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Event – Joel Salatin Workshop

August 2, 2011

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When: 2 August 2011

Where: Jamberoo Valley Lodge – Jamberoo

For more information go to: Regenag Website


Join ‘the world’s most innovative farmer’ (TIME Magazine) Joel Salatin for a unique one-day workshop looking at how to make your small farm more ethical, profitable, and deeply integrated with your local community. Joel Salatin is a third generation ‘beyond organic’ farmer and author whose family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.He is known and respected world-wide for his family’s innovative and effective farming techniques that allow them to produce ‘beyond organic’ produce effectively, in a way which regenerates their farmland while making them a profitable right-livelihood. joel with chook
Joel’s passion for regenerative agriculture is apparent in every aspect of PolyFace Farms systems.In the time his family has stewarded their farmland, they have actively regenerated its pastures, creeks and forests using forethought and intelligent design, with a heavy focus on animal systems’ ability to build topsoil and boost nutrients and diversity when used correctly. polyface cows
The farm produces salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, forage-based rabbits and direct markets everything to 4,000 families, 40 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets. Processing many of these products on-farm in their open-air production unit, they sell from their on-farm shop and through their innovative ‘buying club’ system.Following on from his wildly successful 2010 RegenAG tour, this workshop is an opportunity for anyone thinking about farming, or already on the land, to learn how to create themselves a livelihood through a profitable, regenerative farming enterprise which benefits their family, their soils and their community. books
This one day workshop will cover PolyFace Farms animal systems, including pastured poultry, salad bar beef, forested pigerator pork and the main-frame design of the farm. Also covered will be PolyFace’s ‘relationship marketing’ techniques where the farm interfaces directly with consumers, cutting out the middle men and keeping things clean, honest and real.
Joel will also cover how his farm approaches their internship program, providing young people with a chance to learn PolyFace’s techniques, while providing the Salatin family with an enthusiastic labor force which further benefits the farm.
polyface pigs

About this workshop:

Registration: 8.30am    workshop hours: 9am – 5pm

This workshop will be held in Jamberoo, a small and beautiful dairying community on the south coast of NSW. Jamberoo is less than 2 hours drive from Sydney and less than 30 minutes from the Southern Highlands and the Hume highway.

Registration for this workshop includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, all made with whatever local produce we can source. The Jamberoo Valley Lodge also has 45 comfortable guest rooms for those coming from afar. See venue details below if you’d like to stay the night before or after the workshop.

milkwoodThis workshop is coordinated and run by RegenAG’s NSW provider, Milkwood Permaculture. If you have any questions about this workshop feel free to contact Milkwood Permaculture by email or on 02 63737763 for more information.

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Jamberoo Valley Lodge
406 Jamberoo Mountain Road
Jamberoo, NSW 2533 Australia

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