Hands-On Christian Agricultural Courses coming 2017

This year we are excited about the growing season! God has been so good to us. Here in Alabama we are already planting early crops and laying out the gardens for the spring. Our family is particularly enjoying working on our homestead and family gardens around our house, in addition to our market gardens. We are also learning a few new skills, like how to butcher rabbits. With my boys growing up it is a blessing to be able to spend the day working with them and my wife!

We are planning on offering some basic hands-on, agricultural courses based in a Biblical worldview this year at our farm. Info regarding schedule, dates, and signup will be posted soon. If this is something you might be interested in let me know in the comment section. There will be three different types:

Level One: The Backyard Gardener

DSC_0090-1If you are a beginner or have never grown any of your own food before these classes will help equip you to produce some of your own food. Topics covered may include:

-Soil Agronomy
-Seed Starting
-Garden Planning
-Composting
-Seed Saving
-Herbs

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Level Two: The Homesteader

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If you have experience growing some of your own food, but are interested in diversifying and eventually producing most of your own food, then these classes will help expand your skills and management abilities. Topics covered may include:DSC_0305-1
-Poultry
-Fruits
-Field Crops
-Dairy
-Bees
-Food Preservation

 

Level Three: The Market Farmer

sellingIf you have been successful in growing your own food and would like to pursue producing income with your skills, these classes will teach you how to add commercial “cash crops” on top of your self-production. Topics covered may include:enochbaskets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Food production as a business
-Good Cash Crops: Vegetables, Blueberries, Meat Chickens, Eggs, Pork.
-Marketing
-Record Keeping
-Profitable Management
-Pricing

10 thoughts on “Hands-On Christian Agricultural Courses coming 2017

  1. This is not only something that I would be interested in, but also something that I might be able to arrange a small group to attend!

  2. A Biblically centered course about cultivating and stewarding the land is of great interest to me. I’d be interested in knowing the dates for the course and seeing if we can make it!

    • I am glad to hear you are interested! Hopefully we will have the dates and details up soon and I hope to see you at one of the courses!

      Noah

  3. Will the 2017 course be in October llike the 2016 was? I would love to attend but I need to check my calendar. Praying for a wonderful conference and that I can attend. Peace and blessings!

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