Finished this Winter (2018-2019) already -
Stories of this Land - a presentation and workshop, March 2019
co-hosted by the Justice & Agriculture Working Group. The Justice and Agriculture working group of the Young Farmer Network is putting together a day of storytelling at the Southside Cultural Center, focused on the history of the land we are farming. The central question we ask is: "Why does it matter for people who work + live on this land to know and tell its history?” And we seek the courage and the practical skills to dig deeper for the truths of how we got here.
Tool Sharpening (with Wright Deter from Cluck!), March 2019
A follow-up on last year’s Tool Sharpening course led to this 2.0 version; Wright walked us through the best practices and strategies for farm tool maintenance. An intro on farmer self sufficiency led the course and then we all used the workshop to get to work on our items. YFN sponsored the files used in the course, and all participants left with a new, 10” Nicholson file.
A Conversation with the Agricultural Community (in partnership with RIEEA), March 2019
We partnered with the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association and conducted a 2-hour brainstorming conversation to find out what farmers want K-12 students to learn about Agriculture. This effort culminated in discussing the advancement of environmental literacy & education efforts in RI!
Seed Sovereignty Day, Feb 2019
Our second annual Seed Sovereignty event - a three-way partnership between NOFA/Mass, Freed Seed Federation, and Young Farmer Network - is a day-long intensive designed to restore the farmer’s role as participant in the breeding process.
Welding for Farmers at The Steel Yard, Nov 2018
A two day intensive course with hands on learning and an opportunity to create or mend something from your farm.