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July 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Irrigation Systems with Bountiful Cities

July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Community Garden, 59 Hampton Street
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free
Greenhouse on Community Farm

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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Pasture walk workshop group

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map
$20
High tunnel on community farm

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, 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 Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map
$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 Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map
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 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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