Session 1 - Farming at a Human Scale

Friday, Sept 10th @10:30am-12:00pm

In this session, Daniel will offer an overview of the values that guide the scale and scope of his work at Frith Farm. Come learn the principles behind their no-till practices, and leave with a foundational understanding of what builds health in soil, farms, and people.

Session 2 - Starting a No-Till Market Farm

Friday, Sept 10th @1:30pm-3:00pm

This session covers the challenging and exciting process of finding land, acquiring capital, and designing and building the farm's infrastructure, including the establishment and maintenance of permanent no-till beds.

Session 3 - From Seed to Crop

Friday, Sept 10th @ 3:30pm-5:00pm

Come learn the steps that take a grower from a packet of seeds to healthy crops in the ground, including crop planning, direct seeding, soil blocking, propagating seedlings, transplanting, irrigating, and managing weeds.

No-Till Bed Prep - Practicum

Saturday, Sept 11th @ 8:30am-10:00am

Waylon Breaux - DeLaTerre Permaculture Farm

Session 4 - Harvesting, Handling, and Marketing

Saturday, Sept 11th @ 10:30am-12:00pm

This session dives into the details of harvesting, washing, packing, and distributing produce. Daniel will cover how Frith Farm established a thriving customer base, and will explore marketing strategies to ensure farm viability.

Session 5 - Building Soil Health

Saturday, Sept 11th @ 1:30ap-3:00pm

Come learn how Frith Farm uses mulching, cover cropping, multicropping, perennial hedgerows, and livestock integration to build soil health, including the methods of mowing, crimping, tarping, and material handling used to manage these systems.

Session 6 - Labor, Financials, and Measures of Success

Saturday, Sept 11th @ 3:30pm-5:00pm

The final session of the series will cover key elements of successful labor management, as well as the financial aspects of running a successful farm business. We will end by discussing alternative measures of success, such as ecological health, social impact, and quality of life.