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Jun
2
Sat
Improve Soil Using Compost Tea @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Improve Your Soil Using Compost Tea

Join us for a hands-on workshop at Mesquite Field Farm covering compost tea and soil health and fertility.

Participants will learn

  • How to utilize compost tea to improve soil health and fertility
  • How to take a soil sample
  • Analyzing soil under a microscope
  • Make a compost tea from scratch
  • Analyze composition of tea under a microscope
  • Analyzing proper balance of bacteria and microbes in soil
  • Build a compost tea maker
  • Build a compost tea distribution container
  • Improve soil fertility without chemicals
  • Distribute compost tea on the land

Instructor, Casey Williams

Casey is a regenerative agriculturist in Corpus Christi, TX who has studied in multiple areas including permaculture, annual and perennial food production, soil health, and aquaponics. In the Summer of 2017 he took Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web online classes (Life in the Soils, Compost, Compost Tea, and Microscope). He is now in the training program to become a Soil Life Consultant with Environment Celebration Institute. Casey’s business, Agricultural Devolution, has a broad scope comprised of teaching individuals how to consciously tend the precious soil and design healthy, dynamic ecosystems as well as growing soil life and nutrient dense food himself. When not working he really enjoys the culinary arts and leisurely reading!

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $50 per person

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Register by May 30, 2018

REGISTER HERE by May 30

Download Flyer Here – Compost Tea Workshop

Oct
20
Sat
Pastured Poultry Processing Workshop @ Honey's Acres Farm
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pastured Poultry Processing Workshop @ Honey's Acres Farm | Cedar Hill | Texas | United States

Hands-on learning opportunity where participants will learn about the basics of pastured poultry care and how to process pastured poultry. This class was developed and will be taught by our BattleGround to Breaking Ground students. Other hands-on skills to be taught are:

  • Breed Knowledge, layers/broilers
  • Broiler Requirements
  • Meat Processing Options
  • Feed/nutrition requirements
  • Poultry Processing

Details:
Date: Saturday October 20, 2018 – Please register by October 13, 2018
Time 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Honey’s Acres-1350 Stoney Creek Drive, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Cost: $50 per person (Includes 1 chicken, ice, and package) Please bring your own cooler
Limited to the first 30 participants. Additional chickens available for $20 each.
You will receive a confirmation of registration and a request for payment within 2 business days.

Mobile Chicken Tractor Building Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Mobile Chicken Tractor Building Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Join Mesquite Field Farm for mobile chicken tractor building workshop

Participants will

  • Learn the Suscovich design of mobile chicken tractors
  • Learn how to build a mobile chicken tractor
  • Construct 4 Suscovich style mobile chicken tractors

 

Lunch is provided by Pioneer BBQ

RSVP by October 18, 2018

REGISTER HERE

Nov
2
Fri
Pastured Poultry Workshop @ World Hunger Relief
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pastured Poultry Workshop @ World Hunger Relief | Waco | Texas | United States

Hands-on learning opportunity where participants will learn about the basics of pastured poultry, how to care for the chickens, predator control, and how to build a mobile chicke coop.

  • Breed Knowledge, layers/broilers
  • Baby chick care
  • Layer management
  • Egg management
  • Feed/nutrition requirements
  • Shelters
  • Fencing options
  • Predators
  • Pasture rotation

Details:
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 – Please register by October 30, 2018
Time 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Location: World Hunger relief 356 Spring Lake Rd., Waco, TX 76705
Cost: $25 per person
Limited to the first 25 participants
You will receive a confirmation of registration and a request for payment within 2 business days.

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