October 29, 2014
Virginia Farmers Market Managers Conference
Holiday Inn Airport
445 International Center Drive, Richmond, Virginia
Educational programs for farmers market managers featuring fundraising, food safety, innovative community programs and best management practices. Special session on EBT/SNAP. Registration is only $25 and includes lunch and resources. Special overnight accommodation rate and social mixer will be held the night before on Tuesday October 28. For agenda and registration, click here. For hotel reservations and direction, click here.
November 8, 2014
Fields, pastures, creek sides....and Trees
How could it work for you?
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Lord Fairfax Community College’s Fauquier Campus
Come find out about agroforestry in a day-long workshop focused on two practices, riparian buffer and silvopasture systems. These practices provide a way to bring trees back into our farming to work for us, and the land.
Silvopasture is the intentional management of trees, forage, and livestock that can make for happy healthy herds. Agroforestry riparian buffers are bands of trees planted parallel to creeks. The buffers provide opportunities to produce market products such as fruits, nuts, florals, and more. Because both practices incorporate more trees in the landscape, they play an important role in
improving our soil health and water quality.
We invite interested landowners and producers to join us for this day-long workshop where we will provide you with information on how to get started with these two practices. Experts from both the private and public sector will be on hand to answer questions, and landowners will share their first hand experience these practices.