NOTE: The Spring 2015 semester of Farm Skills 101 is sold out. Fall 2015 registration is NOW OPEN HERE.
Farm Skills 101 consists of around 50 hours of on-farm education in three weekends of fun and fulfilling learning. These are days in the field, not field days. Participants will need pants, closed-toe shoes, gloves and safety glasses.
Deep Roots programs include small class sizes and individualized attention. Every student engages in the activities. This is real-world, real-time education.
Register below for “Nuts and Bolts,” a workshop designed for those with a desire to farm but with little or no experience with common farm tools and equipment. In this workshop, students will gain practical experience with farm tools and materials.
Get prepared for the upcoming season of food production by participating in this Deep Roots Farmer Development Program workshop. You will increase your handiness while developing competence with farm tools and materials. Get the edge for summer farm internships by listing this course on your resume! This is also an appropriate preparatory course for Farm Skills 101.
Bring a sack lunch.
Small class size guarantees that all students receive ample individual attention. Course instructors are seasoned farmers.Students should have gloves and safety glasses and wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.
- Common hand tool identification and use on the farm
- Hands-on operation of common tools
- Ergonomics and body mechanics
- Common hardware identification & use: nails, nuts, bolts, staples, screws
- Building materials, such as lumber
- Small carpentry project completed during class