This part of WEI’s new education programming is designed to give beginning and advanced farmers an opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge in organic farming or to “tune up” in readiness for the challenges of farming. We have recently developed a year long certificate program in beekeeping and herbalism & environmental health. Courses to be offered in 2017 include: women, tools and tractors, chainsaws for women, aquaponics 101, and other offerings.
See Upcoming Events for current offerings in Farmer Tune-Ups
In the past two years, we have offered courses in organic IPM pest and weed management, a class with Dr. Ealine Ingham on “Life in the Soil: Biology and Health of the Soil Food Web”, an organic berry workshop with Jim Riddle from Blue Fruit Farm, a Pruning and Grafting class with Jim Berkholz (Pleasant Valley Orchard) and Eric Gustavason (Branch Nursery.