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grapesSunbow Farm Grapes
(Summer, 2007)

Workshops

Sunbow Farm workshops are designed to provide you with skills to ease the transition during this time of the end of cheap petroleum living. The topics form an integrated knowledge base which, when set into practice, will feed you and all your relationships with a sense of total well-being.

10 AM TO NOON- PRESENTATION
NOON TO 1:00 PM - LUNCH BREAK/DISCUSSION
1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM- PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION
BRING LUNCH
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DIRECTIONS to SUNBOW FARM:
FROM HI 5 TOWARD CORVALLIS,
TAKE BYPASS TO OREGON BEACHES/PHILOMATH (turn left at this light)
GO UP TO 53RD ST., TURN LEFT
THEN 7/10ths OF A MILE TURN RIGHT ON PLYMOUTH DR.
LAST DRIVEWAY ON LEFT BEFORE STOP SIGN


Winter / Spring 2014

PRUNING PERENNIALS : FRUIT TREES , BUSHES/VINES

January 26 - Instructor: Steve Rose Organic Nurseryman & Farmer

Long - time organic grower with combined skills in how to prune young fruit trees, older trees, vines and bushes. A hands-on workshop using Sunbow’s orchard, blueberry, grape, and boysenberry patches. Steve will also entertain questions regarding organic management of Perennials.

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Note: please bring your own pruning tools and appropriate outdoor attire for rain.

ESSENTIAL SPRING-SUMMER ORGANIC GARDENING : THE BASICS

February 9 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

Over 50 years of gardening experience, author of several hundred gardening articles and The Transition Document: Toward a Biologically Resilient Agriculture. A practical workshop on basic methodology to help insure your gardening success.

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LIVING SOILS: Understanding Biology, Chemistry and Subtle Energies for Production of Nutrient Dense Foodss

February 23 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

Harry's grasp of the complexities of these topics were first unveiled in his classic book The Transition Document: Toward a Biologically Resilient Agriculture (4th edition (2010) which contains several chapters relevant to this workshop.

This workshop covers in 4 hours what it takes sometimes days to cover in other Soil Food Web oriented workshops. The material is essential to understanding how and why the dominant NPK paradigm and synthetic chemical practices work against a durable agricultural future. The microherd is our ally as we move away from inexpensive petroleum inputs. Cutting edge information is unique and guides informed organic and biodynamic practices. Soil tests showing the success of these techniques will be shared. Harry continues to promote what is still considered too controversial by those who embrace the conventional, even as that thinking is practiced in much of organic agriculture.

BEAN, GRAIN & EDIBLE SEEDS: Homestead Scale

March 9 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

Harry has been working with grains, beans, and seeds on a homestead scale for 40 years. During the past 7 years the research plots at Sunbow Farm have been a large part of the drive to create the Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project. Some of the plot plantings have included black, pinto, soy, lentil, red and garbanzo beans, over-wintering peas, 3 rye varieties, 2 triticale varieties, 4 wheat varieties, 2 varieties of quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat and sunflower and will all be demonstrated during this workshop.

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A HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE

March 23 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

This class has been requested because of food activists attempting to understand the tensions in our current food system. A lot about food will be learned by participating. We will explore more than 200,000 years of human agricultural developments around the Earth. Many patterns: Many lessons.

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SURBURBAN/URBAN HOMESTEAD: BEING YOUR FOOD SOURCE

April 6 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

Harry's work with Ten Rivers Food Web helping individuals and groups use lawns and neighborhoods to create an organized food source prompts this class. Harry has consulted with many who have transitioned yards to food sheds. He will also lay out some principles for organizing a food community within neighborhoods.

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Design: (please bring a map of your yard or larger property to use in this class)
Strategies for creation and management
Goals

MAKING AND UNDERSTANDING COMPOSTS AND COMPOST TEAS

April 27 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack is owner/operator of Sunbow Farm and has written and lectured internationally on these topics. He has extensive experience in making the products he uses. This popular workshop is a practical and hands-on introduction to the complexities of the Soil Food Web paradigm. Science for non-scientists, our approach leaves you with basic information and techniques. Essential information for gardeners or farmers.

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GARDENING AND FARMING WITH COSMIC INFLUENCES: Quantum and Nano Effects

May 4 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

Practitioner of cosmic timing and other awareness in 40 years of gardening and farming, author of many articles for Llewellyn Publishing and others on these topics. This class will deal with the elements in Harry's book: Cosmic Influences on Agricultural Processes. This workshop has been well received as it leads your understanding through and beyond systems promoted by popular planting calendars.

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HARVESTING YOUR HOMESTEAD

May 18 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

This workshop will show you how to make the most out of whatever garden or small farm space you have available for food production. Tips are geared for survival during eight to nine months of low light levels and cooler weather patterns.

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FALL AND WINTER ORGANIC GARDENING

June 8 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

Along with a select few other growers in the Corvallis area, Harry and the others at Sunbow Farm have for over 40 years worked out ways to grow foods throughout the "off season". He has shared much of this knowledge through articles and in lectures throughout this and other countries.

This workshop is both a goad and a revelation of secrets. You will leave the session knowing what seems simple but requires discipline, awareness, and daily practice. Off season gardening is a total yoga.

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SURBURBAN/URBAN HOMESTEAD: BEING YOUR FOOD SOURCE

September 21 - Instructor: Harry MacCormack

Harry's work with Ten Rivers Food Web helping individuals and groups use lawns and neighborhoods to create an organized food source prompts this class. Harry has consulted with many who have transitioned yards to food sheds. He will also lay out some principles for organizing a food community within neighborhoods.

Workshop Focuses:

Design: (please bring a map of your yard or larger property to use in this class)
Strategies for creation and management
Goals


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