I already mentioned some upcoming events I’ll be presenting workshops at. In the next few months, a lot of them are in Virginia, so here’s a heads-up to fellow Virginians. I’ve added one more, very local event. here they are in date order.
Culpeper County Library, VA Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2016 2-4 pm.
Location: Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA 22701
Workshop topic: talk about my book, research, importance, etc. for 30 – 45 minutes, then 15 – 30 minutes Q&A. CSA Farmers at an info table. (It’s National CSA sign up day). Signing and selling books.
For the Love of the Local, 402 West Main Street. Louisa, Virginia. (540) 603-2068
Parks and Rec Class of 6-12 people – Designing and Planning Your Vegetable Garden.
Date: Thursday, March 10, 6:00pm-7:00pm
A close look at how to make the most of the area you are going to be using for your vegetable garden, including spacing needs of plants, what plants grow well in Louisa, what plants grow well together, and more. Handouts. Book-signing.
Attendees receive a goodie bag from For the Love of the Local after the class.
Small class, about 15 people
Date: Saturday March 26, 10am-noon.
Workshop topic: Succession Planting
Location: New Country Organics 801 2nd Street Waynesboro, VA 22980
My contact: Jillian Lowery [email protected]
www.newcountryorganics.com 540-184-1956 844-933-3337
Handouts, Selling and signing books
Louisa Master Gardener class tour of TO gardens
Date: Thursday, April 21
Location: Twin Oaks Community
This issue includes articles about the state of Organics in 2016, food safety rules and the relatively new USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection (crop insurance for the rest of us). Previously crop insurance did not cover unusual crops (which we might not consider that unusual – vegetable seed crops, medicinal herbs. . . ) Other articles cover organic cropland in Illinois, a book review of Marketing Organic Grain by John Bobbe, research on labor efficiencies on organic diversified vegetable farms, preparing livestock for a healthy birthing season, supplying methionine in organic poultry rations, setting goals for successfully transferring your farm to new farmers and a new publication on keeping children safe on farms .
Meanwhile, here at Twin Oaks, I’m bracing for really cold weather for a couple of days and the possibility of large amounts of snow on Friday and Saturday. And I’m getting ready for my trip to Lexington, Kentucky for my presentation on Intensive Vegetable Production on a Small Scale at the SSAWG Conference.