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Farm Workshop: The Two-wheel, Walk-behind Tractor

BCSworkshopWhy choose a two-wheel tractor for your home garden or small farmstead, instead of a standard four-wheel tractor or tiller?

This small but mighty tractor is a versatile investment. With over forty implements available, it is designed to be an all-in-one performer for hobby farms, market gardeners, and backyard homesteaders alike. It is a favorite around the world, known for comparative ease of maintenance and operation, with a lower initial price that puts it within reach of beginning and small-scale growers.

“The two-wheel tractor is just right for many operations — not too big and not too small,” said Community Farm & Food Program Associate Chris Link. “They are also particularly nimble and user-friendly on our hillsides and small pathways, and therefore, more efficient when you are working with a compact site.” Read more

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2018 Farm Workshop: Two-wheel Tractor

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 how they could help you efficiently manage your farm operation or property.

This  workshop is open to the public; everyone is welcome! 

Cost: $20. Registration is required.

Questions? Contact Chris Link at Chris@appalachian.org or 828.490.2565.

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This workshop is part of Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s Farmer Education Workshop Series, funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. This work is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant number 2016-70017-25341  (Farm Pathways: Integrating Farmer Training with Land Access) from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


This event is also presented as part of #WNCforthePlanet —  a collaboration of environmental and conservation groups in Western North Carolina to coordinate and raise awareness about events and volunteer opportunities scheduled throughout the month of April in honor of “Earth Month.” Local nonprofit organizations, universities, and businesses have teamed up to host a myriad of service days, workshops, hikes, educational events and celebrations. Join us in unifying our community to encourage and celebrate environmental stewardship for our planet and the region. More info at WNCforthePlanet.org.