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Food Forest Design and Installation Workshop

Who we are: Antoine Wilson and Andrew Green run Regeneration Farm. Together we are building a functioning wetland permaculture farm using an agroforestry alley cropping system. We run our farm on the triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social sustainability, using a diversified approach of (1) food production, (2) educational workshops and events, and (3) sales of regenerative and edible plants. Our business is set within the context of restoring our two acre plot of agricultural land to provide maximum environmental benefit (including carbon sequestration via topsoil creation and tree planting), ecosystem health and on-farm productivity. In 2019 we are laying our agroforestry system groundwork, installing tree crops and long-term farm infrastructure while running a direct market farm growing organic vegetables and pastured pork. We have over a decade of combined experience installing, consulting on and learning from permaculture projects throughout the world.

September 14th (10:00AM - 3:00PM)
Regeneration Farm, 16215 140th Pl. NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
(¼ mile down the gravel access road, park by the Viva Farms Sign)

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Weed Management Intensive: Part III – Cover Cropping for Effective Weed Management

In our Cover Cropping for Effective Weed Management workshop, farmer Rand Rasheed of One Leaf Farm will demonstrate the tools strategies that she uses for fall cover cropping and how to effectively use it for weed control. Participants will have an opportunity for a question and answer session and leave with a variety of resources for their own growing.

Current SnoValley Tilth members receive a discount. The cost covers up to two people from your operation.

September 19th (1:00PM - 5:00PM)
Hosted by SnoValley Tilth at One Leaf Farm, 10890 Elliott Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296

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Wireworms: Lifecycle & Management in Organic Systems

Wireworms are abundant in our local Skagit soils and they can have devastating effects on your crops. In this workshop, we will learn about wireworm lifecycles and how to manage them in your organic farming system. Come find out how to monitor for them, reduce their population in your soil, and plan your crops strategically.

With special guest speakers: Dr. Brook Brouwer and Dr. Beverly Gerdemann from WSU.

The workshop will be bilingual English/Spanish

September 19th (5:30-7:30pm)
Viva Farms Ag Park, 16470 State Route 20, Mount Vernon

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Finding Farmland: Land Access and the Farm to Farmer Program

Finding local, affordable land is a major obstacle for new and expanding farmers.

Viva Farms is partnering with PCC Farmland Trust to introduce Farm to Farmer, a program to enable farmers to connect with the land opportunities they need to grow their businesses.

Join us for a panel discussion on land access, with a focus on the new Farm to Farmer program here in Skagit Valley. The workshop will be bilingual in English/Spanish.

September 24th (5:30-7:30pm)
Viva Farms Ag Park, 16470 State Route 20, Mount Vernon

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Cultivating Success: Growing Farmers for the Future

Interested in farming? Not sure how to begin? Do you dream of beginning or expanding your own small farm? The Cultivating Success™ series of courses combines workshop and farmer-direct learning experiences to help foster the success of new and existing farms. Cultivating Success helps participants explore the unique advantages available to the small and mid-size farm.

Weekly presentations include local growers, organizations, and agriculture professionals with expertise in direct marketing, value-added processing, production planning, agronomy, livestock production, and more. Sponsored in collaboration with Snohomish Conservation District, Cultivating Success provides students with the tools necessary to create/develop/expand a sustainable farm operation.

Class size is limited, and pre-paid registration is required. Cost for the twelve-week course is $300 per farm or family (up to three people). Visit SSFAR.eventbrite.com to register online or download the form from snohomish.wsu.edu/SSFAR and mail with your check.

Our course facilitators are Bobbi Lindemulder, cattle rancher and District Operations Program Manager for the Snohomish Conservation District and Kate Ryan, grower and Agriculture Program Coordinator for WSU Snohomish County Extension. Both have been helping grow new farmers through programs like Cultivating Success for well over a decade.

Tuesdays, September 24th – December 10th (6:00PM - 8:30PM)
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE Everett, WA inside McCollum Park

More information or contact Kate Ryan, (425) 357-6024.


Cover Crops: Benefits, Selection and Seeding

Come learn all about cover crops with us! Cover crops are an essential part of any organic farming system. We'll be going over ways that cover crops benefit your farm, choosing the right cover crop, and how to get planted!

This workshop will be bilingual in English/Spanish.

October 1st (5:30-7:30pm)
Viva Farms Ag Park, 16470 State Route 20, Mount Vernon

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Hay Analysis and Weed Management

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Email or call 253.845.9770 x132

October 1
WSU Puyallup


Greenhouse Management Intensive III: Winter Growing and Long-Term Soil Health

Our Greenhouse Management Intensive gives participants a four-season view of how to most effectively utilize greenhouses. The intensive is divided into four workshops, each tackling specific topics through hands-on demonstrations with farmer teachers.

SnoValley Tilth’s "Technical Intensives" are courses intended to provide farmers with peer-to-peer mentorship and to lift up the expertise of local farmers. We also have a Weed Management Intensive that you can find more info about here.

Participants can choose to participate in the full series or sign up for individual workshops. The cost of participation covers up to two people from your operation.

Fall – Winter Growing and Long-Term Soil Health
October 5th (9:00AM - 1:00PM)

Hosted by SnoValley Tilth at Present Tense Farm, 10890 Elliott Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296

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Pollinator Short Course

With Eric Mader of Xerces. This full day workshop will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators and beneficial insects in agricultural landscapes. The course will provide an overview of pollinator and beneficial insect natural history and farm practices that support these populations, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators.

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Email or call 253.845.9770 x132

November 5
WSU Puyallup