“We believe in organic pastured farming and want to help that become a reality for more farmers.” ~ Diana Ambauen-Meade, Founder and Owner
We work with farmers around the Pacific Northwest to utilize heritage and innovative farming practices and to help secure a thriving regional food system. One of the ways we are working with farmers is our launch of a farmer outreach program that includes how-to guides, educational videos, marketing materials for farm products, and hands-on workshops presented by other farmers.
The Rubber Boots Workshop Series is a lineup of farmer-to-farmer educational events where both new and seasoned farmers share knowledge. The goal of the workshops is to help farmers overcome operating obstacles, learn best practices, and be successful feeding their animals wholesome organic food. The workshops will be presented by farmers who are using organic whole grains and feeds in innovative ways and have developed farming efficiencies.
Thursday, January 18, 6 – 8 pm – Small Scale & Urban Poultry
Whatcom County Public Works Building, Garden Room, Bellingham, WA
In collaboration with Whatcom Conservation District, this workshop will cover quick and easy ways to manage manure and nutrients, create chore efficiency, and incorporate tactics for optimal nutrition for their flocks. Scratch and Peck Brand Ambassador, Dalia Monterroso, will discuss chicken nutrition. Dalia is a well-known resource for chicken expertise, and is the creator of Welcome to Chickenlandia. For more info and register, click here.
August 31, 2017 – Raising Meat Birds: Organic from Day 1
Joan Hurst of G & H Pastured Poultry in McCleary, WA
September 27, 2017 – Fermenting Whole Grain Feeds: Better Health, No Waste
Matt Steinman of Foothills Farm in Sedro Woolley, WA
October 14, 2017 – Raising Chickens on an Urban Farm: Optimal Nutrition
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