Check out these great events and workshops from our friends and collaborators:
Introduction to Backyard Chickens
When: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: CUESA Dacor Teaching Kitchen in San Francisco's Landmark Ferry
Cost: $48.00 (sliding scale pricing, based on need, is available)
Hosted by Urban Kitchen SF (http://www.urbankitchensf.org/)
Details: Nicole Kramer, urban homesteader and owner of FARMcurious, will
divulge all the tips and techniques to successfully keeping chickens in the
city. Students will do a side-by-side taste test of different types of
eggs, receive valuable tips and advice to help new chicken owners, as well
as some of Nicole's favorite egg-based recipes and a FARMcurious ceramic
egg holder for storing that backyard harvest! There will also be an
optional farm visit included on Sunday, March 10th, from 11am-1pm on
Nicole's farm in Oakland to see the chickens in person.
Spring 2013 Holzer AgroEcology Workshops
Sepp Holzer, aka The Rebel Farmer, is coming to California for the first
time and this will be his first California Workshop - March 21-25, 2013 - Loma Mar, CA
Early registration for the Workshop ends soon, see details below.
Holzer AgroEcology workshops provide both the theory and practice for
Sepp's techniques. There will be both lecture and hands-on components to
each workshop. The Spring workshop may be taken on its own or used for
credit in the 30-day Practitioner Certification program, the first time
it has been offered in North America.
Curriculum for workshops will be guided by the project at hand, Sepp
Holzer's personal assessment of the site, and the interests of students.
The workshop will cover many of the certification topics such as Concept
Development and Planning, Agroforestry, Aquaculture, Alternative
cropping systems and gardens, Mushroom cultivation, Botany, Animal
Husbandry, Food and Nutritional Self-Sufficiency, Old and Proven Farming
Techniques, and Landscaping (including terraces, soil reservoirs, dry
and wet biomes, herb spirals, hügelkultur, crater gardens, and raised beds)
Sepp's US tour begins at McCormick Creek Camp in Loma Mar, California on
March 21, 2013 with a 5 day workshop.
Loma Mar is tucked away in the Santa Cruz mountains, about an hour from
San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Cruz. Bordering San Mateo County
Memorial Park, McCormick Creek Camp is an undeveloped, off grid, and
rugged 16 acre site of mixed Redwood and Oak woodlands which retains
much of its ancient forest ecology.
For more information and videos about the Sepp Holzer, his entire U.S.
Tour, and the 30 day Holzer Certification program, please visit
holzeragroecology.com <http://holzeragroecology.com/>. Sepp's American
tour is coordinated by Holzer AgroEcology in association with PermaVitae
For more information about the Loma Mar, CA workshop, please email
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