OCTOBER 2 – 4, 2014 – TWO EVENTS
“Farming with Nature profitably” with Mark Shepard
(Author and Polyculture Expert)
Public Seminar—Steckle Heritage Farm
Thurs. October 2nd, 6:30pm-9:00pm
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.
Questions email Leanne at Our Farm : email@example.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 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.
Perennial polyculture workshop: October 3-4, 2014