Upcoming SAHC Community Farm Events

Have you visited our Community Farm in Alexander, NC? We have THREE great opportunities coming up in the next couple of weeks!

LTDhikeLand Trust Day Hike
Date: Saturday, June 4

Time: 10 am
Difficulty: Easy (2)
Cost: Free for SAHC members; $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required

Join us for a moderately easy, family-friendly guided tour along the Discovery Trail at the SAHC Community Farm in Alexander. Along the way, you will learn about the various projects under way at the farm, including our Farmer Incubator Program. We will walk through active farming areas, see the successfully restored streams flowing through the property, discuss our shortleaf pine restoration project, and give you a preview of our newly renovated education facility. We will accomplish all of this in plenty of time for you to return to town to shop and enjoy lunch at one of the businesses participating in Land Trust Day.

Optional: You may bring a lunch and blanket or camp chairs and enjoy a picnic on the farm following the hike.

For more info or to register, contact Haley Smith at 828.253.0095 ext. 205 or haley@appalachian.org. Directions and additional details will be provided after registration.

Farm_tractorCommunity Farm Workshop: Protecting Your Biggest Asset on the Farm, Your Body
SAHC Community Farm, Alexander, NC
Date: Sunday, June 5
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Cost: Sliding scale $10 – $20 at the door

Presented by SAHC in partnership with Jamie Davis of A Way of Life Farm. During this workshop you will learn the most beneficial & efficient ways to move while performing various tasks on and off the farm to prevent injury and keep your body pain-free. We will cover manual task and machine task movement while thinking about how we use different body parts like the neck, shoulders, knees, back and wrists. All are welcome; this information is relevant to anyone who gets out of bed in the morning!

To register to attend, email Chris Link at chris@appalachian.org.

About the co-presenter: Jamie and Sara Jane Davis started A Way of Life Farm in January 2009 in Bostic, NC where they grow 2 acres of organic vegetables and raise organically fed non-gmo pork. Due to an injury earlier in his life Jamie found that attention to body movement and a daily practice of yoga on the farm was the way to sustain his work.

Learn more at http:// www.awayoflifefarm.com/ A_Way_of_Life_Farm/ Home.html

cattle Community Farm Workshop: Pasture Walk – Invasive Plant ID, Control and Removal
SAHC Community Farm, Alexander, NC
Date: Thursday, June 9
Time: 5 – 6:30 pm
Cost: Free

Presented by SAHC in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension . During this workshop we will take a walk through the SAHC Community Farm pastures.  We will identify invasive species and discuss control methods, desirable and undesirable forages, soil testing and overall pasture health.  This will be a Q & A walk-about so everyone is welcome to bring their questions!  If you own and or manage land this will be a worthwhile and informative workshop.

To register to attend, email Chris Link at chris@appalachian.org.

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