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Session I [clear filter]
Friday, December 8
 

1:15pm

Cover Cropping for Vegetable Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

Cover crops provide many soil benefits, including protecting soils from erosion, building soil organic matter, increasing water infiltration and suppressing soil-borne diseases, as well as reducing some annual and perennial weeds. In this workshop, we will look at windows of opportunity for fitting cover crops into vegetable crop rotations. We will look at the biological characteristics and qualities of individual northeastern cover crop species, suggested seeding rates, equipment for establishing and maintaining good stands of cover crops, and when to incorporate cover crops to benefit later plantings of cash crops. We will also look at cover crop options for minimum tillage systems where vegetables like beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet corn are planted directly into cover crops for greater soil health. Join Jean-Paul Courtens as he discusses his learning experiences with cover crops on various vegetable systems in the Hudson valley. 

This workshop will be streamed live on www.facebook.com/stonebarns/


Presenters
avatar for Jean-Paul Courtens

Jean-Paul Courtens

Roxbury Farm
Jean-Paul Courtens, a native from the Netherlands, is co-owner of Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, NY, an integrated 375 acre farm producing vegetables, beef, pork and lamb for an 1100 member CSA utilizing biodynamic principles and practices.  He is the Associate Director of Farmer Training at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub in Hurley NY, a 1200-acre mixed crop farm... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
West Haybarn

1:15pm

Crop Roundtable: Brooklyn Grange
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from experienced crop farmers at in-depth roundtable discussions with small groups of beginning farmers. Conversations will revolve around the histories and lessons learned from farmers who have successfully achieved, or are on track to achieve, their goals of economic viability and ecological resilience. Questions and free-flowing dialogue among table groups are highly encouraged.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Flanner

Ben Flanner

CEO and Co-Founder, Brooklyn Grange
Ben Flanner is the Director of Agriculture, CEO, and co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, based in New York City. The 8 year old pioneering business is the world’s largest soil-based rooftop farm.  The business produces and sells vegetables, herbs, hot sauce, and honey on 2 ½ acres of intensive green roofs. Brooklyn Grange also hosts events, and designs and instal... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Kitchen Lab

1:15pm

Crop Roundtable: Cate Farm
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from experienced crop farmers at in-depth roundtable discussions with small groups of beginning farmers. Conversations will revolve around the histories and lessons learned from farmers who have successfully achieved, or are on track to achieve, their goals of economic viability and ecological resilience. Questions and free-flowing dialogue among table groups are highly encouraged.

Presenters
avatar for Richard Wiswall

Richard Wiswall

Owner/operator, Cate Farm
Richard Wiswall and his wife Sally Colman own and operate Cate Farm in East Montpelier, VT. Richard has been farming there for 38 years, growing and selling organic produce, seedlings and medicinal herbs. Richard consults and gives talks and workshops on the often-neglected busin... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PDR

1:15pm

Crop Roundtable: Four Season Farm
Limited Capacity full

Learn from experienced crop farmers at in-depth roundtable discussions with small groups of beginning farmers. Conversations will revolve around the histories and lessons learned from farmers who have successfully achieved, or are on track to achieve, their goals of economic viability and ecological resilience. Questions and free-flowing dialogue among table groups are highly encouraged.

Presenters
avatar for Eliot Coleman

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 →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Kitchen Lab

1:15pm

Crop Roundtable: La Ferme de Quatre Temp/Les Jardins de la Grelinette
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn from experienced crop farmers at in-depth roundtable discussions with small groups of beginning farmers. Conversations will revolve around the histories and lessons learned from farmers who have successfully achieved, or are on track to achieve, their goals of economic viability and ecological resilience. Questions and free-flowing dialogue among table groups are highly encouraged.

Presenters
avatar for Jean-Martin Fortier

Jean-Martin Fortier

Farmer & Author, La Ferme Des Quatre-Temps
Jean-Martin Fortier (JM) is a farmer and owner of La Ferme Des Quatre-Temps, an educator and author specializing in organic and biologically intensive cropping practices. His award-winning book, The Market Gardener, places a strong emphasis on intelligent farm design, appropriate technologies and harnessing the power of soil biology, as key components of successful farming... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Library

1:15pm

Crop Roundtable: Neversink Farm
Limited Capacity full

Learn from experienced crop farmers at in-depth roundtable discussions with small groups of beginning farmers. Conversations will revolve around the histories and lessons learned from farmers who have successfully achieved, or are on track to achieve, their goals of economic viability and ecological resilience. Questions and free-flowing dialogue among table groups are highly encouraged.

Presenters
avatar for Conor Crickmore

Conor Crickmore

Farmer, Neversink Farm
I own a no till and no tractor farm in NY. I will be hosting a round table on my farm.


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PDR

1:15pm

Crop Roundtable: Pie Ranch
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from experienced crop farmers at in-depth roundtable discussions with small groups of beginning farmers. Conversations will revolve around the histories and lessons learned from farmers who have successfully achieved, or are on track to achieve, their goals of economic viability and ecological resilience. Questions and free-flowing dialogue among table groups are highly encouraged.

Presenters
avatar for Flor Revolorio

Flor Revolorio

Farm Manager, Pie Ranch
Flor Assists manages production and education, holds the CSA, and manages the farm animals at Pie Ranch in Pescadero, CA. Flor is a Guatemalan born and raised in Chicago. Flor loves farming and the things that most inspire her and fuel her interests are soil, justice, and education. Flor is a city person at heart, but has loved living in small/rural communities for the past 5 years... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Vail

Nancy Vail

Co-Founder, Pie Ranch
Nancy is a broadly experienced sustainable food systems farmer, advocate, educator and leader. Previous to co-founding Pie Ranch in 2003, Nancy worked on a number of farms abroad and throughout the United States, eventually landing at UC Santa Cruz's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) where she farmed and taught for over a decade. Nancy is passionate about linking justice with food and f... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PDR

1:15pm

Crop Roundtable: Sin Fronteras
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn from experienced crop farmers at in-depth roundtable discussions with small groups of beginning farmers. Conversations will revolve around the histories and lessons learned from farmers who have successfully achieved, or are on track to achieve, their goals of economic viability and ecological resilience. Questions and free-flowing dialogue among table groups are highly encouraged.

Presenters
avatar for Eduardo Rivera

Eduardo Rivera

Farmer, Sin Fronteras Farm & Food
Mario Eduardo Rivera is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. Eduardo is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, and has lived in the United States for 24 years. Eduardo grew up farming with his grandfather and felt disconnected from the land after moving to the United States. It wasn’t... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Kitchen Lab

1:15pm

Designing and Managing the Moveable Greenhouse
Limited Capacity filling up

With the increased demand for affordable, simple and well-constructed high tunnel structures, Eliot Coleman designed and created a modular movable Cathedral Tunnel at Four Season Farm. For as low as $2 per square foot, you can learn where to source materials, how to fabricate parts and the steps involved in constructing a modular Cathedral Tunnel for your farm or garden. During the session, Clara and Adam will build one of these structures and, in the process, talk about designing for ease of moving, strength, stability and use. The workshop will highlight the potential of moveable houses and suggested cropping and management plans.

Presenters
avatar for Clara Coleman

Clara Coleman

Farm Manager, Four Season Farm
Clara Coleman is a second-generation organic farmer, consultant, writer, TEDx and keynote speaker on sustainable four-season farming and daughter of renowned farming pioneer Eliot Coleman. She created Divide Creek Farm in 2008 – an organic, intensively managed 1.5-acre four-season... Read More →
avatar for Adam Lemieux

Adam Lemieux

Product Manager, Johnny's Selected Seeds
Adam Lemieux is the product manager of Tools and Supplies at 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... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Greenhouse

1:15pm

Fungi and Farming
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation/hands on workshop will cover the basics of mushroom cultivation. Mushrooms are an excellent main crop, or value added product for farmers. Most gourmet and medicinal mushrooms will grow readily on agricultural waste products. We will go through the process of preparing small kits with Oyster Mushroom spawn for everyone to take home.

Presenters
avatar for William Padilla-Brown

William Padilla-Brown

Educator, MycoSymbiotics
William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, citizen scientist, mycologist, amateur phycologist, urban shaman, poet and father to his beloved 3-year old son, Leo. In 2014, he established Community Compassion, a nonprofit focused on radical sustainability, based in New Cumberland... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PC I

1:15pm

Looking Back and Moving Forward to Create Just Food Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we will explore opportunities for cross-sector movement building to achieve just food systems. Together, participants will create a movement timeline that looks back on the last 115 years of food and farm justice organizing, with an emphasis on struggles led – and won – by communities of color. We’ll dig into the confluence of today’s pressing issues and identify ways to cultivate greater power through our collective organizing efforts, using HEAL Food Alliance's Real Food Platform to inform our discussion.


Presenters
avatar for Navina Khanna

Navina Khanna

Director, HEAL Food Alliance
Navina Khanna is the Director of the HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor) Food Alliance, a national multi-sector, multi-racial coalition of food and farm justice organizations.  She's worked as an educator, community organizer, and policy advocate toward justice through transforming agri-food systems. Based in Oak... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
East Haybarn

1:15pm

Stone Barns Center Livestock Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Stone Barns Livestock Manager Fiona Harrar for a behind-the-scenes view of the livestock operation at Stone Barns. You’ll visit the pastures, the ewes and laying hens in the barnyard, and the poultry processing facility, while discussing the farm’s rotational grazing system, waste feed programs, eggmobiles, turkey operation, sheep breeding program and more.

Presenters
avatar for Fiona Harrar

Fiona Harrar

Livestock Manager and Herdswoman, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Fiona Harrar is livestock manager and herdswoman at Stone Barns Center. Originally from West Virginia, she discovered farming while traveling in Scotland after finishing a B.A. in Spanish from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She spent several years working on a variety of farms... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Courtyard