Brewing Up a Community
UPDATE: Thursday, February 2, 2012
WEBINARS ARE SELLING OUT!
~ The 2pm to 4pm Marketing & Processing Hops Webinars are SOLD OUT for all 4 dates! ~
~ All the tickets for 2/18/2012 have also SOLD OUT for all 3 webinars ~
~ The only dates left are 3/17, 4/21 and 5/21 ~
is proud to present
Matt Sweeny of Simple Earth hops will be hosting a number of webinars which you can participate in to ask questions and learn about funky hopyard ideas.
Participate in as few or as many as you want -- just pick the Hops Webinar topics that are most interesting to you and purchase your tickets.
The tickets offered for the Brewing Up a Community Hops Webinars give you a 2 hour session to talk with Matt Sweeny, ask questions and hopefully learn some too.
Each 2 hour Hops Webinar series will provide a different topic including things like:
In an effort to get you to participate in more than one Hops Webinar, the ticket price for each Hops Webinar is just $20.
The only** requirement for attending the Hops Webinars is that you must have a beer in hand!
About the Presenter
Matt Sweeny grows hops in southwest Wisconsin with his family and community. Matt uses marketing communication to promote small scale commercial hops with the goal of bringing local hops to: make better beer; good community relationships; to promote local business and; support people. Matt founded Simple Earth Hops with the help from NCR-SARE [read: USDA] grant funding to help spread the good local word about the business of hops and sustainable agriculture methods. Matt also administers a website and provides creativity to a Wisconsin based hop cooperative. Besides growing and talking about hops, Matt is a graphic artist, web developer, family locavore, brewer/publisher at FattyMattyBrewing.com and the Madison Hops Examiner.
Webinar System Requirements
Have a question? Ask Matt Sweeny directly.
Matt uses vCita, an online meeting tool to help schedule meeting times, to answer your questions.
Simple Earth Hops operates a 1/4 acre sustainable hopyard which is used for education, research and demonstration and is located on Wisconsin Hwy 23, 1/2 mile north of Governor Dodge State Park at Greenspirit Farm CSA in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
The small scale community based commercial hopyard is planted with many varieties of hops and was founded on the idea of sharing (with local agricultural entrepreneurs) the economic opportunity that growing hops can provide a much needed local food product for local craft brewers. Currently, hops are available in very limited local markets and are mainly available from a controlling group of hop brokers [read: oligopoly] who operate hop mega-farms located in the Pacific Northwest (USA), China, Europe, New Zealand and from other far away growing regions [read: not local].
Simple Earth Hops was established to demonstrate that local farmers can produce a consistent, sustainable supply of ultra high quality hops by working directly with local craft brewers while still maintaining a focus on ecology, the land and the people involved.
WEBINARS ARE SELLING OUT FAST!
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