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Heroic Food Farm Boot Camp

Beginning Farmer Training Workshop for Veterans

August 12-14, 2016

Day One: Part 1 Sustainable Farming Overview: what you need to know to start and run a farm enterprise or business, Part 2 Farm Squad “deploys” to work on local mentor farms that need your help!

Day Two: Part 1 Introduction to Soil Health and Vegetable Production, Part 2 Farm Squad Volunteers

Day Three: High Tunnel Growing for Season Extension; Sit down and Hands-on Outfitting Your Greenhouse (ventilation, irrigation; building raised beds & seed starting tables)

Where: Heroic Food Farm at 28 Fish and Game Road, Hudson NY, Hawthorne Valley Farm and nearby farms

When: Begins 7AM on Friday, August 12, ends 3PM Sunday, August 14

Who: Veterans, veteran spouses and farm partners

Cost: FREE, basic housing (rustic, semi-private) and meals included

Notes: No prior farm experience is necessary but you should be able to lift 40 lbs, and to work in a fastpaced, physical environment in all weather conditions while maintaining a positive attitude! Workshop days are half sit-down and half hands-on. We apologize, but this workshop is not handicap accessible. Workshop made possible by funding from the USDA, NIFA and the Hawthorne Valley Learning Center

Register here by August 5th

Questions? Please contact Shawn Dunne, Veteran Coordinator, BUC(SCW), USN (RET): 816.398.1801

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