A New Way to Farm

OCTOBER 2 – 4, 2014 – TWO EVENTS

“Farming with Nature profitably” with Mark Shepard
(Author and Polyculture Expert)

Public Seminar—Steckle Heritage Farm
Kitchener ON

Thurs. October 2nd, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard (pdf 380 kB)

Registration: $10 An evening sharing session where Mark will give an overview of his design concepts and facilitate a lively question and answer period. Books will be available for purchase.

To Register visit: http://shepardworkshop.eventbrite.ca or http://shepardpublictalk.eventbrite.ca

Questions email Leanne at Our Farm : leannebaer@gmail.com

Open Consultation Workshop

2-Day Hands-On Experience at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo Ontario

Fri. October 3rd, 9:00am-4pm – Principles
Sat. October 4th, 9:00am-2pm- Field Day

Farmer, engineer, ecologist and author Mark Shepard will be providing a 2 day, in the field open consultation in Waterloo, courtesy of Our Farm, project partner at our KW Hab pilot sites.

Mark will explain how to transition from a purely annual production to a perennial system that integrates nut and fruit trees, fruiting bushes and vines, alley crops and pastured livestock. Keyline design, a water management technique, will be included and demonstrated in the field.

Mark joins us from Wisconsin where he has been farming 100+ acres using these design principles for the past 18 years.

Registration: $195
Registration fee includes refreshments and lunch, entry to the Public Talk and the two-day workshop. Limited scholarships are available upon request. Books available for purchase.

Register here:

Perennial polyculture workshop: October 3-4, 2014

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