SFA and Blue Dirt Farm are hosting a hands-on agroforestry planting workshop and farm tour on May 13-14 at Haase Family Farms in Blue Earth. This event is open to anyone seeking valuable experience growing useful plants and getting a feel for future commercial production.
Farmer Scott Haase, who delivered a WOC Talk at the SFA Annual Conference, has been working with designer Dan Halsey to create a perennial cropping system along the margins of his land. This event will include a presentation by Halsey as well as hands-on demonstrations on establishing plants like hazelnuts, elderberries, honey berries, oaks, and more.
Friday night’s events begin with a Blue Dirt Farm tour, social time and tour of Haase’s whole-tree passive solar home at 7 p.m. at 8574 377th Ave, Blue Earth; camping is available at the farm. Then, at 8 a.m. Saturday, the group will meet up the road at Haase Family Farms, 7301 377th Ave, for coffee and breakfast, followed by a presentation by Halsey and a day of planting and fence-building at the project site. Look for event signs.
Register below – cost is $35 and includes breakfast and lunch on May 14. For camping RSVP or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to Haase farm (GPS can lead you astray): From the north, follow U.S. 169 through Blue Earth, go under the railroad track, and turn west onto 14th St. Then turn left on 377th Ave and follow south approximately 2.5 miles to the farm. The project site for Saturday’s hands-on activities is at the intersection of 60th St and 400th Ave southeast of Blue Earth, (3.5 miles south of town and 1 mile east of U.S. 169). For all questions, email email@example.com.