CARBON FARMING COURSE COMPLETE!
With over 425 participants from 23 states and 8 countries gathering for 3 weeks of intensive training in regenerative agriculture, the 2012 Carbon Farming Course was a complete success. View some images from the event (courtesy of course attendee Sean Walsh), follow our blog for stories from farmers who participated in the course, and stay tuned for updates about Carbon Farming 101 - a new series of 2-day introductory workshops around North America in 2013.
Carbon Farming puts carbon where it belongs – in the soil.
Carbon Farming combines cutting-edge agricultural practices with the tools of ecological design to build healthy soil and profitable farms. The 2012 Carbon Farming Course was hosted by the beautiful ThreeFold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, home of the Pfeiffer Center for Biodynamic Agriculture. Evening lectures were held at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY.
Top farmers and researchers from around the world gathered at this unique event to train land-owners, farmers, policy-makers, investors, and researchers in the best practices of carbon farming. Each workshop in the 2012 Carbon Farming Course focused on an essential component of profitable regenerative agriculture:
- Holistic Management: Decision-making for profit and purpose.
- Keyline Farming: Water planning and rapid soil development.
- Perennial Agriculture: Mimic ecosystems for resilience and risk-management.
- Tree Crops & Agroforestry: Perennial systems to multiply your yields.
- Living Soils: Activate soil biology for fertility and input-reduction.
- Local Food Systems: The Polyface Farm strategy for economic abundance.
Trainers at the 2012 Carbon Farming Course Trainers included Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, Darren Doherty of RegenAG, Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil Foodweb, Dr. Wes Jackson of the Land Institute, Dave Jacke of Dynamics Ecological Design, and more. See our full list of presenters here.