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Four part course for learning to live with the land Do you want to live more fully with your land? Starting a small farm or homestead? Our class series is offered on our diverse, working, animal-powered farmstead. Teaching from our experience and with our living farm as the learning space: come see, feel, and experience what you need to get started in this four part series- Getting started with soils – the foundation, and the next primary layer: land-shaping - keylines, swales, berms, terraces, stonewalls, earthworks and heat sinks. July 5th, 2015 Getting started with perennial plantings, and biochar: edible tree crops, berries, orchards and savannas. Making and using biochar from small scale units – how to increase your fertility exponentially. July 12th, 2015 Getting started with poultry and grazers: chicks, meat birds, layers, ducks, turkeys, sheep goats, cows and pigs. Natural health care, fencing, housing, grazing, feeding. July 19th, 2015 Getting started with human scale farm power and draft animals: oxen and horses. Setting up infrastructure, tools, equipment, building design, roads, fencing and whole work systems. July 26th, 2015 $340 for all 4 classes $225 for an additional friend or family sign up online at vermontbiochar.com or call 802-274-7826 email michael@vermontbiochar.com

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