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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Budding and Grafting Fruit Varieties

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Bud and Graft Fruit Trees for Organic Production
Free upcoming webinar will explore regionally and locally adapted crops
Regionally and locally adapted fruit crops aren’t just a treat for the palate. Developing them can fill a number of needs – from providing a boon to organic fruit growers to helping detail-oriented farmers and nurserymen make a decent on-farm income.

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Horticulture Specialist Guy Ames will present a webinar addressing what it takes to develop fruit that’s adapted locally and regionally – and he’ll get hands-on with a discussion of grafting, budding, cuttings, and other forms of asexual fruit propagation.

The webinar, which is being offered by NCAT free of charge, will have plenty of time for participants to ask questions – general or about their own operations. And Guy will respond to any questions that aren’t answered during the webinar in the days following via email. To Register go to:

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NOFA-VT Summer Workshop: Farm and Homestead Resiliency

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Moretown, VT
Description: Farm and Homestead Resiliency Strategies
Whole Systems Research Farm, Moretown, VT

For more information or to register visit the NOFA-VT website:

Cost: Members $10; nonmembers $20

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Increase Your Sales

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Rutland, VT
Description: Increase Your Sales with nationally-recognized marketing expert Bruce Baker
RAFFL office & Depot Park, Rutland

Learn how to maximize farmers market and farmstand sales. Learn what works and what doesn’t from one of the best! Bruce will discuss the importance of strategic booth design and how to attract more customers to your booth or farmstand through your display and messaging. After a classroom session we’ll take a tour of the farmers market to apply what we’ve just learned. $15/participant, one-on-one 15 minute booth coaching is an additional $15, attendance to the full workshop is not required for coaching.

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