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Slow Tools: Featured Farmers and Their Systems

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Slow Tools: Featured Farmers and Their Systems

Time: May 19, 2016 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Cloud Mountain's Lawrence Road farm
Street: Lawrence Road at intersection of Siper and Lind
City/Town: Everson
Phone: 360.966.5859
Event Type: workshop, farming
Organized By: Terry Maczuga
Latest Activity: May 10, 2016

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Cloud Mountain Farm Center, a local non-profit agricultural education center, will host the first in a series of “Slow Tools” sessions as part of its 2016 Farmer Speaker Series on May 19th. This first session features Mike Finger of Cedarville Farm. Mike will discuss some of the key tools he uses in his cropping systems and will talk through his process of developing and sourcing tools which work well for his crops, site and labor management. Attendees can expect a stimulating discussion of appropriate technology, scale, and creative solutions on the farm. 

Mike Finger owns and operates the longest-running CSA in Whatcom County with most of his mixed vegetables, small fruits, and poultry grown on 7 acres.  He has experience with horse-drawn equipment as well as hand-scale farming. He now largely uses a few small cultivating tractors for the majority of his farm’s work.

 

This free workshop on May 19th from 4pm to 6pm is hosted by Cloud Mountain Farm Center at the Center’s Lawrence Road Farm at 5979 Lawrence Road at the intersection of Siper Road in Everson. Registration is not required; there is a suggested $10 donation. For more information visit www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org or call 360.966.5859.

 

About Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Cloud Mountain Farm Center, a nonprofit community farm and education center, is dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities to new and experienced farmers, as well as home gardeners. These unique educational experiences are integrated with the management and operation of our 45-acre farm and retail nursery. Learn more about our nursery, farm internship, farm incubator programs and the many other projects and food crop research trials in progress at the farm by visiting our website: www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org. Revenue from the nursery and farm stand helps to fund the many great programs at the farm, all of which focus on helping to build and maintain a healthy and thriving local food system.

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