Farming and Climate Change Calendar
Friday, October 9, 2015
Field Trip: UNH Organic Dairy Research Facility & Tuckaway Farm
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: Harrison Homegrown, 8180 VT Route 22A, Addison, VT and and Mike Eastman, Mike's Farm, 435 Town House Road, Addison, VT
COST: $20 per person, includes lunch from the NOFA-VT Pizza Oven
Join UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program (NWCS) and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) for an event in their Summer Organic Dairy Series. Join a tour tour of the first certified organic university research dairy in the U.S. with a focus on 1) the facilities (bedded pack, milking parlor, composting facility and wood shaving mill) and 2) updates in animal science research. After the tour, we will visit Tuckaway Farm, run by Dorn Cox, for a field walk.
CONTACT: Please register online by September 30 at www.nofavt.org/ows (Visa or Mastercard accepted). Or you can download, complete and return form from above website to: NOFA-Vermont (NOFA-VT), PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477 or call 802-434-4122. Please make checks payable: NOFA-VT Write ‘On-Farm Workshop Series’ in Memo Field.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Allan Savory Lecture at E.F. Schumacher Lecture
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Churchtown Dairy Round Barn, Churchtown, NY
COST: $100, includes lunch and tour of the buildings
Themes of "redemption and transcendence" will run strong at the 35th Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures entitled "Cattle & Kelp: Agriculture in a New Economy" to be delivered by Allan Savory and Bren Smith. Both Savory and Smith tell stories of ecological redemption through a new approach to agriculture. Both have developed agricultural models based on natural systems. And both offer methods for farming that can fix carbon, clean our waters, and produce food more abundantly. Savory, widely thought to be the father of modern pasture management approaches, developed a “holistic management” model to reverse desertification throughout the world’s vital grasslands, while Bren Smith cultivates kelp and shellfish using a model that he has dubbed “3-D ocean farming.”
CONTACT: Buy tickets at www.centerforneweconomics.org/register, or by sending a check to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics at 140 Jug End Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230