$25 – $48

Build Your Soil, Build Your Profits

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Augusta Community Care Building, Room 2

64 Sports Medicine Dr

Fishersville, VA 22939

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What makes soil thrive? What does it mean to be 'eco-ganic'? How can a farmer make a profit while staying true to their principles? Join the AMI Farm at Augusta Health team in an exploration of healthy soil and successful market farming with farmer, consultant, and teacher Ellen Polishuk for answers to these questions and more!

10 am - 12 pm Soil Science Tickets $25

12 pm - 1 pm Lunch Included with full-day ticket ($48)

1 pm - 3 pm Market Farming Tickets $25


Tickets $25 for one session or $48 for full-day. Lunch is included with full-day tickets.


About Ellen Polishuk

Ellen Polishuk is a first generation sustainable vegetable farmer and compost queen from Northern Virginia. The well adjusted middle child of five, Ellen grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC in the 60’s and 70’s. She was born loving plants, collecting house plant “pets” at age 7, and renting a garden plot at age 10. A summer farm job at age 16 marked the beginning of her agricultural career.

Ellen received a Horticulture degree from VA Tech, and worked for a few years in the vegetable seed business in California. With 5 farm seasons under her belt, in 1992, she was hired on at PVF to manage their satellite farm in Loudoun County, Virginia, 50 miles west of DC. There she shepherded the transformation of a raw piece of land into a thriving and profitable 20 acre ecoganic market garden. She is now retired from full time farming.

Ellen takes her passion for farming and business on the road as a teacher and farm consultant. She is a dynamic and sought after conference workshop leader. Her favorite topics are soil (what it is, how it works) and money (how to manage for profitability). Her new book Start Your Farm comes out in September.

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