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josh brill
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Last year we held a few locals only workshops on our farm, but this year we are trying to cast a wider net. We are running a PDC on our farm from Aug 1-11. We are also as of right now putting on three day workshops in the spring and summer.
Our first is growing rice in new england on Apr 12th.
The next is building and growing on hugelbeets and mobile tunnel construction and management on May 10th.
And the last weekend workshop we have scheduled is on savanna agriculture. We will talk about managing animals in the system, fencing options, and building mobile structures. That is on June 7th.

We have a Kickstarter campaign going right now to help fund a bio diesel walkbehind tractor. If you are interested in any of these courses you can find out more at Kickstarter
 
Karen Walk
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I might be interested in the rice-growing workshop. Can you give me more info?

Also, here are some photos of my mobile goat house (3 goats). The bottom is open to the ground so you need to set it on a dry spot. When the wheels are down the house almost balances, so you just need to push. I can move it pretty much anywhere in the field pictured by myself.
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The rice workshop will be Apr 12, 2014. We'll start at 10 and go till 4. We will be doing a growing rice 101 from buckets to acres talk in the morning then we will do a tour of our paddy system, a demonstration of small paddy construction and how start seeds and transplaning out the rice. We planned the workshop so that people can go home and start their seeds and be able to plant them out in mid/late may in whatever scale they want. Each attendee gets to go home with a packet of seeds and the knowledge to start growing rice. The workshop is 25 dollars per person.


I really like that style of wheel mounting. I saw someone else earlier this fall with that style and was instantly sold. We use cattle panels for our goat house and wheels that are set at a certain height. We have lots of bumps in our fields so having something that can change height is definitly something we will be doing in our future builds.
 
Karen Walk
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Sounds awesome thanks.
 
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