FRIDAY

 $40 Friday 9am-12pm, Integrated Local Harvests, and Greywater, Brad Lancaster,
Part 1: Integrated Local Harvests - Simple and Effective Ways to Enhance the Natural Abundance of Your Home, Community, and the Larger World. This presentation shares patterns and strategies to harvest, integrate, and enliven free local resources; such as rain, grey, and stormwaters. Also, utilizing climate, soil fertility, wild foods, and community fun in a way that generates far more potential than the sum of their parts. Scarcity is re-visioned into abundance simply through creative cycling and utilization of what is already at hand. Costly and consuming habits and infrastructure, disconnected from their surroundings, are reoriented and reconnected to maximize enriching opportunities. Examples of such transformation, including how once-dying wetlands and creek flows are being regenerated with simple hand-built structures made of on-site materials, how ancient sun- and shade-harvesting sites are informing passively heated, cooled, and powered modern homes and retrofits, and more.

Part 2: Greywater - Learn how to create simple, low-maintenance, legal, and effective household greywater-harvesting systems that use gravity to direct greywater directly into the landscape (no stinky tanks) where it passively irrigates multi-use landscape plantings. This can greatly lower water and power consumption, and related utility bills, while enhancing and beautifying your yard. We will discuss the creation of greywater systems, greywater-harvesting guidelines, materials and suppliers, greywater-appropriate soaps and detergents, marrying greywater- and rainwater-harvesting earthworks, and how to maximize your greywater-irrigated landscape’s potential with passive solar design, food production, and oasis design. A slide show of various systems and site will give you a clear, virtual tour of possibilities. Tax rebates for rainwater- and greywater-harvesting systems will also be shared.
Featured Speaker, Natural Resources, Beginner or Advanced, Classroom Presentation


 $40 Friday 10am-12pm, Using the lean system to earn a comfortable living on a farm, Ben Hartman, Clay Bottom Farm
In this workshop, Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm and The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables, will explain the lean system approach to organizing a farm, understanding customers, cutting out waste, and practicing kaizen (continuous improvement). Ben will offer concrete tips that farms of any size and type can start applying right away to increase profits with less work.
Featured Speaker, Beginner or Advanced, Classroom Presentation

$40 Friday 10am-12pm, Animal Husbandry and Care using Natural Farming Methods, Chris Trump
During this session we will learn about the benefits of adding microbial diversity into commercial livestock systems. Animals benefit from the partnerships with nature’s microbial networks. In Natural Farming we bring indigenous microorganisms to our animal’s living environment as well as into their food. As a result of these practices, livestock farmers find greater animal carcass quality and a lack of the typical diseases that plague farmers.
Featured Speaker, Beginner or Advanced, Classroom Presentation

$40 Friday 1pm-2:50pm, The Lean Farm: Production tips for market growers, Ben Hartman, Clay Bottom Farm
This practical workshop is geared toward small-scale market growers. Ben will explain the innovative techniques—inspired by lean thinking—that he and his wife Rachel use at Clay Bottom Farm to prepare beds, eliminate weeds, and cut out waste in the production of tomatoes, greens, and many other crops. You will go home with concrete, lean ideas to apply next season in your own vegetable operation.
Featured Speaker, Beginner or Advanced, Classroom Presentation 

$40 Friday 1pm-2:50pm, Water-Harvesting Principles & the Story of an African Rain Farmer,  Brad Lancaster
“You must plant the rain before you plant a seed or tree!” proclaimed rain farmer Mr. Zephaniah Phiri Maseko of Zimbabwe. By doing just that, he and his family turned a wasteland into an oasis, raised groundwater and well levels even in dry years, reduced flooding in wet years, and enhanced the fertility of the soils. This inspiring story will be shared along with the strategies used, and more importantly, the guiding principles that informed the choice, placement, and implementation of these strategies into a more integrated and productive system. Other case studies include rain-fed greenhouses, dry farming, backyard market gardens, and climate-appropriate traditional and appropriate plantings.
Featured Speaker, Natural Resources, Beginner or Advanced, Classroom Presentation

$40 Friday 1pm-2:50pm, Plant Nutritive Cycle and Natural Farming Techniques, Chris Trump, Natural Farming Expert
Each plant has a journey of nutrient needs, a life cycle very similar to that of human the human reproductive cycle. In Natural Farming we aim at applying the right amount of nutrient at the right time. Through the discipline of observation we can use the highly available suite of nutrient solutions to feed our plants in time and quantities that they need. With this simple approach, a farmer can increase yields without incurring high input costs.
Featured Speaker, Beginner or Advanced, Classroom Presentation

Friday, 1pm-2:50pm, Basic Rabbit Care and Rabbitry Design/Build, Elisa Teal
Proper nutrition for your rabbit, housing, exercise, grooming, handling and when to call the vet. To breed or not to breed? Is  a rabbit a good pet for your family?

Livestock, Family Friendly, Family Friendly, Classroom Presentation

Friday, 3pm-3:50pm, Water Level and Laser Level Demonstration
Learn how to use a bunyip water level and a laser level to place water-harvesting earthworks on your land. These tools enable you to easily find level contour lines on your land, and elevation relationships of your earthworks.
Featured Speaker, Natural Resources, Beginner, Hands-on Classroom Demonstration

Friday, 3pm-3:50pm: Renewable Energy on the Farm, Nicholas Cusick, Conservation Assistance Specialist, Pierce Conservation District
Spark Northwest and the Conservation Commission are able to provide technical assistance statewide to farmers and rural small businesses looking to pursue renewable energy. Join this presentation to hear more about renewable energy, energy efficiency, and financing options for building a sustainable future!
Natural Resources, Beginner, Advanced, Classroom Presentation

Friday, 3pm-3:50pm: Beginner Soapmaking: Cold Pressed Soap, Adam Gebauer and Melissa Johnson, Owners/Operators, Flying Ears Ranch
What you put onto your body is as important as what you put into your body. In this session, we will review the basics of traditional cold process soapmaking, including selecting natural and local ingredients, equipment and supplies needed, and safety considerations. With a part lecture, part hands-on format, participants will watch the soapmaking process unfold through a demo by the speakers. Participants will also have an opportunity to cut, package, and take home samples of the final product sample.
Natural Living, Beginner, Classroom presentation, Hands-on

Friday, 3pm-3:50pm: Insect and Disease Pests of Fruit Trees in the Inland Northwest, Cindy Deffe, Spokane Community College, Environmental Sciences
Fruit trees are susceptible to a number of insect and disease problems.  Cindy will discuss the most common problems and how you can diagnose, prevent and control them.
Beginner, Tree School,

$15, Friday, 3pm-3:50pm: Pumpkin Centerpieces, Loretta Etchison, Floral Design Instructor, Spokane Community College
Make a beautiful centerpiece held by a fresh pumpkin for a seasonal decoration that will impress your Thanksgiving guests. Participants will carve pumpkins while learning about floral arranging tips and tricks, and finally put together their own centerpiece to take home.


SATURDAY

Keynote - 9am - Lean Up Your Farm! Ben Hartman, Clay Bottom Farm


$5 Saturday, 10:20am-11:20am: Salve Making Workshop, Sarah Patterson,
Learn the finer points of oil infusions and salve making. We will be processing homegrown herbs into vibrant medicinal oils using the alcohol intermediary method and then making a potent healing salve to take home.
Homesteading, Beginner, Natural Living, Family Friendly, Classroom Presentation, Make + Take

 Saturday, 10:20am-11:20am: Increasing Crop Pollination, Letitia Kronenberg and Ari Alvarez, Backyard Beekeepers Association
Pollinator populations have been dwindling over the years, affecting the pollination of gardens, fruit trees, and flowers. Learn how you can take a step towards helping all native and managed bees, and how they can work together to pollinate your crops.
Beekeeping, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday, 10:20am-11:20am: Keeping Noxious Weeds off your Property, Dave Mundt, Coordinator, Spokane County Noxious Weed Board
This course will talk about noxious weeds that may become a problem on your property and how to control them.
Homesteading, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday, 10:20am-11:20am: Farm Transition - Passing the Farm to the Next Generation, Ron Shultz, Washington State Conservation Commission, Director of Policy and Inter-governmental Relations
Learn nitty gritty and big picture considerations for farm succession. This presentation will empower participants to make decisions that are best for their farm's future.
Business, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday, 10:20am-11:20am: Douglas-fir Ecology, Matt Dunford, SCC, Natural Resources Instructor
Christmas tree purchasers buy a Douglas-fir tree, if you burn firewood you buy red fir, if you are a scientist you call both of these trees Pseudotsuga Menziesii, the latin name for our native Douglas-fir tree.  Learn why this native tree has two common names,  is loved by the lumber industry and who it was named after.   You will also discover what conditions it will survive and thrive in.  Come learn about this native tree and how to best take care of it on your property.  Insect and Diseases will not be covered in this presentation that will be covered in the presentation “A Focus on Douglas-fir Health”.
Tree School/Forestry, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday, 10:20am-11:20am: Growing Heritage Grains - History, Benefits, Methods, Don Scheuerman - Dick Scheuerman
Growing heritage and landrace grains is one powerful method of increasing soil health and human health. Learn about the beneficial characteristics of these old and unique grains.
Grainshed, Beginner or Advanced, Family Friendly

 Saturday, 10:20am-11:20am: Microgreens and indoor vertical farming, Jacob, Wellgrown Farms
Well Grown Farms specializes in indoor microgreen cultivation. By utilizing a vertical-LED farming system, we’re attempting to establish a modern food network by accurately identifying advocates for our farm and venues that recognize the revolution of the microgreen. Microgreens offer a unique opportunity for the novice and experienced farmer whilst providing a new type of “super-food” that no true veggie-lover can ignore.
Vegetables, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 10:20am-11:20am: Flower Farming 101, Dannielle Swan and Valiant Pool, President & VP of Field to Heart
We will start by sharing the story of our background and flower farming experience from over the past 5 years; and then we will discuss what we have learned to be the essential needs for having a successful flower farm.  This will include aspects such as land acquirement/selection, partnerships, crop selection/planning, marketing, facilities, farm layout, time management, equipment, references/resources, stress management, etc. Our intention is to humbly share what we have learned thus far on our flower farming adventure so that others may benefit.
Flowers, Beginner-intermediate, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 10:20am-11:20am: Natural Farming 101 for the Inland Northwest, Chris Trump and Ryan Herring
Natural Farming is rising as a viable and scientific way to partner with the complex connectivity we are just beginning to understand in nature. We will discuss the basic premises of this dynamic approach to regenerative farming. Chris Trump uses this approach to agriculture on his family’s 800 acre macadamia nut farm on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
Featured Speaker, Permaculture, Beginner or Advanced

Saturday 10:20am-11:20am:Cheese Making: Mozzarella and Burrata: Julie Litzenberger, Culinary Faculty, Spokane Community College
Is anything better than cheese? How about cheese you made yourself! This class will demonstrate how to make two Italian cheeses to kick up your caprese, your pizza, and your life!
Beginner, Demonstration, Food

TWO HOUR session Saturday 10:20am-12:40pm: Butcher Skills for the Home-chef, Peter Tobin, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy
“Butchery,” a lost skill...or is it? This course will cover how chefs are building the Art of Butchery back into the community, and how you can bring these skills into your kitchen. Please note that this class is held in a demonstration kitchen and most participants will be standing.
Demonstration, Food, Standing, Beginner

$5 - TWO HOUR session - Saturday 10:20am-12:40pm: Bird Habitat 101 and Build a Birdhouse, Ken Bevis, WDFW and Guy Gifford WA DNR
Song birds are something we all enjoy listening to, but is every small bird a song bird?  Come learn about some of our smaller birds,  you will discover what type of activities you can do to increase or decrease these little birds to your property (some small birds are actually non native).  What foods they like and what homes do they need.   The second part of this class will be looking at various nesting boxes for small and larger birds.  There are several techniques you can use in your bird box design to favor specific birds and to reduce non native birds.  Participants will also be constructing a bird box to take home with them in this class.
Family Friendly, Beginner, Make + Take

$5 - TWO HOUR session - Saturday 10:20am-12:40pm: KimChi Make + Take, Wakan Burrows, Spirit Pruners
Let's learn about KimChi and make some to take home! Kimchi is fun, easy, tasty and healthy! Learn how easy it is to make kimchi and it's many benefits to the body.
Beginner, Family Friendly, Food


Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Why keep Bees? Maria and Ari Jr Alvarez, BeeManiacs, Owners
Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Want to get the family involved? We'll show you how to get started in beekeeping as a hobby. You'll also learn about the variety of crafts and items that can be made using products from the hive.
Beekeeping, Beginner, Family Friendly,

 Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Water Law, Tom Miller, JD
This course will discuss Washington state water law issues in general as well as provide updates on the implementation and effect of the Hirst decision. This will be an informative talk on an issue that continues to be a hot topic for landowners in our area.
Natural Resources, Beginner, Advanced, Classroom Presentation

Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Crop Planning and Implementation for Beginners, Whitney Jacques, Farm Manager, Food for All
Wondering how to get started with crop planning, season extension, or just growing a garden in general? This introductory Q&A session is for you! For the beginner who's ready to dig that first shovelful of soil and select the best seeds from the catalogs, come learn some basics to get your garden growing.
Vegetables, Beginner

 Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: A Focus on Douglas-fir Health, Melissa Fischer, Entomologist, WA DNR
Wondering why the needles on your trees are yellow and red instead of green?  
Come learn about some of the various insects and disease that can negatively affect your Douglas-fir trees.  This presentation will include insect damage, biotic and abiotic diseases such as Douglas-fir beetle, Douglas-fir engraver, Armillaria root disease, drought, Douglas-fir tussock moth and Rhabdocline needle blight.   While the focus is on Douglas-fir some of these agents will affect other tree species.
Tree School/Forestry, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Milling and Baking with Heritage Grains, Shaun Thompson Duffy - Culture Breads
Learn about making bread the hardest way possible, but the healthiest and most delicious way ever, from entirely locally grown heritage grains.
Grainshed, Beginner, Advanced, Family Friendly

Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Economics of Egg Production, Paul & Susan Puhek  S&P Homestead Farm
Are you thinking about getting into the chicken business? Maybe you have a few layers and you'd like to start selling more eggs. This class will cover everything related to the economics of producing eggs for sale. It will cover how to determine and track production and marketing costs, as well as tips on controlling costs.  We will also touch on licensing and permits.
Livestock, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: No Till: Strategies and applications for the small vegetable farm, Ace of Spades Farm
Join Alexander Ekins, owner of hyper local Ace of Spades Farm, as he discusses no till farming practices for the small vegetable farm. Learn the history of no till, the science behind it, how to transition a tillage operation towards less tillage, the tools and techniques for bed preparation and an analysis of cost to benefit of a no till operation.
Vegetables, Intermediate, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Growing Cut Flowers in Our Climate, Katie Elliot/Teresa Engbretson
Join the mother-daughter team, Teresa & Katie of My Garden Over Floweth as they share their flower farming story.  As they finish their 6th season of growing flowers, they will speak about their south central Washington growing region, climate and how they market/sell their product.  They are located in Patterson WA on the Columbia River south of the Tri-Cities.
Flowers, Beginner-intermediate

Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Fire Cider Making Workshop, Jessica Spurr, Owner/Operator of Herbal Apothecary
This Rosemary Gladstar recipe from the 70's is an EXCELLENT warming, healing tonic that will chase most winter colds right out the door! No need to buy this from the store when you can make your own variation at home. We will make one variation in class and you can take a sample home.
Homesteading, Beginner, Natural Living, Family Friendly, Classroom Presentation, Make + Take

Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Cheese Making: Intro to Hard Cheeses, Julie Litzenberger, Culinary Faculty, Spokane Community College
Don't be intimidated by hard cheeses. They simply require a few more tools, and time to age. Let's go over the details including supply lists, ingredients, and recipes, so that you are ready to up your cheese game! Participants will take home instructions and recipes to try. 
Food, Intermediate, Classroom Presentation, Overview

Saturday 11:40am-12:40pm: Preparing for Your Lender, Wendy Knopp, VP AgVision, Northwest Farm Credit Services
Learn about financing for your farm or other agricultural business, and specifically, what to do before you call your banker. Special Northwest Farm Credit Services programs such as AgVision will also be discussed to help new and beginning farmers find additional resources.
Beginners, Business


Saturday 12:40pm-2pm: LUNCH
Lunch on Saturday is included in the price of admission. If you would like to join a themed networking room, grab your boxed lunch and head to the appropriate room in the LAIR. Otherwise, relax and eat in the cafeteria. Themed Networking Room Options:


Saturday 2pm-3pm: Gluten Free Baking Isn’t New – It’s Ancient!, Joni Kindwall-Moore, BSN-RN and founder of Snacktivist Foods.
Ancient Grains are an awesome powerhouse of nutrition and history! Whether you include them in a gluten-free diet or blend them with traditional wheat flours, we are confident that you will find them fun and flavorful to work with. Class will discuss history and present day context of ancient grains. Participants will touch, smell and taste grain samples and samples of finished bread and sweets. This is a classroom presentation, not a kitchen demonstration, but participants will be empowered to bake gluten-free with less guesswork and more nutrition.
Food, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 2pm-3pm: What can your CD do for you?, Walt Edelen, Water Resources Manager, Spokane Conservation District
Have your neighbors eagerly suggested you “call the Conservation District” when you have an issue such as noxious weeds, wet pastures, too much manure or drainage and mud problems? You might not be aware that almost every County has a conservation district that offers free and fee-based services  such  as  farm  planning,  soil  tests,  engineering  help, forestry guidance, seedling sale and much more. This class will help you understand the services you can take advantage of, and what is unique about the Spokane Conservation District and other districts in the area.
Natural Resources, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 2pm-3pm: Essential Oils for Use in Home and Health, Aischa Alexander, Young Living Essential Oils Distributor
Participants will be learning the basics of essential oils. What they are, how they work and who they work for. We will also cover a handful of the basic oils and preparations that are most gentle and diverse for both humans and animals alike.  
Beginner, Youth

 Saturday 2pm-3pm: Tools for Your Market Garden, Duane Zbranek, Vets on the Farm
In this class we will talk about the inexpensive, easy to use tools needed for market gardening. We will cover hand tools to motorized tools and have examples on site for participants to handle.
Homesteading, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 2pm-3pm: Fermenting Feed for Chickens and Other Animals: Quality, Health, and Costs Savings, Caroline Kinsman, Marketing Manager, Scratch and Peck Feeds

Your animals want you to attend this workshop! Learn the hows and whys of fermenting whole grain feed for poultry, ducks, and pigs. Whole grain feeds can be fermented to unlock even more benefits, including increased bioavailability of protein, coop odor management, minimizing feed waste, and overall optimized nutritional absorption and gut health for your animals. Fermentation may also be a way to improve nutritional quality and reduce costs in organic pastured poultry.  Fermentation has been shown to substantially improve poultry feed efficiency in research studies.

Livestock, Beginner and Advanced, Classroom Presentation

  Saturday 2pm-3pm: Food Forest, Sean Mitzel, The Prepared Homestead        
A food forest, also called an edible forest garden, is an agricultural system that mimics the principles expressed in a natural forest system, for example there are many layers in a natural forest system from the fungal layer to the dominant overstory layer and everything in between. This class will provide an overview of a “food forest” through the lens of how permaculture views the concept and also how Agroforestry views the practice of forest farming. The session will look at the intentional land management practice of food forestry that cultivates food, fiber and medicine.
Tree School/Forestry, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 2pm-3pm: Malting and Brewing Heritage Grains, Teddy Benson
Malting is the process of turning raw grain into the key ingredient in beer and malt spirits. Learn about malt, malting, and local grains. Craft beer is very exciting and delicious. Learn how it is being taken to the next level with locally malted heritage grains.
Grainshed, Beginner, Advanced

Saturday 2pm-3pm: FSMA 101: What producers and processors need to know, Jan Tusick, Mission Mountain Food and Agriculture Center Director
Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act regulations presents a new challenge for farmers and small-scale processors in local and regional food markets. This session will review the Federally mandated exemptions and exclusions available to produce growers and processors under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The session will go over how farmers and processors who may be exempt from the regulations may still want to comply, and how compliance can lead to market access. Participants will learn where various operations fall under the rule and what records FDA is currently mandating for compliance. We will also discuss the status of FSMA implementation by state agencies and how that may affect exempt operations as well as resources available to assist with improving on-farm food safety. The session will be of value to farmers, small scale processors, farmer co-ops, food hubs and the organizations that work with them.
Vegetables, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

$15 Saturday 2pm-3pm: The Basics of Arranging Flowers, Loretta Etchison
Learn how to create simple but beautiful floral arrangements and take home a beautiful bouquet.
Flowers, Beginner-intermediate, Make + Take


 Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: Raising Urban Chickens 101, Ben Peterson
Everything you need to know to successfully raise your own flock. We will cover rules and regulations for owning/raising poultry in  the City of Spokane and Spokane County. Purchasing/Sourcing chicks, Breed selection, setting up a brooder box, feeding and watering equipment. Proper housing, roosts, and nest boxes, winter husbandry and more.
Chickens, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: Alternative gardening and farming practices, Ryan Herring, L&S Engineering, Designer
Interested in Organic Gardening or farming? Looking for techniques and skills that lead to increased yield, pest & disease resiliency, nutrient dense crops, probiotic approaches to animal care, or maybe a holistic look at farming? This is the class for you! We will discuss various agricultural methods that are in practice all around the world that build the soil, increase overall garden and farm health. Take a peek into some of the methods such as Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture, Biodynamics, Natural Farming, Keyline Farming, Agroforestry. Walk away with a good idea of what these farming styles encompass and maybe a few tricks and tips you could use at home!!!
Permaculture, Beginner, Classroom Presentation, overview

 Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: Forestry and Timber Industry: People, Process and Permits, Brian Vrablick
Is it time for a logger? Are my trees worth anything? This class will discuss consulting forester services and the difference between a forester, a logger, and a log buyer; the timber harvest process such as identifying needs and goals, harvest permits, timber cruises, log markets and how to sell your logs, insurance, contracts, slash disposal, etc.; and any other subjects that come up (including Designated Forestland tax classification).
Tree School/Forestry, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: The Grain Shed - A model for small farm revitalization, Joel Williamson, The Grain Shed and Don Scheuerman, Palouse Heritage
Can you imagine a bakery/brewery operation that uses local grains and is owned by the farmer, the baker, and the brewer? The Grain Shed in the Perry District is redesigning the local food paradigm. Learn about the power of the cooperative ownership structure as a model for small farm empowerment, regional economic revitalization and the democratization of ownership.
Grainshed, Beginner, Advanced, Family Friendly

 Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: Season Extension Techniques in History and Modern Times, David Prins, Spokane Community College, Horticulture Instructor
Season extension is a growing technique that uses  materials that moderate the weather. In our climate, it is considered a crucial part of modern vegetable production. However, few people know that the most skilled out-of-season growers lived in Paris in the 18th and 19th centuries. Participants in this seminar will be introduced to the technology and techniques used to grow crops out-of-season historically and in modern times.
Vegetables, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: Diversion and Trapping for Nuisance Critters, Dan Koolstra, Nuisance Control Operator
Learn about different techniques to reduce the impact of nuisance critters.  Rules about trapping, different trap types and techniques and diversion tactics will be discussed.
Tree School/Forestry, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

 Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: Opportunities with Goats and Sheep, Craig Madsen, Owner/Shepherd, Healing Hooves
Are you considering adding a new enterprise to your farm/ranch? Consider a business using goats/sheep as a tool for vegetation management! There is a growing demand for using animals for vegetation management from managing weeds to reducing fire risk.  Are you interested in supplementing your farm income or starting a new business? Learn what it takes to get started and the type of opportunities available. Craig Madsen has been using goats for vegetation management services for 16 years come and learn from his experiences.
Livestock, Beginner, Classroom Presentation

Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: On-Farm Refrigeration for Small Scale Produce Growers, Nils Johnson, WSU Ext. Stevens County
With increasing focus food safety best practices as well as a rise in the number of small farms producing crops for small scale wholesale markets, on-farm refrigeration has become a necessity.  This presentation will focus on low-cost refrigerated storage options for direct-market-scale farms expanding into small scale wholesale production.  It will include the basics of cold storage of produce, refrigeration, humidity, and heat transfer and will include examples of existing on-farm refrigeration in our area.
Flowers, Beginner-intermediate

Saturday 3:20pm-4:20pm: Dried Floral Wreath Making, Beth Mort, Permaculture Designer,  Owner/Operator Zinnia Design and Snapdragon Flower Farm                                                                                                                         Participants will learn about the best flowers to grow for drying and drying techniques. Each person will have hands-on instruction on how to make a wreath using dried flowers and take their creation home.
Flowers, Homesteading, Beginner