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Thursday, April 24, 2014

On-Farm Slaughter in Vermont

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: UVM Extension will be hosting a webinar for producers of beef, pigs, sheep and goats to discuss opportunities for on-farm slaughter. Randy Quenneville, Meat Programs Chief with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, will present details on current legislation and exemptions and how producers interested in on-farm slaughter should move forward. The webinar will feature a presentation followed by questions and answers. The webinar will be recorded. If you are not able to attend the live presentation and have a question you would like to ask, please forward it to the organizers. To join the webinar: sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/meeting.jnlp?sid=2009421&password=M.629BE30F9B4B5C86D20FA370C3E879

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Goats in the Woods

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Williamstown, MA
Description: Cluett Building, Pine Cobble School, Gale Road, Williamstown, MA – The program will begin with a guided walk with Dr. Pete Smallidge, New York State Extension Forester and Director of the Cornell University Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, and local livestock farmer Morgan Hartman to meet the goats that are being raised in the woods at Pine Cobble. The Woods Walk and presentation by Dr. Smallidge are free. The cost for the full-course dinner is $15, payable by check or cash to Wild Oats Market. You can pay at the event or purchase a meal ticket at Wild Oats Market beginning April 7. Goats in the Woods events are open to all and walk ins are welcome. Please RSVP for the dinner and the child care services.

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Permaculture 101

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Cuttingsville, VT
Description: Shrewsbury Library, 98 Town Hill Rd, Cuttingsville, VT , Free and open to all.
Permaculture 101: Cultivating Ecological Lives and Landscapes with Permaculture
Permaculture offers a design system to help meet our needs in our own backyards while at the same time working to revitalize them. Rooted in a set of adaptive principles, permaculture thinking encourages us to look at the world through a new lens where problems become solutions embedded in endless possibilities that help guide our decision-making. Learn about the fundamentals of permaculture design through design case studies, applied techniques, and anecdotes, and discover the ways this applied science can help you create diverse, productive, resilient landscapes and cultivate a vision of an ecological culture.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Permaculture Site Analysis and Design Charrette

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Shrewsbury, VT
Description: 224 Frank Lord Road, Shrewsbury, Sliding scale fee
The art of ecological design is a conversation between humans and landscape. In this day-long intensive, learn how to facilitate that conversation in a real world setting. Using the lens of permaculture, we'll analyze and assess our host landscape, taking note of the resources, opportunities, challenges, and ecological realities it presents. Pre-registration required for Saturday's event. To register, email your name and contact info to sage sagevermont@gmail.com.
or call 802-492-2087.

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High Tunnel Build Workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: New Haven, VT
Description: At the event, attendees will learn where to source materials, how to fabricate parts, and the steps involved in constructing their own Modular Gothic (Cathedral) Tunnel for as low as $2.00/sq.ft. A detailed instruction manual will be provided to attendees along with a supplies list, spreadsheet calculator for estimating cost of materials, hand tool raffles, and an exclusive offer on supplies from Johnny’s. The best four-season growing practices, techniques, effective tools, and crop scheduling will also be discussed with time at the end for Q & A. For more information: 2wolvescentervt.com/calendar/

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Modular Cathedral Tunnel Building for 4 Season Production

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: New Haven VT
Description: Join Clara Coleman as she leads a 3-hour interactive demonstration workshop on how to construct a modular movable Cathedral Tunnel for small-scale four-season vegetable production. With the increased demand for affordable, simple and well-constructed high tunnel structures, Clara's father Eliot Coleman designed and created this 14' by 16' modular movable Cathedral Tunnel at Four Season Farm last season. For as low as $2 per square foot, you can learn where to source materials, how to fabricate parts and the steps involved in constructing a modular Cathedral Tunnel for your farm or home garden. A detailed instruction manual will be provided to attendees along with a supplies list and calculator for estimating cost of materials. Best four-season growing practices, techniques, effective tools, and crop scheduling will also be discussed and time at the end for Q & A. Clara will be assisted by Adam Lemieux, Product Manager of Tools and Supplies at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Cost: $30 pre-register , $40 day of event, ages 15 and younger free, scholarships available, please inquire. Register here: goldenwellapiaries.com/events/ More info: goldenwellapiaries@gmail.com or 2wolvescenter@gmail.com 802.870.0361

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Small Scale Self-Sufficiency

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Westminster, VT
Description: The Food Security Collaborative (formerly the Greater Falls Community Garden Collaborative) is pleased to announce its Winter 2014 series of workshops designed to help participants become more local food sufficient.
All workshops are free (except those where a modest materials fee is required). Because space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, call Tim Stevenson, 802.869.2141.
Rachel Ware will return with a Small Scale Self-Sufficiency workshop at her AlpineGlo Farm in Westminster, on Sunday, April 27, 1:00 PM. Again, this workshop is free. Her focus will be on gardening and raising chickens for both eggs and meat.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Myer Farm Distillers: From Field to Flask

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Ovid, NY
Description: Join us at the legendary Organic John Myer Farm for a field tour, spring weed and winter grains assessment, rotations, and corn culture discussion. A growing-for-a-distiller conversation will be followed by an open discussion with Joe Myer and a tour of the distillery.
Location: 7350 State Route 89, Ovid, NY 14521
Directions: Directions can be found at myerfarmdistillers.com/map/

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Vermont Sheep and Goat Assoc.:Master Shepard Course

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Pittsford, VT
Description: Pasture Management and Handling Sheep with Dogs
Location: Green Acres Farm, Pittsford, VT

For more information or to register visit the VSGA website:
vtsheepandgoat.org/2013/01/chet-parsons-vsga-offer-master-shepherd-course/

One can register for individual classes or for the entire course
Individual registration is $60 per class for VSGA members or $75 per class for nonmembers. Registration for the entire course is $500 and $600, respectively.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Vermont Sheep and Goat Assoc.:Master Shepard Course

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Putney, VT
Description: Sheep and Goat Nutrition
Location: Crooked Fence Farm, Putney, VT

For more information or to register visit the VSGA website:
vtsheepandgoat.org/2013/01/chet-parsons-vsga-offer-master-shepherd-course/

One can register for individual classes or for the entire course
Individual registration is $60 per class for VSGA members or $75 per class for nonmembers. Registration for the entire course is $500 and $600, respectively.

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