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The Future is Farming

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Malibu Fig Ranch at Sterling Farms

29127 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90265

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Learn and Participate in Regenerative Farming and Healthy Soil Magic/Management!

With the right kind of farming practices, we can cool the planet and reverse degenerative disease.

This interactive day will involve a hands-in-the-soil opportunity to learn about the magical processes that support photosynthesis as well as leave you with practical knowledge and experience to grow your own nutrient-dense foods free of pesticides and/or synthetic fertilizers.

The morning session will include critical farm activities, such as preparing soil for planting, weed management, plant health identification, farm and gardening tools for small-scale regenerative practices, harvesting and more.

We will enjoy a farm fresh lunch (including some of the items we harvest) then take the afternoon to dive deep in to the history of soil and agriculture. We will discuss basic soil health, nutrient management, food labeling distinctions (organic/ permaculture/ biodynamic/ regenerative...), no-till practices, pest control, GMO, composting, and more.

Please come prepared to work in the fields, i.e. closed toe shoes, hat, water, comfortable activewear, water bottle, etc.

All levels are welcome. Only five participants allowed per workshop in order to ensure devoted attention and dedication to each participant's needs and skill level.

*Note* all proceeds collected for this event will be directly applied toward regenerative practices and increasing fertility in the soil.

About the Farmer:

Nicki brings nearly 15 years of experience working with food system resiliency and small-scale local agriculture to the Malibu Fig Ranch. Nicki became interested in agriculture because she saw farming not only to be an important tool for community development and social change, but also a powerful means of personal expansion and growth.

Nicki graduated from Brown University with degrees in Portuguese & Brazilian Studies and Africana Studies. Inspired by community resiliency built upon food sovereignty, she took an apprenticeship program to learn the basics of growing food. There she met her first farmer mentor: Bob Cannard, the first farmer to provide food to Chez Panisse, opened by Alice Waters in the 1970s. This year-long experience instilled in Nicki a deep passion for working with the earth and facilitating conversation and awareness among eaters and growers.

Nicki then moved to Massachusetts and became a full-time tractor operator at Red Fire Farm, the largest organic CSA in the state, focusing on production and operational efficiencies. From there, Nicki transitioned her attention toward soil science, working for Derek Christiansen at Brix Bounty Farm, while living at the regenerative agricultural community, Round the Bend Farm.

Nicki’s passion for the intersection of environmental and social justice then led her to the role of Farm Manager & Educator at City Farm in San Luis Obispo, where she developed and led a series of educational programs. Nicki’s deepest joy comes from sharing the experience of farming and watching people connect with agriculture in their own way.


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Malibu Fig Ranch at Sterling Farms

29127 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90265

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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