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Alternative Sustainable Feeds Seminar

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$50

Location:  Join us at the Thayer Farm for an all day intensive (and fun) seminar.  at  1201 Smith-Beckon Rd. , Carson, WA.

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

The goal is for participants to learn how to successfully produce each of the Alternative Sustainable Feeds at your home/farm, and be able to evaluate which feeds will fit your situation and animals. You learn what the nutritional content of each alternative feed is too. For those who want to begin a comprehensive sustainable farming program that includes producing your own feeds, we will cover how it all fits together. We will focus on budget friendly DIY approaches, which truly do beat being tied to buying commercial feeds.

This is an interactive and semi-hands-on seminar.  Let’s face it, we all have our comfort zones.  Yes, we will be introducing some amazing ‘insect-world friends’ as feed sources.  But no one is going have to hold any bugs they do not want to.  But for the very adventurous, there MAY even be some prepared for snacks for you to try, if you like….

The alternative feeds we will  cover include :          

  •           Mealworms
  •           Redworms
  •           Banded Crickets
  •           Black Soldier Fly Larva
  •           Duckweed, Azolla, and Water Hyacinth
  •           Moringa olefera,  and purslane
  •           Growing and feeding Fodder (barley, wheat, pea, black oil sunflower, etc.)

This is an interactive and semi-hands-on seminar. So you will not be sitting all day. However, if you are more comfortable learning by listening and observing, that is perfectly fine.  Let’s face it, we all have our comfort zones.  Yes, we will be introducing some amazing ‘insect-world friends’ as feed sources.  But no one is going have to hold any bugs they do no want to.  But for the very adventurous, there MAY even be some prepared for snacks for you to try, if you like….

You will also be introduced to the value of some non-traditional plant foods as feed, and how easy to is to grow them, and even store some of them.  You will learn what the plant nutritional values are, and the feed ratios for various livestock.

Throughout the seminar there will be drawings for prizes that will help participants started with their own Alternative Sustainable Feeds endeavor. Our goal is also to have a few types of Alternative Sustainable Feeds  as free samples available for each participant to take home with them.

The schedule for the day is going to consist of :                       

start time:  9:00am

first break about 10:30 – ish

Lunch time : about 12:30- ish

second break about 2:00

Close to the end of the seminar about 5:00pm

 

Nothing better than fresh air!  This seminar will be held outdoors under cover of a large tent and pop-ups, so DRESS ACCORDINGLY. Prepare for all-day weather and temperature variations. Footwear is required at all times.  Bring your own water bottles.  We will have drinking  water available for re-filling bottles throughout the day.

Lunchtime will be a great time for enjoying good food and visiting.  We are planning it as a Pot-luck Lunch.  This means you bring something to share to add to the meal.  We will provide: Turkey, microgreen salad, bead and unique pestos, sun tea and water.

Bring

  •     Bring something to take notes on, and pen/pencil.  Photos will be allowed, but recording/video recording  the session will not be allowed
  •     Bring a water bottle.
  •     Bring something to share at lunchtime.

 

Misc., but important  Info

We will have portable toilet on site for seminar participant use.  There will also be hand washing stations available.

This event is being held at the Thayer farm, a small working farm that we are helping to transition to Alternative Sustainable Feeds. You will get to see their transition process. Because this is a private farm we ask that you respect the guest areas, and do not handle or feed any animals there.

Because this is an intensive seminar and held at a private farm, we cannot allow children onsite, and pets are also not allowed. We want all participants to be able to pay attention to the presentations.  Because we are on a private farm, we cannot invite other’s dogs to be on site.  We do love children and pets, but this is not an appropriate venue for them.

How much does it cost? 

$50per person,  $65 for a couple (immediate family member counts). Payment must be received on or before July 23rd.

 Pre-registration is required.  .

..Registration must be received on or before July 23rd.

 How do I get registered to attend?

Fill out the registration and either send to as an attachment to an e-mail, or send by US mail. Be sure to mark on the registration how you are paying are paying for  event.

Here is the link to the registration page/form. If you have trouble with it or need one e-mailed to you, please let us know;  https://freshfromthefarminthegorge.wordpress.com/workshops-and-events/intro-to-aquaponics-workshop-registration/ 

Venue

Thayer Farm
1201 Smith-Beckon Rd
Carson, WA
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