Past Field School Events
See a local draft-powered farm in action! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Green Gate Farm’s draft-powered operation and equipment. Register HERE.
Join Lars Prillman and Leslie Randall of Green Gate Farm for an afternoon introduction to draft-powered farming. 1665 Persimmon Ln, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.
Explore what it takes to be successful on an urban farm! This workshop series features proven, essential components for ensuring farm viability. Register for the whole series or individual sessions HERE.
Workshops are $10 per session or $60 for the whole series. Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of the workshops.
Want to grow your own transplants for your small farm or garden? Refine your transplant production knowledge? This hands-on workshop is for you!
Join experienced farmer and Future Harvest CASA member Hattie Allen for a hands-on workshop all about growing your own transplants for your small farm. Special attention will be given to succession planting and other techniques to ensure a continuous supply of produce, flowers, and herbs.
A potluck lunch will follow the workshop; please bring something to share. And please carpool if possible as onsite parking is limited.
This event is now SOLD OUT. Please contact Niamh Shortt at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
How do I establish an orchard without a huge expense?
Learn all about winter care for your budding orchard! Join Future Harvest CASA and experienced orchardists at MacBride and Gill Falcon Ridge Farm, LLC for a hands-on pruning workshop.
MacBride and Gill Falcon Ridge Farm, LLC produces apples, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, Asian pears, persimmons, and more using sustainable production methods. Join farm owners and Future Harvest CASA members Stanton Gill, Kelly MacBride-Gill, and Chelsey MacBride-Gill for an interactive pruning demonstration, discussion of fruit tree and berry health, and tour of commercial and experimental fruit varieties. Attendees will assist in pruning fruit trees and berry plants. A potluck lunch will follow.
Learn to grow one of the Mid-Atlantic’s hottest specialty crops: hops! Join Future Harvest CASA and Brookeville Beer Farm for an introductory growers’ clinic.
Are you an aspiring hops grower? Learn how to select a hopyard site, predict your labor needs, and navigate common fungal disease and pest pitfalls during this introductory clinic. Grower presentations and a brief tour of Brookeville Beer Farm’s (BBF) hopyard from 12-2 pm precede a pizza and beer tasting at 2 pm. Must be 21 to participate in the beer tasting.
Are you a grower interested in supplying products for BBF’s future brews? Join BBF Co-owner Phil Muth at 3 pm to discuss pre-sale opportunities. Pre-sale networking is free and open to the public. Please pre-register for the pre-sale.
Wheels Up─a Maturing Farming Business Management Assessment Program
Have you been farming for more than 3 Years? Are you ready to move from your start-up “Survive” business model to a better “Thriving Business” model? Do you have an established farming operation but need to improve your management and profitability in a specific management area? A new training program, “Wheels Up”, offered in partnership between the University of Maryland Extension and Future Harvest-CASA, may be the business up-grade training you need to help your business “take off.”
In this 10-part workshop series for beginning farmers, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The featured topics are proven, essential components for ensuring farm profitability. REGISTER HERE.
Finding Your Niche: Wholesale for Farms of All Sizes
November 15, 2017, 5-9pm
Is the wholesale marketplace right for you? Join Future Harvest CASA for a panel discussion with both sides of the wholesale relationship.