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Boots-2-Bushels 2022: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers

January 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

| $100
Classes held twice monthly, January 11 – September 6 (via Zoom & farm visits)
Time: times vary; 9a-1p or 12p-4p. Please check the Course Sc for exact times.

Registration is open to veterans, family members, and all beginning farmers with disabilities from November 10 -17, and open to all beginning November 18.

Learn how to go from seed to salary with this course for all beginning farmers of all abilities interested in growing and selling their own farm produce.

Using the “5 F’s” of farming risk (Farming, Family, Finances, Fitness, Future) as a guide, participants will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully grow to produce for small-scale private or commercial fruit & vegetable production. All participants will receive classes and training on soil health, crop planning, fruit and vegetable production, integrated pest management, no-till production, harvest & storage, safe food handling, marketing/branding, farm business/economics, and tool & equipment maintenance & safety. Further instruction will be provided through monthly farm visits across Maine. Each farm visit will highlight techniques and methods learned during classroom instruction.

Space is limited.  Preference will be given to participants who are veterans or veteran family members, and/or farmers with a disability.



January 11, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm