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Having reliable access to good healthy food has always been an important part of survival, and in a changing climate, we need to grow food in a way that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while being able to adapt to and even mitigate some aspects of our climate crisis. 

This weekend training, featuring Will Allen, former CEO of Growing Power and author of The Good Food Revolution, will bring farmers, growers, and environmentalists together to build skills and share knowledge about sustainable agriculture. Participants will learn about affordable methods for sustainable four-season farming, and strategies for coping with a changing climate. 

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WEI’s 11th Annual Farmer Training Weekend with Will Allen 

When: Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27

Instructor: Will Allen, world-renowned urban farmer

Where: Women’s Environmental Institute at Amador Hill, 15715 River Road, North Branch, MN

Registration Fee:  $285 (two-day)  $400 (three day)

*Three-day option – includes Friday workshop – introduction to winter farming and hoop house construction.

*Scholarships Available, Work-Trade Opportunities, and Student Discounts Offered

Included in Registration Fee: 

  • A full weekend of workshops
  • Meals
    • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options available upon request – see registration form below
    • Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday
    • Lunch Saturday and Sunday
    • dinner Saturday
  • Campsite (must reserve in advance)

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Having reliable access to good healthy food has always been an important part of survival, and in a changing climate, we need to grow food in a way that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while being able to adapt to and even mitigate some aspects of our climate crisis. 

This weekend training, featuring Will Allen, former CEO of Growing Power and author of The Good Food Revolution, will bring farmers, growers, and environmentalists together to build skills and share knowledge about sustainable agriculture. Participants will learn about affordable methods for sustainable four-season farming, and strategies for coping with a changing climate. 

A full weekend of hands-on workshops in sustainable farming methods and strategies. Learn how to build and operate what you need for small-scale farming. Building a passive solar hoop-house, growing industrial hemp, growing microgreens, cultivating mushrooms, herb farming, herbalism, building soil through composting and vermiculture, caring for Honeybees and pollinators, growing fish and greens together through aquaponics, introduction to small scale farming equipment, and farm planning. Small is beautiful and affordable. 

Scholarships are available thanks to generous funding from Friends of WEI, supporters, and sponsors. 

For more information visit w-e-i.org or call 651-583-0705.