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Learn Keyline Water Management & More With Mark Shepard in northeast Oklahoma

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Location: Northeast Oklahoma
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Mark Shepard, Steve Diver, and Brandon Angrisani will be in northeast Oklahoma, near Tahlequah, Nov 1-3, 2012 & beyond.

Nov 1: Mark Shepard:
Introduction to Restoration Agriculture
- Intro to agroforestry and the oak savanna, successional brush land and eastern woodlands ecological models
- Intro to Farm-Scale (Keyline) Water Management

Nov 2 am: Steve Diver:
Soil Health and Fertility
- The Role of Soil Organic Matter and Soil Food Web Organisms
- Using Composts, Compost Teas and Biological Inoculants
- Using a Soil Test to Develop a Soil Fertility Program

Nov 2 pm: Brandon Angrisani:
Restoration Agriculture for Full-Diet Farming
- Managing succession from your soil biology up
- Intro to livestock management and multispecies intensive grazing
- Integrating restoration agriculture with your current practices and future goals to form a successional, seasonal, and economical farm ecosystem

Nov 3: Clear Creek Community Demonstrations:
Earthworks, tree plantings, fencing, animal systems, and drought strategies used at Clear Creek Monastery
Tour of 7-month old system laid out by Mark Shepard at Vita Bella Ranch in April 2011.

Nov 5 - finished - Mark will be laying out keylines & swales on 60 acres in notheast OK. (This is outside the scope of the Nov 1-3 workshop, but you may make arrangements with me to observe.)

Read more about the instructors at these websites:

Mark: http://www.forestag.com and http://permaculture.org.au/2010/12/18/mark-shepherds-106-acre-permaculture-farm-in-viola-wisconsin/

Steve: http://www.agri-synergy.com

Brandon: http://restorationag.org

A flyer and registration documents can be downloaded here: http://www.agri-synergy.com/events.html

Or, for more information and registration document, please contact juliegahn (at) yahoo.com
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