Get Your Hands Dirty Workshop Series

This series will focus on putting in small farm infrastructure funded through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP cost-share program, Join us at DeLa Terre Permaculture Farm to learn more about the EQIP program and ways in which you can build soil health while conserving natural resources.

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that offers farmers and ranchers financial cost-share and technical assistance to implement conservation practices on working agricultural land. This includes, but is not limited to, high-tunnels, cross-fencing, water well, livestock pipeline, and micro-irrigation. There is no minimum size of land parcel and no minimum production requirements to participate in this program. While you may be interested in implementing these practices you may be hesitant because you don't understand what is involved.

This three-hour workshop each Saturday morning will serve as a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the programs, how they work, and what it takes to apply for and implement them. Come dressed to work with closed-toe shoes, gloves, water, and a snack. This event will be held outdoors, weather-permitting and social distancing will be required. For those that are unable to join us, the event will be live-streamed on our Campti Field of Dreams Facebook page. Please understand that this is will be an unedited feed.

The Schedule Is As Follows:

Oct. 31 Compost & Biochar
Nov. 7 Green Manures & Cover Crops
Nov. 14 Crop Rotation & Companion Planting
Nov. 21 High Tunnel for Season Extension
Dec. 5 Livestock Pipeline & Drip Irrigation
Dec. 12 Cross-Fencing: Woven Wire (Predator Control)
Dec. 19 Cross-Fencing: Electric (Multi-Species Rotational Grazing)

This class is brought to you by Campti Field of Dreams, in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conversation Service.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Donna Isaacs at 318-521-4998 prior to the class.