This spring Singing Frogs Farm is proud to present our first-ever hands-on workshops to teach the science and mechanics behind our multi-award winning, no-till, agroecological, intensive and profitable farming methods. Build your ecology, both above and below ground. Learn how to farm with (and for) Mother Nature. Understand how, in using these natural systems, you too can increase your soil organic matter, crop nutrient density and overall productivity.
The workshops will give participants the hands-on experience that, for many of us, is the best way to learn... by doing. We will cover and discuss the following topics:
- Overview of our Intensive, No-Till Farming Model
- Basics of Soil Biology and Principles of Better Soil Health
- Establishing New No-Till Beds or Fields
- Seeding and Nursery Management
- Compost, the science and application
- Bed Preparation and Transplanting
- Year-Round Production and the Management of No-Till Beds
- Alternate Methods for No-Till Bed Management
- Options and Applications for Mulch
- Tools for Non-Mechanized, No-Till Farming
- Markets and Crop Planning
Bring your own lunch. Tools will be supplied. Please dress appropriately including boots, hats or gloves if desired, and a water bottle.
We are currently offering three single-day workshops. Each of these will run from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm with informal discussions over lunch.
Saturday, March 5th (with a focus on the homestead/backyard scale)
Tuesday, March 22nd (with a focus on the farm scale)
Thursday, March 31st (with a focus on the farm scale)
Cost of the workshop is $345. The fee includes $50 towards our scholarship program for beginning farmers
and subsidizing Farm
Tours for school groups. If the price of the workshop is an absolute barrier to your participation, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
and use the subject heading “Workshops, March 2016”.
NOTE: The workshop is currently sold out (the 3/31 event sold out in less than 24 hours). However, please do add yourself to the waitlist if you would seriously consider coming. We may have some movement and spots may come available and if not, we'll keep your information for any possible future workshops.
“As beginning farmers, we visited over 50 farms in our search for a model. As soon as we saw Singing FrogsFarm a light bulb went off in our heads. Using Paul and Elizabeth’s farming model we have transformed our small urban farm into an ecologically and economically sustainable operation. We have witnessed first hand the positive effects of working with nature to grow more nutrient dense produce for our community. We are so fortunate to have met such amazing farmers, educators, activists and all around great people to inspire us as we “grow” as beginning farmers.”
-- Farmers Shanon and Michael at Hillview Farm, Auburn, CA