Monday, February 7, 2011

Upcoming Event: SPIN Farming comes to Virginia

Goodbye lawn, hello farm!
SPIN Farming is coming to Virginia! 

Local Food Hub is excited to announce a daylong SPIN Farming workshop on Saturday, March 12 from 8am–4pm at our Educational Farm at Maple Hill in Scottsville, VA. The workshop and demonstration will be conducted by SPIN expert, Linda Borghi, and will include planning, design, production, and marketing, as well as hands-on work in a future SPIN plot on our farm.

Haven't heard of SPIN Farming? Well check it out: S-mall P-lot IN-tensive (SPIN) Farming is a non-technical, easy-to-understand, and inexpensive-to-implement farming system that makes it possible to earn income from small plots by growing vegetables.

These methods can work whether you are new to farming, or want to farm in a new way. Why?
  • The revenue formulas and organic-based techniques make it possible to gross $50,000+ from a half-acre.
  • You don't need to own acres of land! Use your backyard, your front lawn, or rent/barter a small piece of land adequate in size for SPIN-Farming production.
  • It works in the city, it works in the country, it works in the 'burbs.
So if you've been dreaming of having your own organic farm or just making some extra money with those green thumbs of yours, this workshop is for you!

Register today -- space is limited!

SPIN Farming Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Local Food Hub Educational Farm
Cost: $100 (includes class, SPIN How-To guide, access to list-serve, and tons of hand-outs)
Register: info@localfoodhub.org | (434) 286-2176.

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