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Events for the week of 02/24/2013
Free Winter Crops & Season Extension Workshop
Date: 2/25 - 2/25   click here for website

Time: 2:00 - 6:30PM

Location: Glendale Springs, Ashe County, NC

High Country Local First along with the Ashe and Watauga Cooperative Extension offices are presenting this workshop for farmers to learn more about producing specialty vegetable crops for winter harvests in the High Country region using High Tunnels and other Season Extension strategies. The field day will include tours of three farms.

Best Practices for Starting an Agricultural-Based Business
Date: 2/26 - 2/26   click here for website

Best Practices for Starting an Agricultural-Based Business
Date: February 26, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This seminar can help you avoid "reinventing the wheel" if you are already in business or if you are considering starting an ag-related business. Come and learn the similarities and differences, boost your potential and help keep you business on track.


Event Location
Wilkes Community College Continuing Ed Bldg. Room 559

Contact Information
Dan Little 336-838-8661

Fees paid by sponsor and no cost to participants.

Bookeeping Basics & Taxes for Small Business
Date: 2/28 - 2/28   click here for website

Bookeeping Basics & Taxes for Small Business
Date: February 28, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Event Description
Good record keeping for your business can not only help you avoid mistakes with taxes but can also help make your business more profitable and successful. Learn what you shoud be doing and how, what you should be keeping and why it makes a difference.

Event Location
Wilkes Community College Continuing Ed Bldg. Room 559

Contact Information
Dan Little 336-838-6166

Costs paid by sponsor, no cost to participants

Affordable Permaculture Course Feb - Mar 2013
Date: 3/2 - 3/02   click here for website

Date/Time
Repeats every week until Mon Mar 25 2013 except Sat Feb 16 2013, Sat Mar 09 2013.
7:00am

Location
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
283 Coolbrook Road
Union Grove, NC 28689


Description
Get ready for spring planting with an affordable permaculture design course near Boone!

Need ideas to get started? Want to meet like-minded individuals and start the path to living sustainably? Then earn your permaculture design certificate with the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute!

Visit www.weareallfarmers.org to learn more or call 704 592 2557 for more info. Payment plans available. We look forward to seeing you!

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute is a North Carolina non-profit devoted to helping people in the Appalachian-Piedmont become more responsible for their food. We also conduct three free workshops a year for regional non-profits.

Here is what people are saying about working with We Are All Farmers:

The on site, two day workshop facilitated by We Are All Farmers was an excellent addition to our community garden project. Intensive discussions, critical perspectives and hands-on work helped us to really begin to move toward more organized and strategic agricultural production. We were able to take all of the information and suggestions provided and develop our own, long term place-based solutions for our garden space. It’s amazing, for me, how an objective perspective can broaden a collective vision for land.

William Isom II
Volunteer Coordinator
The Birdhouse
Knoxville, Tennessee

I wanted to say thank you again for the four PDC weekends we have had so far. I have found them to not only be very informative, but also transforming. The opportunity to learn in a diverse, relaxed atmosphere, with individuals from all walks of life, has been beyond wonderful. I feel that everything we have learned to date is directly applicable to improving the quality of not only our surroundings, but also the interactions we have with others. Your farm is an amazing place, and the PDC will always be very important to me.

–Brian K.

Website
http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=866
Contact
Name: Edward Marshall
Email: weareallfarmers@gmail.com
Phone: (704) 592-2557

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