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5/7/16- Vegetable Production: From Land Access to Transplants–SOLD OUT

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Date(s) - 05/07/2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Field Notes Farm


Are you a beginning farmer? Come to Field Notes Farm in Custer, WI to learn how to find your own land and start growing!
Course topic include:
• seed starting
• picking out & planting seed trays
• prepping beds
• spring transplanting
• install drip irrigation
• land access & tenure for beginning farmers
• prepping vegetable plot
• amending soil

Meet the presenters:

Oren Jakobson
Don’t confuse his fervent gusto for fury – it’s just his way of expressing a profound passion to make his life, your life, and our world a little better. Oren grew up as a reluctant gardener. When he transferred to Lawrence University and became involved in the Sustainable Lawrence University Gardens, he realized that farming had a lot to offer. Oren is a social farmer. He is as intensely interested in growing methods as he is in talking to just about everyone about just about everything. There is a fair chance Oren will ask for your opinion about some idea that he has. This is one of the reasons you are almost as likely to run into him at another farm’s market booth as our own.

Farming presents Oren with the variety of physical, social, and intellectual challenges he needs. He channels an immense amount of energy and the farm is a perfect focal point for his attention.

Polly Dalton
Polly’s love for food and the community it brings together stems from an overabundance of Food Network TV and kitchen freedom in her teenage years. In college, Polly found precisely the pragmatic community and food lifestyle she was seeking at the Sustainable Lawrence University Gardens.

Polly is willing to talk to anyone. Her ability to strike up a conversation with a stranger is a direct contradiction of every trend in social norms. At first glance Polly is relatively unassuming and non-threatening. In short order, just about everyone is a little bit happier and has a new friend! Polly has a knack for community building.

Farming provides Polly with a productive playground that is always ready for her contribution. The farm is also a story and foundation that Polly deftly integrates into the constant expansion of her social network and community work.


We are a community that thrives on locally grown food produced in ways that are good for our health and the health of our land, water, and air


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