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October Updates & Opportunities

Conferences and Events  Blue Ridge Permaculture: Regenerative Farm Enterprise Planning. Oct 18-23, Shannon Farm Community, Afton,VA. This 6-day course integrates time-tested farm business planning tools with the holistic landscape planning of permaculture and cutting-edge creative financing strategies. Experienced leaders will…

September Updates and Opportunities

Conferences and Events Harvest Conference, September 5-6, 2014, Asheville, North Carolina. Organic Growers School presents the Harvest Conference, an event with a focus on the fall growing season, harvesting, canning, growing, gardening, energy, cooking, and more. Presentations are offered in six tracks, and…

The Value of a Network

This post was contributed by Garland Mason. Before arriving at Virginia Tech in January of 2014 I spent nearly four years living and working in rural Vermont. In Vermont, I worked on projects focused on gleaning, small-scale vegetable processing, crop…