Market Garden Workshop for Veterans in New York

market garden workshop

After Action Farmers

Fall Market Garden Workshop for Veterans

A Free Workshop for Veterans interested in homesteading and market gardening…

This veteran-focused workshop will cover everything you need to know about the preparation and planting of a fall vegetable garden. Whether growing food for the family or preparing to sell for a Fall Market or farmstand, home gardens are a great way to provide for you and your family. The workshop will guide beginning homesteaders and gardeners through the process of choosing the best crops for fall production, preparing the garden, and proper growing techniques. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about: site assessment and bed preparation, direct seeding and transplanting, organic pest and weed control, mulching, and more. The workshop includes a free lunch at the Legion. Come join your fellow veterans to learn about growing, share ideas, and help grow a strong network of Veteran Growers. Presenters: Chrys Gardener is the Community Horticulture Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County. She teaches gardening classes at CCE and also works with community gardeners and residents who wish to learn to grow their own food. Chrys and her husband have a 1,000 square foot homestead garden in Newfield and grow most of their own vegetables, fruits and staple crops.  Logan Yarbrough is a student in the Tompkins Cortland Community College Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program, and a recently separated Army Veteran. He has worked on CSA farms in Colorado and as a ranch hand for beef production. He is currently a TC3 student and works on his family dairy farm in Slaterville Springs. Joshua Dannic is a student in the Tompkins Cortland Community College Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program. He is a veteran who served four years in the Marine Corps. He now lives on a 40 acre homestead in Spencer NY, farming his land and raising livestock. Where: Danby American Legion, 1231 Danby Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 When: July 16th 2016 10:00 – 1:00 To RSVP or with questions about the market garden workshop, contact Logan Yarbrough. Email: logyar111@gmail.com; Cell-607-229-5355 This market garden workshop for veterans is presented through a partnership between the Cornell Small Farms Program, Tompkins County Extension, and the TC3 Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program

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