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Workshops by Track

Program by Tracks: See schedule (by workshop #) for full description

Title | Session |  WKSP #  | Location    

SESSION ONE 9am-10:30am | SESSION TWO 2pm-3:30pm | Session Three: 4pm-5:30pm

 

NO-TILL FARMING

The Evolving No-Till Farm | 1 | #2 | Sheehan Multipurpose

Balancing Plant Nutrition in a Time of Climate Disruption | 2 |  #23 | Sheehan Multipurpose

No-Till Tomatoes in the Intensive Small Farm | 2 | #24 | Student Center South

The Hows and Whys of Fungal Friendly Farming  | 2 | #25 | Sullivan 126

Reducing Tillage at Freedom Food Farm | 2 | #28 | Student Center North

Systems & Methods of Regenerative Farming for Carrots & Lettuce | 3 |  #44 | Sullivan 101

Crop Health Improvement Through Foliar Spray Application: Materials & Practices | 3 | #45 | Sheehan Multipurpose

Guerrilla Propagation Tactics for the Backyard Farm | 3 |  #46 | Sullivan 126

 

SEASON EXTENSION & WINTER FARMING

A Pyramid Approach to Year-Round Crops Production | 1 | #3 | Sullivan 101

Winter Sowing | 1 | #7 | Sullivan 126

The Climate Battery Greenhouse: Planning, Installation & Resourcing | 2 | #26 | Sullivan 101

Guerrilla Propagation Tactics for the Backyard Farm | 3 |  #46 | Sullivan 126

 

GARDENING, HOMESTEADING & RADICAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY

A DIY "Cattle Panel' Greenhouse You Can Build ( for under $250) | 1 | #4 | Sullivan 122

Winter Sowing (Introductory) | 1 | #7 | Sullivan 126

Essentials of Seed Saving | 1 | #18  | Sullivan 118

Home Remedies from Common Garden Plants | 1 | #19  | Sullivan 125

Building a Hoophouse Pasture Coop | 1 |  # 12 | Student Center South

No-Till Tomatoes in the Intensive Small Farm: | 2 | #24 | Student Center South

Season-Extended/ Intensively-Planted Spring/Early Summer Gardens | 2 | # 33 | Sullivan 102

Medicine for the People: Learn To Make Herbal Tinctures & Salves | 2 | #42 | Sullivan 125

On the Road to Seed Independence | 2 | #40 | Sullivan 118

Guerrilla Propagation Tactics for the Backyard Farm | 3 |  #46 | Sullivan 126

Garden Like A Farmer | 3 | # 51 | Student Center Foster Room

Worms and Worm Composting: A Conversation | 3 | #50 | Sullivan 125

Plant Communities for the Home Landscape | 3 |  #53 | Sullivan 120

Growing Culinary Herbs for Maximum Harvest | 3 |  #61 | Sullivan 107

 

FARMING IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Adapting to Climate Change on Vegetable and Berry Farms | 1 | #1 | Student Center North

Tree Leaf Fodder for Livestock and Climate Resilience | 1 | #11  | Student Center Fallon

Balancing Plant Nutrition in a Time of Climate Disruption | 2 |  #23 | Sheehan Multipurpose

The Hows and Whys of Fungal Friendly Farming:  | 2 | #25 | Sullivan 126

The Climate Battery Greenhouse: Planning, Installation & Resourcing | 2 | #26 | Sullivan 101

Crop Health Improvement Through Foliar Spray Application: Materials & Practices | 3 | #45 | Sheehan Multipurpose Room

Biochar: A Centuries-old Modern Day Miracle | 3 | #48 | Sullivan 103

Fertilizer from Urine: Clean Water and Sustainable Farms | 3 |  #49 | Sullivan 104

 

LIVESTOCK & POULTRY

Tree Leaf Fodder for Livestock and Climate Resilience | 1 | #11 | Student Center Fallon

Edge Silvopasturing - Start to Use Your Woods for Your Animals | 2 | #35  | Sullivan 106  

The Power of Poultry: The Basics and Beyond | 3 | #56 | Sullivan 122

Integrated Farming with Alpacas, Llamas, and Donkeys | 3 |  #57 | Sullivan 106

 

AGROFORESTRY & PERMACULTURE

Emerging Perennial Crops for New England Farms (Part 1) | 1 | #10 | Student Center Foster

Tree Leaf Fodder for Livestock and Climate Resilience | 1 | #11 | Student Center Fallon

Integrating Nitrogen Fixing Plants in an Edible Forest Setting | 2 | # 31 | Student Center Fallon Room

Making New Perennial Crops Profitable (Part 2) | 2 | #32  | Student Center Foster Room

Edge Silvopasturing - Start to Use Your Woods for Your Animals | 2 | #35  | Sullivan 106  

Plant Communities for the Home Landscape | 3 |  #53 | Sullivan 120

Chestnut Farming in New England | 3 | #54 |Student Center North

Using NRCS Practices to Design and Fund Agroforestry Systems | 3 | #55 | Student Center Fallon Room

 

SOIL FERTILITY

How to Make 100 Yards of Compost on Farm | 1 | # 6 | Sullivan 102 |

The Science of Assessing and Improving the Health of Your Soil | 1 | #5 | Sullivan 104  

Analyzing your Logan Lab Soil Test Report | 2 | #27 | Sullivan 104

Small-scale Propagation of Native Plants from Seed | 2 | #29 | Sullivan 122

Biochar: A Centuries-old Modern Day Miracle | 3 | #48 | Sullivan 103

Fertilizer from Urine: Clean Water and Sustainable Farms | 3 |  #49 | Sullivan 104

Tuning Up Nature with Trace Minerals - Advanced Workshop | 3 | #47 | Sullivan 102

 

ADVANCED FARMING & FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

How to Make 100 Yards of Compost on Farm | 1 | # 6 | Sullivan 102

Emerging Perennial Crops for New England Farms (Part 1) | 1 | #10 | Student Center Foster

Requirements & Regulations for Growing Hemp in MA | 1 | #15 | Sullivan 120

Farm Law 101 with the Legal Food Hub | 1 | #13 | Student Center 3d Floor Conference Room

Farm Succession Plan: Our story of Passing the Farm Torch | 1 | #14  | Sullivan 103

Balancing Plant Nutrition in a Time of Climate Disruption | 2 |  #23 | Sheehan Multipurpose

Food Safety and Toxics Use Reduction | 2 | #37  | Sullivan 110

Making New Perennial Crops Profitable (Part 2) | 2 | #32  | Student Center Foster Room

Food Safety and Toxics Use Reduction | 2 | #37  | Sullivan 110

On the Road to Seed Independence | 2 | #40 | Sullivan 118

Tuning Up Nature with Trace Minerals - Advanced Workshop | 3 | #47 | Sullivan 102

Crop Health Improvement Through Foliar Spray Application: Materials & Practices | 3 | #45 | Sheehan Multipurpose Room

Systems & Methods of Regenerative Farming for Carrots & Lettuce: | 2 |  #44 | Sullivan 101

Using NRCS Practices to Design and Fund Agroforestry Systems | 3 | #55 | Student Center Fallon Room

 

NATIVE PLANTS, INSECT CONSERVATION & BEEKEEPING

The Beekeeper's Year | 1 | #8 | Sullivan 121

Help Your Land Attract More Pollinators | 1 | #9 | Sullivan 119

Small-scale Propagation of Native Plants from Seed | 2 | #29 | Sullivan 122

Natural Approaches to Treating Honeybees | 2 | #30 | Sullivan 121  

Ecological Pollinator Conservation | 3 | #52 | Sullivan 121

Plant Communities for the Home Landscape | 3 |  #53 | Sullivan 120

 

FOOD AS MEDICINE & HERBALISM

Home Remedies from Common Garden Plants | 1 | #19  | Sullivan 125

Herbal Ghee: Debunking the Myths of Fat & Realizing it's Medicine | 1 | #22 |Sheehan Faze 7

Astragalus, the Adaptable Adaptogen -- How to Use it and Why | 1 | #20 | Sullivan 107

Herbs are Nature’s Multivitamin | 1 | #21 | Sullivan 106

Tune In to the Secret Garden of Your Gut Microbiome | 2 | #47 |  Sullivan 107

Medicine for the People: Learn To Make Herbal Tinctures & Salves | 2 | #42 | Sullivan 125

Histories of Health Foods: Learning from the Past | 2 | #38 | Sullivan 120

Nourishing Infusions--How and Why to get them into your Life | 2 | #43 | Sheehan Faze 7

Soil, Food and Health: Cultivating Communities | 2 | #36 | Sullivan 109

The Power and Opportunities of Allying with Medicinal Mushrooms | 3 | #62 | Student Center South

Making Bone Broth and Tallow for Health and Taste | 3 | #63  | Sullivan 110

The Natural Treatment of Lyme Disease | 3 |  #64 | Sullivan 109  

 

FOOD JUSTICE & COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

Building Successful Food System Networks in Rural Communities | 1 | #16 | Sullivan 109

Prison Gardens: Stragies for Therapy and Job Training | 1 | #17 | Sullivan 110

Soil, Food and Health: Cultivating Communities | 2 | #36 | Sullivan 109

The Battle for Real Organic | 2 | #39| Sullivan 119

On the Road to Seed Independence | 2 | #40 | Sullivan 118

Fairness and Economic Viability – Can We Have Both?  | 3 |#56  | Student Center 3d Floor Conference Room

Get Some Local Organic Action! | 3 | #59 | Sullivan 119

Uprooting Racism in the Food System @ Soul Fire Farm | 3 | #60 | Sullivan 118

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