Yesterday was my first horticulture class at the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Back in November I found out I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in their first ever Beginning Farmers program. There are two tracks - Horticulture and Livestock. It is a year long program, and we 'graduate' in October.
I learned so much. My head is full and tired (I drove to Poteau, OK and back in the same day). We learned about Organic Certification...what a process! Biointensive and bioextensive methods of farming. Different methods of starting transplants; many different types of cover crops; and compost, compost, compost. Below are some photo highlights of the day; next time I'll have to bring my real camera.
Resilient Farmer Workshop.
I didn't get any photos of the transplant starting session. It was late, I was tired, and in a daze. We got to use a soil blocker, and paper potmaker. And they very generously shared some heirloom peppers, tomato, and eggplant seeds with all of us.