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10:00 AM GMT

Growing Food As If The Earth Matters

 

 

You can help mitigate the impacts of climate change while growing vitally rich foods. By using simple and earth-friendly materials and techniques like cardboard mulching, occultation, leaf mould, cover cropping, and urine reclamation you can turn marginal land into a highly-productive garden without fancy tools.

 

 

In this workshop veteran grower Ricky Baruc, co-creator of Seeds of Solidarity, will provide low cost, easy to implement, minimal maintenance techniques to sequester carbon and build life in the soil.

 

 

Home gardeners, community gardeners and small farmers will leave this day-long workshop with inspiration and practical techniques to transform their gardens.

Here’s a run-down of the workshop schedule:

  • Morning Session: Carbon-Smart Regenerative Growing Principles and Practices:Learn to grow on marginal land using local resources for fertility and never tilling (no machinery necessary).

  • Potluck Lunch

  • Afternoon Session: Designing a Garden as if the Earth Matters: Learn how to design and implement a garden the carbon smart way. Using Earth Harmony Farm and Sanctuary as a template, Erin Stack, manager of the Earth Harmony Farm, and Ricky will discuss how to ensure your garden is multi-functional, aesthetically pleasing, and ecologically integrated. Specific topics may include creating borders, designing habitats, reclaiming overgrown garden areas, and more.

 

 

Register Online Now or Mail In This Registration Form

 

 

More Info

Limited scholarships are available for beginning farmers (those growing 10 or less years) who are active NOFA/Mass members. To apply please click here.  

For information on our refund and inclement weather policy, click here.

For questions contact Dan Bensonoff, education events organizer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-716-5122

7:00 PM GMT

Book Events for No Table Too Small

 

 

Seattle, WA

When: September 28th 7pm – 8pm PST
Where: Third Place Books – Seward Park

 

 

Evansville, IN

When: October 8th 2-3pm CDT

Where: Barnes and Noble

 

Please join me at my upcoming events to celebrate and learn discover my debut book, No Table Too Small, which provides practical advice to build a more effective movement for food system change. There is a growing need to overcome differences and find common values by rethinking collaboration and inclusivity. I explore tools and insights based on my personal and professional experiences for those working in the food system to incite change.

 

 

“Today's political and social climate is stymied by polarization and an inability to communicate with--or be understanding of--different points of view. Ironically, when so many aspects of our society are deemed in disrepair, this is the least effective way to bring about change. Instead, we should be looking for ways to build bridges between polarized sides; ways to hear and consider differing viewpoints; ways to find signals of recognition and respect for all parties involved.

 

 

Laura Titzer’s book provides a framework to reshape our food system through an inclusive and participatory process that focuses on discussion, finding common ground, and collective organizing. For activists, organizations, or change agents looking to incorporate these techniques into their methodology, No Table Too Small expertly and comprehensively lays the essential steps of true participatory change.” – Loren Cardeli, A Growing Culture

 

 

 
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