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Restoration Ag Workshop with Mark Shepard in Iowa August 23-25th 2013  RSS feed

 
Grant Schultz
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Mark Shepard, author of Restoration Agriculture, will be leading a two-day workshop on VersaLand Farm in Iowa City, IA the weekend of August 23-25th. It will be a Friday evening to Sunday afternoon workshop.

Event Description

A one-of-a-kind course. Lunch is included for both days.

Restoration Ag 101 will be guided over its journey by Mark Shepard, a farmer and designer of world-class reputation and author of
Restoration Agriculture. Hosted at VersaLand Farm near Iowa City, you’ll be on-site of a developing perennial farmstead, implementing Keyline design, multi-species grazing, fruit and nut crops, vegetable alleycropping, and using electric tractor power. Few people on the planet have the real project experience and track record that Mark Shepard brings to Restoration Agriculture, this course will spread that knowledge…

You’ll Experience…

‘Restoration Agriculture’ techniques at work, including Keyline design, fruit and nut polycultures, silvopasture, alleycropping, and electric tractor power.
Erosion-eliminating, soil-generating farming methods. Floods and drought can be overcome. Learn natural farm resilience.
How to implement Keyline Design on an actual site. Ask questions in real-time to understand the process of eliminating soil erosion on your land, building ponds, and earthworks. Observe human-scale and machine-scale earthworks and swale-building..
Learning with a teacher with over 20 years of project experience on three continents.
Where to start, evaluating your own site, and what to look for when developing a farm or looking to buy land.
An intense experience that is big on understanding processes you can apply on your own agricultural project.
More HANDS ON demonstrations and skillbuilding
Restoration Agriculture is the true implementation of sustainable food. Some call the concepts we’ll demonstrate ‘cutting edge’, while others are ‘old-fashioned’. The way these two worlds integrate into a functional agricultural ecosystem is unmatched. Plants, animals, and tools create a low-input, high-yield farm.

Learn more: http://www.versaland.com/workshops/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/184081538423066/
 
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Here's Mark Shepard speaking about silvopasture, nut crops, and livestock integration.



Come to Restoration Ag 101 with Mark Shepard for a two-day workshop on farm-scale permaculture August 23-25, 2013!

http://www.versaland.com/workshops/
 
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