Six Figure Farming for Small Lots - Rockstar Farmer Tour in Cranbrook

Mar 12 2014 09:30
Mar 12 2014 16:30

 

 

Learn six figure farming for small plots from Jean-Martin Fortier, one of Canada's rock star young farmers (and our very own Eliot Coleman 2.0). Jean-Martin marries smart, intensive farming with solid business sense—all while finding time to enjoy life. 
In this series of five workshops across BC, and in his new book, The Market Gardener, Jean-Martin Fortier demonstrates how adopting intensive methods of production can lead to optimal cropping systems. He will discuss how to:
    —Set up a micro-farm & design biologically intensive cropping systems with negligible capital outlay
    —Farm without a tractor & minimize fossil fuel inputs through the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, & minimum tillage
    —Grow mixed vegetables systematically with attention to best practices for weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing
Tickets are available for $75 through Brown Paper TIckets. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards Young Agrarians 2014 programming.

Learn six figure farming for small plots from Jean-Martin Fortier, one of Canada's rock star young farmers (and our very own Eliot Coleman 2.0). Jean-Martin marries smart, intensive farming with solid business sense—all while finding time to enjoy life. 

In this series of five workshops across BC, and in his new book, The Market Gardener, Jean-Martin Fortier demonstrates how adopting intensive methods of production can lead to optimal cropping systems. He will discuss how to:

  • Set up a micro-farm & design biologically intensive cropping systems with negligible capital outlay
  • Farm without a tractor & minimize fossil fuel inputs through the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, & minimum tillage
  • Grow mixed vegetables systematically with attention to best practices for weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing

Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $45-$75. The workshops are co-sponsored by Young Agrarians, Wildsight, and the Cranbrook Food Action Committee. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards Young Agrarians 2014 programming.

Get the full workshop details from the Young Agrarians.

Read more about Jean-Martin Fortier and his book, The Market Gardener.

March 12th, 9:30-4:30. Ktunaxa Nation Gym, 220 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook.

Please purchase tickets in advance or call 1-888-730-0452 x301. Let fellow agrarians know you are attending on Facebook.