, participants will learn how to make their own mushroom logs and the environment needed for shiitake and oyster mushrooms to thrive. Participants will learn through experience and inoculate their own log with mushroom plugs using power tools. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to leave with one inoculated mushroom log if they please. We recommend…

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