Talks and workshops in reverse chronological order going back to 2009
September 15 – Small Farm School, Clackamas Community College, OR – Workshop on crop planning
September 7 – Rogue Valley Farm Corps, Portland, OR – farm tour of Slow Hand Farm’s corn, bean and squash plantings and workshop on crop rotation and cover cropping.
2015 Talks and Workshops
December 15, 16 – New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference, Manchester, NH – Workshops on harvest and cultivation techniques.
July 12 – Rogue Valley Farm Corps, Sherwood, OR – farm tour of Our Table Cooperative and class on crop rotation planning and weed control.
January 12 – SnoValley Tilth, Carnation, WA – Talk and Q&A on Crop Records and Planning.
CANCELED December 12-14 – Feeding the Future: Growing for Family, Neighborhood or Market, Esalen, CA – Michael Ableman and I have been teaching versions of this workshop on his farm in Canada for the past four years and this year I’m excited that we’ll be bringing it to a spectacular spot on California’s central coast.
November 8 –Tilth Producers 40th Anniversary Conference – Vancouver, WA – Workshop co-presented with Chris Jagger of Blue Fox Farm on Equipment, Ergonomics, and Efficiency on the Small Farm.
October 23-27 – Terra Madre, Turin, IT – In 2006 I attended as a delegate and felt I was just scratching the surface. I’ll be back again this fall as a delegate and hope to connect with more producers from around the world.
October 18 – Farmers Rising, Springfield, OR – Two part workshop on designing tools for the farm for this beginning farmers gathering put on by Friends of Family Farmers.
September 24 – BUFA, Portland, OR – Presentation to the Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship program on Developing Your Farm According to Your Vision & Goals.
February 22 – OSU Small Farms Conference, Corvallis, OR – Panel on soil health
January 31-Februray 1 – Alaska Peony Growers Association, Anchorage, AK – One talk on the organic weed control techniques that I use, and another on tools for small growers.
September 24-26 – Growing For Market, Salt Spring Island, BC – Michael Ableman and I have co-taught this workshop for enough years now that I can’t remember when we started. We cover everything about market farming, and do it on his beautiful mountain top farm in BC, eating incredible food and hanging out with great folks.
February 21-23 – MOSES Organic University and Organic Farming Conference, La Crosse, WI – Small Farm Profitability: Tools and Tactics – I’ll also be leading a workshop at the conference, a much shorter version of the all day class.
January 18-19 – Farming for Stewardship and Profit Conference, Leesburg, VA -Two workshops, one on crop planning and one on tractor cultivation as well as sitting on an “expert” panel to give advice to two “beginning” farmers.
January 14 – St. Josephs University, Philadelphia, PA – An afternoon of ideas and discussion on growing organically in a community garden setting
September 25-28 Growing For Market, Centre for Arts, Ecology and Agriculture, Salt Spring Island, BC – Intensive on market farming co-taught with Michael Ableman and David Cohlmeyer
September 8 Small Farm School, Oregon City, OR – workshop on tools for the small farm
June 9 BUFA at Cully Neighborhood Farm, Portland, OR – an all day workshop on techniques for a hand scale farm.
May 3, 5 Portland Urban Growth Bounty Gardening Intensive at Cully Neighborhood Farm, Portland, OR – A two day workshop on gardening techniques for producing food in the city.
April 20 SW WA CSA Farmers Group, Vancouver, WA – talk and slides on season extension, crop planning and post harvest handling.
March 14 OSU Small Farms Growing Farms Program, Junction City, OR – Talk and slides on hand tools for small farms.
March 8 Extended Season workshop through the Northwest Agricultural Business Center, Mount Vernon, WA – Slides and talk on season extension techniques, along with Tanya Murray from Sauvie Island Organics, Laura Masterson from 47th Ave Farm and John Eveland from Gathering Together Farm.
January 21 Vancouver Urban Farmers Group, Vancouver, BC – All day workshop on crop planning and rotation planning
November 13 – Fire and Iron at Tilth Producers, Yakima, WA – workshop on building tools on the farm.
November 5-6 – Raising the Salad Bar Conference hosted by Countryside Conservancy, London, Ohio – workshops on harvest and post harvest, and crop planning and rotations.
November 2 – Crop Rotations workshop hosted by Lehigh County Extension, Allentown, PA – half day workshop on crop rotation planning.
September 27-30 – Growing for Market workshop, Centre for Art, Ecology and Agriculture, Salt Spring Island, BC – co-taught this intensive on market farming with Michael Ableman.
July 26-27 – Growing for Family workshop, Centre for Art, Ecology and Agriculture, Salt Spring Island, BC – co-taught this intensive on vegetable gardening with Michael Ableman.
May 4 – Tractor Basics at 47th Ave Farm, Grand Island, OR – a morning long workshop for the farm apprentices on tractor implements and safety.
April 27 – First Stop Portland Panel Discussion, Portland, OR
April 14, 16 – Portland Urban Growth Bounty Gardening Intensive at Slow Hand Farm, Portland, OR – A two day workshop on gardening techniques for producing food in the city.
January 31 – Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR – talk to Humanities Food class about CSA as part of a panel.
January 30 – Crop Planning Workshop, Olympia, WA – half day intensive on crop planning using excel.
December 6 – Crop Planning workshop hosted by Lehigh County Extension, Allentown, PA – half day intensive on crop planning using excel.
December 2 – Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns Center, Poncantico Hills, NY – workshops on tractor cultivation and one on DIY tools for small farms co-lead with Benjamin Shute.
September 27-31 – Growing for Market workshop, Centre for Art, Ecology and Agriculture, Salt Spring Island, BC – co-taught this intensive on market farming with Michael Ableman.
May 13, 20 – Growing for Family workshop, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR – two day intensive on vegetable gardening.
April 27 – Cultivation Workshop, Sauvie Island, OR – full day hands on tractor cultivation workshop at Sauvie Island Organics.
March 18 – Slow Food Portland Panel on CSA, Portland, OR – panel discussion with a wide variety of CSA approaches.
March 6,13, 20 – Portland Urban Growth Bounty Gardening Intensive, Portland, OR – A three day workshop on gardening techniques for producing food in the city.
February 12-13 – Growers Own Conference, Twin Falls, ID – helped facilitate farmer to farmer sharing at this inaugural event.
January 15 – Crop Planning Class at Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR – half day intesive on crop planning using excel.
November 7 and 8 – Crop Planning Class at Zenger Farm, Portland, OR – back to back half day workshops on crop planning using excel
September 29 – Sauvie Island Organics Equipment Class, Sauvie Island, OR – Farm equipment class for the crew at Sauvie Island Organics.
August 25 – Sauvie Island Organics Fertility Class, Sauvie Island, OR – fertility basics class for the crew at Sauvie Island Organics.
August 11 – Oregon City Farmer’s Market talk, Oregon City, OR – talk for market growers on techniques for season extension.
June 18 – Portland State University, Portland, OR – Panel discussion on sustainable food production.
May 26 – Cultivation talk for Kitchen Gardeners Group, Portland, OR
Marh 14 and 21 – Portland Urban Growth Bounty Gardening Intensive, Portland, OR – A two day workshop on gardening techniques for producing food in the city.
March 9 – Next Generation Workshop at Farmer Chef Connection, Oregon City, OR