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Open Gate: Green Gate Farm Day

Holistic Management International

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Open Gate: Green Gate Farm Day

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Our Greengate Farms Day is part of HMI’s Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers.

Whether you are an agricultural producer (or wannabe), locavore, foodie, urbanite concerned with a thriving community, or just interested in organic vegetables and grass-fed meat, this is a day for you.

What to Expect

At the Open Gate: Greengate Farms day, you’ll…

  • See what neighborhood organic farmers are doing to maintain land health and profitability while offering healthy, local food all can afford
  • Learn about the Holistic Management goal setting and decision-making process
  • Hear the Greengate story and tour the farm
  • Learn about grass-fed pork production
  • Discuss the opportunities for and obstacles to urban farming
  • Learn ways to get connected with great food – food hubs, CSA’s, Farmers Markets, Farm Stands
  • Hear how Holistic Management enables producers to better manage risk, make better decisions and enjoy the benefits of regenerative agriculture.

Agenda

Saturday, April 29 

9-9:30am – Registration and social

9:30 am – Welcome & introductions – P. Cole

9:40 am – The story of Green Gate Farms – E. Flynn & S. Connett

10:15 – Break

10:30 – Farm tour  - E. Flynn & S. Connett

12:00 – Lunch

1:00 pm. – A brief look at Holistic Management - P. Sechrist

Panel on Neighborhood Farms with:

  • R. Rutledge – Sustainable Food Center – Farmers Markets – getting good food to ALL people
  • E. Marty – Austin Food Policy – why Neighborhood Farms
  • R. Maggiani – NCAT Austin’s food hubs, Organic farms in Texas

1:45 – Break

2:00 – Goal setting and decision testing with P. Sechrist and the panel

3:30 – Q&A, discussion, evaluation

4:00  Adjourn

For more information please visit our website.

Lunch is included with your ticket
 
This is a rain or shine event and we will be spending much of our time out on the land. Please bring appropriate clothing, closed-toe footwear, and your own water bottle. 

 

REFUNDS:

Sorry, registration fees are non-refundable due to the costs incurred by HMI.

MEDIA POLICY:

By registering for this event, you hereby consent and agree that HMI has the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of you and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, for HMI outreach and further consent that your name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.   

Have questions about Open Gate: Green Gate Farm Day? Contact Holistic Management International

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Green Gate Farm Day
8310 Canoga Ave
Austin, TX 78724

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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Organizer

Holistic Management International

Our mission is to educate people in regenerative agriculture for healthy land and thriving communities.  

Our vision is a world where lands and communities flourish through the practice of Holistic Management, an internationally recognized regenerative agricultural practice.

 

Holistic Management:

 

  • Helps family farmers/ranchers/pastoralists become more prosperous
  • Helps strengthen local economies
  • Improves local food quality
  • Heals the environment 
  • Improves wildlife habitats
  • Fosters community ties and preserves local culture

 

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