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Profitable Market Gardening 5-day – February 26 – March 2, 2018

Queen Creek, AZ @ Steadfast Farm

Join Curtis Stone (author of The Urban Farmer) for his most intensive and thorough workshop to date. This five day course is the cumulative content of all of his best techniques used at his farm Green City Acres, but also what he’s learned from traveling and visiting some of the most successful market gardens in North America and abroad.
This is a technical, practical and hands on course. Hosted at Steadfast Farm in Queen Creek, Arizona (Just outside of Phoenix). You will see every aspect of his highly productive urban farm demonstrated in the field. Everything from preparing beds, planting, harvesting, post-harvest and everything in between. These five days will be the last thing you need to completely get your farm started strong or radically improve what you’re already doing.
Everyone who enrols will be given a free digital copy of Curtis’ one day workshop prior to starting, with 12 hours of content to watch at their leisure, a $200 value. Taking the one day course before the five day event, will give you a head start so that you’re familiar with all the concepts. That way, we can jump right in head first and get down and dirty!
We will have on-site accommodation available for this workshop. You are also welcome to stay wherever you choose. The event will be catered each day with coffee and biscuits in the morning, and a full buffet style lunch, and a light snack late afternoon.
All food provided will be local and organic from Steadfast Farm and local farms from the area. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available for those open request.
The course will be taught in a classroom setting for the mornings, then the afternoons will all be spent in the field.
Special discounts are available for members of Curtis’ online course Profitable Urban Farming, and for those that want to take the 5-day course and sign up for a membership.
Space is limited to 33 people, so sign up fast!

MONDAY – FRIDAY, JUNE 18-22, 2018

5 day in-the-field course with JM Fortier & Curtis Stone 

La Ferme de Quatre-Temps, Hemmingford, QC, Canada

DISCLAIMER – This is an advanced course and not intended for beginners. 
Join Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone for this very rare opportunity at an incredible farm. La Ferme de Quatre-Temps (The Farm of Four Seasons) is an ambitious research farm located in Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada. Started by JM Fortier in 2014, this farm is at the forefront of innovation in market gardening. Pushing the boundaries of appropriate technology, land regeneration, bio-diversity and profit, this farm is demonstrating so many possibilities.
This is a highly technical and hands-on course. We recommend that you be very familiar with the work of either Curtis or JM before coming.
THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR EXPERIENCED GROWERS OR THOSE WHO HAVE AN ADVANCED UNDERSTANDING OF MARKET GARDENING.
IT IS NOT A COURSE FOR BEGINNERS.
Throughout these five days, you will see an entire week of production from all the daily tasks such as bed prep, planting, field management, aggregating orders, harvesting, processing, packing and loading up for delivery. Each day will include a real-time demonstration of what is currently being done on the farm for that day, followed by a more broad picture of other tasks and events that happen on the farm throughout the year.
The course will start with a thorough and comprehensive tour of the entire operation, from the fields, greenhouses, post-harvest station, tools, infrastructure and the team that make it all happen. Most of our time will be spent in the field, but some subjects such as crop planning, team management and marketing will be in a comfortable classroom setting on site.
Topics covered will be:
Crop planning
Nursery principles
Microgreens
Growing for markets, chef’s and CSA’s
Succession planting and harvesting
Crop specifics and protocols (planting to harvesting)
Building and managing a team
Approaching and building clientele (chef’s and aggregators)
Field protocols
Season extension
Tools and equipment demostrations
On-line marketing and social media
Irrigation
Open consult
and much more…
Lunch and snacks for breaks will be provided each day and catered by the on-farm kitchen crew. We’ll be enjoying the best seasonal and organic meals that La Ferme de Quatre-Temps has to offer.
Accommodation:
We will be providing a list of potential hotels, AirBnb’s and hostels in the area by early 2018. This list will be emailed to all participants.
Space is limited to 40 people.

THURSDAY – SUNDAY, JULY 19-22, 2018

4 day in-the-field course with Richard Perkins & Curtis Stone 

Ridgedale Permaculture, Värmlands län, Sweden 

Join us for this 4-day intensive with Richard Perkins and special guest Curtis Stone on his first visit to Europe.  We’ll begin by delving deep into the design, installation and management of small-scale regenerative agricultures.  Over the first 2 days Richard will lead you through our approach to whole farm planning, sharing his extensive experience from over 100 property developments in various climate zones whilst showing you how we run one of the most productive and profitable diverse farms in Europe.  Curtis will lead 2 days on Market Gardening for profit, sharing all of his best techniques used at his impressive urban farm Green City Acres, as well as sharing insights from what he’s learned traveling and visiting some of the most successful market gardens in North America and abroad. From planting and harvesting techniques, turning beds, preparing new land, stale seed beds, succession planting strategies, post-harvest techniques for washing and packing as well as all the tools and infrastructure needed to get started efficiently and productively.