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Soil Health From The Grazier's Perspective

Thursday, April 8, 2021

12:00-1:30 pm ET
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Please join us tomorrow for our next VABF Soil Health Webinar!  $15 / $10 for VABF Members - these webinars provide essential funding to keep VABF going!

Video replay and notes are emailed right after the webinar to all registrants. You don't want to miss this one!
Webinar Description:
Building soil through animals as the intermediary is an entirely different paradigm than that of crop production.  Within the nexus of the symbiotic relationship between animals and plants is the sweet spot for soil generation and regeneration.  True permaculture always includes animals, and within a rotational grazing system, ruminants shine as the drivers of humus building—the long-lasting form of biomass, carbon, and water sequestration.  The beauty of tapping into natural trophic cascades is that when raising meat with an emphasis on soil building, we can provide unmatched nutritional food while never plowing, never spraying a single herbicide, pesticide, or fungicide, and never spraying any fertilizer—commercial or organic.  This webinar will not be so much a how-to, as it will be a call to shift our understanding of our ecosystems in order to inform our strategic points of entry into these abundant systems.  

Cedric Shannon and Weathertop Farm

Cedric Shannon, with his wife, Sarah, own and operate Weathertop Farm, LLC.  Through rotational grazing, they raise sheep, cows, hogs, layers, broilers, turkeys, and occasionally some duck.  All animals get rotated through the pastures in one form or another, providing delicious and nutritious meat, all while improving and building the soil—the true foundation of the whole operation.  Cedric also has a small podcast called Can Your Beans Do That?, and writes on under the handle Farmer Sledge.  The website can give you a tour of the operation, as well as links to Cedric’s writings and podcast. 
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Flame Weeding for Market Farms and Gardens

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

12:00-1:30 pm ET

Join Common Grain Alliance and Virginia Association for Biological Farming for the third in a 3-part series on protecting your crops.

Learn best practices, tools, and techniques for flame weeding from Charlie House. Charlie has been gardening professionally since 1983. He has worked in crop science research and is a certified horticulturist. His company, Earth and Sky Solutions consults on flame weeding with farms of all sizes. He also works with manufacturers to optimize equipment for smaller-scale farms.
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