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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2013 VIP Beginning Farmer Tour

Special Tour for Beginning Farmers

Apr 27, 201312:45 pmto5:00 pm
Apr 28, 201312:45 pmto5:00 pm

2013 VIP Beginning Farmer Tour
April 27 or 28, 2013

Time: Meet at 12:45 PM; mini-bus leaves promptly at 1 PM
Where: Fifth Season Gardening, 106 South Greensboro Street, downtown Carrboro
Parking: Please park in nearby Carrboro Municipal lots, not at Fifth Season Gardening
Cost and eligibility: $3 per person

As a part of the Piedmont Farm Tour, CFSA is providing a mini-bus to take aspiring farmers and farmers with less than 10 years of experience to three exciting farms on either Saturday or Sunday. You will get to learn from experienced growers and see their operations. Itineraries below.
Hosted by leading experts, the tour gives you a chance to network with other beginning farmers, too. CFSA provides snacks, prizes and materials.
All this for just $3.
Tours are limited to 20 people each day. Tickets will be available online in a few days!


Saturday the tour will visit three impressive small farms: Millarckee Farm, Turtle Run Farm and Saxapahaw Community Farm. The tour will focus on organic produce growing, innovative fertility systems and small-scale livestock. Hosted by CFSA’s Eric Soderholm and others TBA.

Sunday the tour will head to Ever Laughter Farm, Maple Springs Garden and Whitted Bowers Farm. The tour will focus on permaculture techniques and design, organic produce growing and biodynamic fruit growing. (Note that Whitted Bowers Farm is not on the Piedmont Farm Tour this year, so this is an exclusive chance to learn about this farm.) Hosted by Dr. Keith Baldwin, CFSA staff, and others TBA.

If you have questions, please contact the CFSA office at 919-542-2402 or email Fred Broadwell, CFSA’s Education Director.


This will be a technical training event and is not open to children or non-farmers. One tour event max per person.

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