Holistic Planned Grazing Intensive, June 23rd and 24th
GreenFriends Farm at M.A. Center, San Ramon has invited a herd of cows and a flock of sheep to co-host a two day workshop on building soil in grassland systems through holistic grazing.
What is this all about?
Contrary to what is generally believed, grazing animals do not always impact the environment in a negative way. When a herd grazes the land intensely for a short time with a long recovery period this mimics the natural process of soil building and advances the ecosystem.
With proper management animal grazing can help:
- eliminate upstream erosion
- create microbial rich soils with deep-rooted perennial grasses
- increase the water cycles for wells and springs
- provide a fertile understory for forest and orchard systems.
How will we do this at GreenFriends Farm?
Using portable fences and moving them periodically over the weekend we will learn first hand how this method works in range management.
Who will guide us?
We are honored to have some stellar instructors onsite for this course: Richard King former USDA NRCS rangeland specialist, ecologist, and biologist. Jeremiah Stent, Nate Chisolm, and Aaron Lucich will also add their vast expertise. Check out their bios on our website.
Tell me more!
There will be pasture work in the morning followed by classroom sessions after lunch. Lunch will be prepared by True Grass Farms part of the Valley Ford Young Farmers Association. The cost of this workshop is $200.00 for 2 days, or $125.00 for 1 day. For more information and to register visit GreenFriends Farm or contact us.