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May
20
Sun
Farm Hacks- Composting Hands On Workshop @ F.A.R.M.
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Farm Hacks- Composting Hands On Workshop @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

How to build a spinning compost sifter. Participants will learn the importance of composting- what to compost, what not to compost and build a spinning compost sifter that requires less labor

Skills Taught:

  • Fabricate tools and equipment
  • Build soil health and productivity
  • Cultivate soil
  • Establish parts and supplies
  • Establish relationship with local institutions

Register HERE

Oct
20
Sat
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

Apr
13
Thu
Brush & Pasture Management @ Cook Ranch
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

● Brush Management using Mechanical Means

● Creating a Healthier Pasture/Grazing Plan Techniques

● Stocking Rate

● Equipment and Tool Overview

● Expert Speaker from Lampasas NRCS

 

Parking inside of the gate.

Apr
22
Sat
Square Foot Gardening Workshop @ Cleaton's 4E Farms
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Square Foot Gardening Class presented by Veteran’s from the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program and Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor Lois Mauk on April 22nd from 9-11:30AM! Reservations are online only and limited to 25 participants.

May
20
Sat
Intro to Hydroponics @ Flat Community Center
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Looking to learn how to build your own hydroponic system? Not sure what kind of hydroponic system is right for you? Unsure of how to clean and maintain a hydroponic system? Plan to attend this workshop and add new tools to your knowledge base and perhaps a new skill. Added Bonus: 2 Door Prizes to be given away at the end of the workshop. Door prizes are 1 DIY Dutch Bucket System and 1 DIY Deep Water Culture System.

The Intro to Hydroponics workshop was put together by a group of participants currently going through the Battleground to Breaking Ground program as part of their Agritourism Team Project (Team Hydrophobics). The participants worked together to decide what type of workshop they wanted to host and then set about putting together the classes and reaching out to bring in a guest speaker. Hay Ewe Ranch has been mentoring the participants through the development and execution of the workshop.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Soil and Water Testing
  • Obtaining Necessary Supplies and Inputs
  • Planting Crops
  • Options for Pest Control
  • Planning Seeding Schedule
  • Understanding Plant Media
  • Germination Techniques
  • Transplanting
  • System Maintenance

Hands On Skills will include:

  • Building a DIY System
  • System Maintenance
  • Mixing Sytem Nutrients

 

Workshop cost is $35 + taxes/fees which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with long pants and closed toed shoes) as we will be outdoors on a working ranch. Recommended to bring bug spray, sunscreen, hat, gloves, and sunglasses (eye protection). Please keep an eye on the weather report and dress accordingly. For those with known allergies to bugs, insects, bees, etc. be sure to bring your epi-pen and/or benadryl. If you are unsure of allergy status, it is recommended to bring benadryl.

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