Scheduled Workshops at Neversink for 2018

Winter and Early Spring Growing Workshop

Sunday, March 25th 2018

 

One Day Intensive Workshop

 

Course is for Small Market Farms looking to increase profits and efficiency or for those just starting out with season extension. Space is limited.

The focus will be on Conor Crickmore’s No Tractor small scale efficient farming techniques including Neversink’s No till permanent bed systems.  

We will cover Winter Growing including heated and unheated houses. Movable houses and the difference between over wintering and winter harvest. We will get into the profits of an early start with Protected Culture. I will also go into Greenhouse Tomato and Cucumber growing which is in full effect at this time of year at Neversink
Day Starts at 9am and goes until 4pm – Refreshments and Sandwiches Provided
Some topics we hope to cover;
  • Greenhouse/Hoophouse design, equipment, installation and management for specifically winter growing
  • Propagation House (Efficiency, Heated Tables, Germination)
  • Germination Chamber
  • Field and High Tunnel Irrigation
  • Winter Crops
  • Cucumber and Tomato Greenhouse Growing
  • Tomato Grafting

Topics covered will depend on Time available. Every effort will be made to cover as much as possible

Managing Neversink Farm and its Systems

Tuesday, June 5th 2018

 

A Day in the Life of Managing the Farm

 

Course is for Small Market Farm Owners and Managers looking to increase profits and efficiency. Space is limited to 25

Follow me as I manage Neversink Farm. The first half of the day will be focused on managing the harvest. How we assign harvest tasks, aggregating wholesale orders, packing for market and wholesale, and wash station workflow. You will be in the middle of the action as the farm is running.

The second half of the day will be managing the production side of the farm. You will see how I assign and manage tasks, how I plan the planting and seeding of crops, and cultivation schedule. Finally you will get to see the complete break down of the farm at the end of the day. This is a long workshop and begins at 7:30 am, before our workers arrive and continues until 5pm when our workers clock out for the day.

Some topics we hope to cover;
  • Harvesting, Washing and Packing
  • Pack Station Design
  • Harvest Management
  • Wholesale orders
  • Managing Crop Schedules
  • Managing workers tasks
  • Whole farm system and organization

Topics covered will depend on Time available. Every effort will be made to cover as much as possible

Workshops At Your Place

I can provide workshops at Conferences, Your Farm, or Organization.

Small Farm sustainability begins with farmers earning a good living and being able to pay their workers a living wage. Using simple and efficient methods, we have been able to be extremely profitable on only 1.5 acres while practicing organic, no till methods.

Our per acre production is one of the highest in the country.

We help bring your farm/organization to profitability or increase your farm’s profits through efficiency, design, innovative practices and tools, organization and problem solving.

We can lead workshops at your location in any of following subjects:

Efficient and Profitable Farming on 1.5 acres or less
Farming profitably from Seed to Market
Greenhouse design for Greens, Tomatoes or Cucumbers
Propagation House Setup
No Till Small Scale Farming
Wash and Pack House Design
Tools, broadfork, tilther, paperpot, seeders

Contact me about hosting a workshop at your organization or farm

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