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March 2018

2018 Farm Workshop: Accessing Farmland in WNC

March 25, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 Leave No Trace Trainer Course

May 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Highlands of Roan

Date: Thursday May 3- Friday May 4 Location: The Appalachian Trail in the Highlands of Roan Cost: FREE for all participants and meals will be provided Join us for a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course in the Roan Highlands! This course is great for trip leaders, Scout leaders, camp staff,  college students, school teachers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This specific course, facilitated by two LNT Master Educators, will train participants in LNT outdoor ethics and provide them with the tools needed to educate others…

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2018 Farm Workshop: Mobile Walk-in Cooler

May 3, 2018 @ 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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2018 Breakfast with the Birds

May 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hominy Creek River Park, 194 Hominy Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
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When: Thursday, May 17 from 10 am to 12 pm Where: West Asheville Join us in partnership with members of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society for a beginner birding walk in West Asheville! Spring is upon us and the Asheville birds are making quite an appearance. Our Breakfast With The Birds walk is an introductory level bird outing where participants will learn how to use binoculars as well as techniques to identify birds.  The outing will be a leisurely 2…

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2018 Birds and Beer

May 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven Street
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Birding outing

Date: Tuesday May 22 Time: 4:00- 7:00 pm Location: New Belgium Brewing Company, Asheville, NC Cost: FREE for all participants. Registration is required. Join us for our first "Birds and Beer" walk with New Belgium Brewing Company! Have you ever wondered what species of birds live along the French Broad River? The "Birds and Beer" walk is a great way to learn about local birds while spending time at a fun brewery in Asheville. Our leisurely walk will take place…

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June 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Good Agricultural Practices

June 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Headwaters Market Garden harvesting greens

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, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Community Garden, 59 Hampton Street
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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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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