November 15, 2014 · 8:00 AM
Full Circle Farm
Full Circle Farm is a family owned and operated farm producing nutrient-dense foods the old fashioned way with a modern twist. Their primary missions is to facilitate nature through animal husbandry and land stewardship. The foods that they produce have no chemicals of any kind including no hormones or anti-life (biotics). We go way beyond the federal government's organic standards. The dairy and beef cows are rotated daily to fresh pasture to ensure the highest quality of life for the cattle, the dairy products, and beef all the while building organic matter in the soil and caring for all the microorganisms that live in the soil. Full Circle Farm offers non-GMO eggs/chicken, 100% grass fed beef, forest fed pork Joel Salatin style. The farms center piece is their raw dairy products (milk, yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, etc.). During this intensive we will be covering the full spectrum of food forest design from small yard to large acreage application using permaculture principles. This is a ten acre home site in the middle of a seventy acre holistic, free range/ rotational grazing livestock farm that raises beef, chickens and pork in the healthiest ways possible.
The goal of this workshop is to install water retaining swales on contour to harvest water on the land that will be planted in a manner designed to mimic a natural healthy forest to provide food, fuel and beauty for the people and the livestock that live there. This will be a sliding scale workshop that will range from 25-50$ a day or[masked]$ for the full two weekend course Nov 15th&16th and the 23rd&24th. The first weekend will be intro to permaculture and food forests and the second will cover design and implementation. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Camping will be available on site and campers are welcome to show up on Friday evening to set up camp. The schedule will be as follows:
9:30-12noon intro to permaculture food production
1:30-4 hands on application of discussed methods
4pm-6pm farm tour/open space discussion
8pm fire circle
9:30-12noon food forest design
1:30-4pm hands on application of food forest design
4pm-6pm open space discussion/closing circle
The following weekends schedule will be the same but the topics will be:
Tree crops for north Florida on Saturday the 22nd and
The incorporation of livestock into permaculture food forest systems on Sunday the 23rd.
We are very flexible and want to share this knowledge with anyone that is interested to join us for what promises to be an incredible experience for everyone involved, so please share this with folks that you know whom may be into growing healthy living systems in their neighborhood or rural hamlet.
Full Circle Farm is dedicated to educate our customers and visitors in all the moving parts to keep our operation functioning to highest degree. We are currently accepting intern and apprenticeship applications to build and educate the future generations of farmers.
Brian Bowen Joseph Pierce
Co-founder & C.O.O. Organizer&Permaculture
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