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March 2018

2018 Farm Workshop: Accessing Farmland in WNC

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Accessing Farmland — Pros offer insights on creative paths to find & afford farmland  When: Sunday, March 25 from 2 to 5 pm Where: The Education Center at SAHC's Community Farm — 180 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander NC 28701 Join SAHC Community Farm & Food Associate Chris Link, local Realtor® Pat Snyder, USDA Farm Service Agent Philip Moore, and WNC Farmlink Director Susanna Denison for a discussion about creative paths to find & afford farmland in WNC. Learn through insights offered…

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April 2018

2018 Farm Workshop: Two-wheel Tractor

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Demonstration and Maintenance of the two-wheel, "walk-behind" BCS tractor, including hands-on experience for participants When: Thursday, April 12 from 2 to 5 pm Where: SAHC’s Community Farm — 180 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander NC 28701 Get an introduction to the two-wheel tractor! This is an economical tool used worldwide by backyard gardeners, homesteaders, property managers and market gardeners/farmers. We will demonstrate multiple attachments from the basic tiller and power harrow to the trailer and mower. You will learn about their uses and…

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May 2018

2018 Farm Workshop: Mobile Walk-in Cooler

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$20

When: Thursday, May 3 from 2 to 5 pm Where: SAHC’s Community Farm — 180 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander NC 28701 Do you need temporary cold storage to bring your fresh produce or farm products to market? Learn how to build a mobile walk-in cooler using the CoolBot, a tool that overrides an air conditioner’s temperature sensors, allowing you to convert a household air conditioner into a cooling unit. We will cover design considerations, materials, and costs for converting an enclosed trailer into…

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June 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Good Agricultural Practices

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Farm Workshop: Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSNA) mock audit with NC Cooperative Extension When: Thursday, June 14 from 2-5 pm Where: SAHC's Community Farm at 24 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander, NC 28701 This workshop will provide fruit and vegetable growers with tools to reduce food safety risks and meet market requirements. Join us for an on-farm learning opportunity to identify potential food safety concerns and explore strategies to minimize potential contamination.  NC Cooperative Extension agents Elena…

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July 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Irrigation Systems with Bountiful Cities

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Community Garden, 59 Hampton Street
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Farm Workshop: Irrigation systems for small plots, with Bountiful Cities When: Thursday, July 12 from 5-7 pm Where: Shiloh Community Garden in Bountiful Cities' network Whether growing for market, community or on the homestead, irrigating smaller plots can be a challenge. The layout of the garden and the way in which the garden area is allotted can make a big difference in deciding what type of irrigation system to use. The water source is equally important, as it may determine…

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2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Pasture Walk

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Farm Workshop: Pasture Walk — Invasive Plant ID, Control and Removal When: Wednesday, July 25 from 5-6:30 pm Where: SAHC Community Farm 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, desirable and undesirable forages, soil testing, and overall pasture health. This will be a question-and-answer…

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August 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Black Soldier Fly Digester Design

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$20

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…

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October 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Extending the Growing Season

October 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$20

Are you interested in learning more about growing crops during the colder months? In this informative workshop, you will learn how to extend your growing and marketing seasons while making more money. 

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November 2018

FINDING FARMLAND: Affordable Approaches to Land Access

November 1 @ 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 @ 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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