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Thursday, December 7 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Slow Tools and Appropriate Technology FILLING

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In this workshop we will discuss and demonstrate several new tools developed as a direct result of collaboration with Eliot Coleman and the Slow Tools Group, a collaboration among farmers, engineers, tool manufacturers, metalworkers, machinists, marketers and funders to design and build a host of new tools and make them readily available to young farmers. We will discuss the Slow Tools backstory, how the group came to be, and how it strives to optimize efficiency for beginning farmers. This will be a hands-on interactive workshop, and the audience will be invited to try the tools out during the course of the talk. 
Moderated by Stone Barns Center's Jack Algiere.

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Jack Algiere

Farm Director, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Jack Algiere is farm director at Stone Barns Center. Jack graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in horticulture and has been actively farming since the early 1990s. His lifetime of experience in organic, biodynamic and ecological systems brings a broad diversity... Read More →
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Horace Clemmons

Co-Founder, CleBer/Oggun
Clemmons, a former engineer for IBM and the Marine Corps, Co-Founded CleBer/Oggún, and the Oggún tractor. His goal is to enable each country too use the open system design concept and manufacture as much of the tractor components in country as possible. Once countries are doing 100% of their own manufactuing they will only have to pay a technology license fee for fiv... Read More →
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Eliot Coleman

Farmer/Author/Educator, Four Season Farm
Eliot Coleman is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest and The Winter Harvest Handbook. He has written extensively on the subject of organic agriculture since 1975, including chapters in scientific books and the foreword to Keeping Food Fresh: Old World Techniques and Recipes by the garde... Read More →
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Adam Lemieux

Product Developer, Johnny's Selected Seeds
Adam Lemieux is the product manager and new product developer of Tools and Supplies for Johnny’s Selected Seeds. He works with experienced growers like Eliot Coleman, Jack Algiere, Jean-Martin Fortier, and other members of the Slow Tools Group to bring scale-appropriate tools to market for small commercial growers... Read More →


Thursday December 7, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
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