At CAFF (The Center for Arkansas Farms and Food) in September I presented High Tunnel Season Extension
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CAFF - Extend Your Growing Season into Colder Weather with High Tunnels
I’m spending October home on the farm, preparing and planting the hoophouse with winter crops. Meanwhile I’m applying to speak at quite a few sustainable agriculture conferences and preparing slideshows, handouts and talks. I’m going back to in-person conferences. We have very limited Wi-Fi in this part of rural Virginia and video-conferencing is just not possible. I managed to make some recorded narrated slideshows during the pandemic and I picked up more writing work. But there is an undeniable something I get from in-person conferences!
In the past year I’ve been at two in-person events: The very safely and carefully orchestrated PASA conference back in February, and the September CAFF presentation, half of which was outside touring the farm and half in a large airy lecture room. Now I’m lining up quite a few conferences. Go to my Events page on this website to get all the details, including links to register. Hope to see you at one of these:
- November 5-7 2022 (Sat-Mon) Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Sustainable Agriculture Conference. Durham Convention Center
I will be facilitating the Farmer Roundtable: Working Through Production Challenges on Saturday, November 5, from 1:30 – 2:45 pm with time to linger afterwards.
- December 2-3, 2022 (Fri-Sat). Tennessee Local Food Summit, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN. (30 mins east of Nashville) https://tnlocalfood.com/
I will be presenting a 75-minute workshop on Spring and Summer Hoophouse Use, especially how to manage extreme heat and diseases in hot and humid climates.
- January 6-8 (Fri-Sun), 2023, Virginia Association for Biological Farming is hosting the Virginia Biological Farming Conference, Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Conference INFO Home Page
I hope to be presenting a half-day pre-conference session on Friday January 6, on Year-Round Hoophouse Vegetables. Also maybe a regular length session during the main conference.
- January 14, 2023 (Saturday), NOFA-MASS Annual Winter Conference. Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter. https://www.nofamass.org/conferences/ Worcester State University on Saturday January 14 and online Sunday January 15. I hope to give a presentation on Saturday.
- February 8-11, 2023 (Weds to Sat 2.30pm), PASA 2023 Sustainable Agriculture Conference. Lancaster Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA. https://pasafarming.org/conference/
I will be presenting two 60 min or 75 min workshops:
Alliums Year-Round (Brand New!)
Crop Planning for Sustainable Vegetable Production.
Virtual Conference: January 17–19
Feb 25-26, 2023, Organic Growers School Spring Conference, Mars Hill University, Asheville, North Carolina
Along with Ira Wallace, I will be presenting a half-day (3 ½ hours) workshop Year-Round Gardening
The workshop will be on Saturday and repeated on Sunday
- March 26-April 1 2023, John C Campbell Folk School https://www.folkschool.org/index.php folkschool.org
One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902
I will be teaching a week-long course, Growing Vegetables Year Round
- April 29-30, 2023. (Sat-Sun), Mother Earth News Fair in Lawrence, Kansas. Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St, Lawrence, KS 66046. Get Directions using Google Maps
I will be presenting two 60 minute workshops, one each day
- July 15-16, 2023. Mother Earth News Fair, Erie, Pennsylvania, Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507
I will be presenting two 60 minute workshops, one each day. Different workshops from the Kansas Fair.
Check back on my Events page often, as events and details are firming up