Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Educational Workshop: "Tools and Equipment for Small Farms”
Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Location: All Seasons Farm, Cobden, IL
All Seasons Farm will host an educational field day targeting sustainable growers working with small acreages. The event is sponsored by the Southern Illinois Farming Network. Jill Rendleman and Bill Vogler will host this hands-on field day focused on non-carbon powered tools from Eliot Coleman’s four-season harvest design. Tools include a drill tiller, push hoe with attachments, broad fork, stirrup hoes, hand hoes, weeders, 6-row hand seeder, soil blocks and much more. There will also be a diesel Grillo walk-behind tractor bed-shaping demonstration and a Kuhn power-tiller on display.Return to event list.
All Seasons Farm is a certified organic operation growing a diversity of vegetables, herbs and flowers using organic farming methods. Innovative practices on the farm include the use of rolling high tunnels, raised beds and intensive natural soil amendments. The Rendleman family was one of the first to settle Southern Illinois and with other early farm families worked to develop it as a major fruit, vegetable and grain market in the region.
The Southern Illinois Farming Network provides support, training and access to key agricultural resources for people interested in small-scale farming. Benefits of membership include educational and networking events, monthly newsletters, a network handbook, and beginning farmer support. The network is a program of Food Works, a non-profit organization with a mission of local, sustainable food systems development for Southern Illinois.
Space for the field day is limited and registration is required. Register for the event online. For more information, contact Dayna Conner by phone or email.
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