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2010 Workshops

March 20, Design and Prepare a Backyard Farm
Designing Your Urban Homestead, Soil Preparation, Water Harvesting, Garden Beds and Seed Starting
Guest Speakers:
Jen Prosser, Sunstone Farm and Learning Center
Leslie Buerk, Kalyx Design
Patrik Schumann, Ecoasys Ecological Design
Eli Burg, Chispas Farms

April 17, Backyard Livestock
Top-bar Beekeeping, Urban Chickens, Goats, Llamas, Mini Jerseys, and Pigs
Guest Speakers:
Jen Prosser, Sunstone Farm and Learning Center
Tomas Urrea
KT LaBadie, Urban Chickens
Shalali Infante, Pint-Sized Farm

May 15th, Productive and Healthy Gardens
Productive Gardens: Planning, Plant Selection, Spacing, and Micro- Environments, and Healthy Garden Holistic Management of Herbs, Plants, Weeds and Pests
Guest Speakers:
Jen Prosser, Sunstone Farm and Learning Center
Zoe Wilcox-Edrington & Bard Edrington, Mother Nature Gardens
Michael Reed, La Orilla Farm

August 21st, Traditional Gardening
History of Food, Heirloom and Native Crops, Traditional Farming Methods, Traditional Irrigation Methods
Guest Speakers:
Greg Gould, Foodology
Isaura Andaluz, Cuatro Puertas
James Maestas, South Valley Regional Association of Acequias

September 18th, Harvesting Food and Medicine
Food: Canning, Fermentation, Drying, and Storing, and Green Pharmacy: Preparing, Drying, Storing, and Harvesting Medicinal Plants
Guest Speakers:
Jen Prosser, Sunstone Farm and Learning Center
Sonya Steinmetz, Herbalist

October 16th, Seed Saving and Winter Preparation
Seed Saving: Agricultural Heritage and Methods to Harvest and Store Seeds, and Winter Clean-up and Year-round Growing
Guest Speakers:
Joshua Cravens, Jardin del Alma and Arid Crop Seed Cache
Michael Reed, La Orilla Farm

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