Beginning Farmer Workshops, New York State

Two Workshops for beginning farmers to be held at the Stone Barns Center in Tarrytown, New York this Saturday - October 15th, 2011. Beekeeping for Newbees, Part IV: Prepping for Winter 10AM-12:30PM, $10 On Saturday, October 15 join us for this special farmer-hosted class focusing on our bees and honey. Farmer Dan Carr will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the bees are cared for and why their honey isso delicious. The class will focus on prepping your hives for winter including: mite control, honey stores, checking for strong queens, protecting the hive from rodents, over-wintering, and more as time allows. Whether you are an aspiring backyard farmer, a veteran grower, or a home cook who is interested in learning more about your ingredients, you're sure to enjoy this unique chance to meet our farmers face to face. This workshop is the final installment in a four-part series for 'Newbee' beekeepers. It is not necessary that you attended Parts 1, 2, or 3 of this series in order to enroll in this class. Space is limited, so enroll now! Click Here to register and for more info. Winter Greenhouse Planning 1PM-3PM, $10 Saturday, October 15, learn ways to produce food year round with high diversity and efficiency.  Jack Algiere, Vegetable Farm Manager at Stone Barns, will lead the group in discussing greenhouse systems and their rolein season extension and winter production, as well as laying out strategies for timing and value. This will be a hands on class in the greenhouse and will be covering records, planning, soil preparation, seeding techniques andcold season greenhouse health and maintenance. Click Here to register and for more info.

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