Courses & Workshops

We glean so much information from books, blogs and podcasts, but something magical happens when it's in person.  As often as possible, we open our farm for workshops and on occasion we're fortunate enough to have guest instructors, so that we may sit alongside you and continue our own education.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for our current classes & please take the time to see the separate Permaculture drill down for incredible Mid Atlantic Permaculture Courses available this summer.  Check back often as courses fill quickly and others are added often.  Registration is always needed to attend. 

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Our first 2017 Workshop:

CELEBRATING THE BEGINNING OF SPRING

Sunday March 26th on the farm from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

We will begin with a petite luncheon and conversation about growing clean, regenerative agriculture and permaculture.  

Discussions & handouts will cover: no till gardening, companion planting, capturing and holding water in your soil, soil building and partnering with Mother Nature to enhance the beauty, productivity and health of your gardens & you.  We welcome 20 people to join us for this event which will conclude with an educational & munching walkabout in our gardens, greenhouses and food forest.  

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Our Second 2017 Workshop, Hosted by VSU & Virginia Cooperative Extension:

The Business Of Organic Farming.

April 26th from 1p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on the farm.  We will discuss the tasks necessary to become USDA Certified Organic, the process, the cost and the benefits in this rapidly growing market.  Please contact Marilyn Estes, Virginia's Small Farm Outreach Agent @ 804.481.0485 or email mestes@vsu.edu, for reservation and details.  THIS IS A FREE WORKSHOP JUST FOR YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS SPONSORED BY VSU, VA-TECH, VA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AND CRICKETS COVE FARM.