TSP Community Workshop in Ohio Coming up
I’m sure only a few of you in the TSP community have heard about the fall workshop in Central Ohio put on by J&S Poly Farms and Woods Edge Farm.
Their post has been floating around the forum and the Facebook groups promoting their workshop featuring some of the newest faces in the permaculture space.
I am very excited to see this level of community involvement in expanding these events beyond what I am able to personally do. Dorothy and I have pretty much settled on 2 events every fall and 1-2 big ones each spring. That is about all we can do. Regional events like this allow the community to connect and the shorter duration allows for a lower cost at the same time.
There are going to be a great blend of knowledgeable talks and hands on activities such as:
- Rob Kaiser – Plants Talk
- Brad Davies – Small Scale Livestock (quail, rabbits)
- Greg Burns – Transitioning From City Life to Farm Life
- Michael Vertrees – Soils
There will also be some local folks with great knowledge of bees and honey, chickens and ducks, and low cost greenhouse construction.
There are still seats available for this workshop and at $175 per person this thing is a deal!
These are the kinds of get out and do it projects I’ve been talking about. These guys are getting people educated to go out and do things to make changes in their lives and communities for the better, if times get tough or even if they don’t.
Steve Harbolt From J&S Poly Farms is modeling this workshop after the ones I have put on in the past, so there will be good food, music, and even a barter blanket. Come out and gain some knowledge skills and see the things these guys are doing to better their communities. But by keeping the instruction to a single day he is able to keep the cost a bit lower and make the time commitment a bit more functional for those with not so flexible schedules.
This event is really flexible too, you can set up camping the day before the event, camp the night of the event and leave the morning of the third day. Or if you wanted to you could just show up o event day itself. Trust me though guys, camping at these events is where it is at. Barter blankets go late into the night, drinks flow and friendships are formed often that last for a very long time.
Visit http://www.jspolyfarms.com/workshop.html to find more info and to put in your deposit to sign up for the fun and learning.
Greg & Rob are good guys! They were just here for our workshop last weekend. Michael is also a great guy as well, I met him in WV last year. I don’t know the others but I’m sure it will be good – if I wasn’t butchering chickens and hauling cattle that weekend I would go myself! Glad to see more workshops forming.
Like Darby mentioned, Greg and I attended the workshop at Simpson Family Farm last weekend and will be able to discuss some of what we learned there as well. This will be a great opportunity to learn and share what many of us in the TSP community are doing and how we are implementing change in our lives.
In addition to the plant talk, I’ll be sharing information on the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative Program. By the time the workshop takes place, I’ll have just completed construction of a 30×96′ High Tunnel in conjunction with the NRCS programs.
There’s going to be a wealth of information at this workshop – both in people presenting and people attending! Look forward to seeing everyone there!
Thanks for your interest Darby! Rob, Greg, Mike, and Brad are defiantly guys I’m proud to call friends. I think we just missed meeting each other when you visited WV last year.
Just reserved my spot, very excited to attend my 1st event.
Great! Look forward to meeting you, Dustin! You’re going to have a great time. These events make memories that last a lifetime. Thanks for signing up!
Thanks Dustin, we look forward to having you at our event. There are always opportunities a these events to gain all kinds of knowledge, not just what’s on the schedule. You will have a fantastic time!
Ugg… wish I would make it.
I will note it and plan for it next year. Sounds like a blast.
This workshop is just the start of more to come. The opportunity will come up again.
The community and caliber of meaningful friendships that come from events like these are incredible. I recently experienced how a TSP community gets down at Darby Simpsons Workshop. These are the people I want in my life, if times get tough, or even if they don’t.
Amen to that!
It is crazy how these things flow Greg! I have never seen so many positive friendships made in one weekend than I have form the TSP community. It has definitely changed my life for the better.
Can’t wait to see some old friends and make some new ones!
I’m defiantly looking forward to making new friends close to our area!
Great job on getting this event setup in Ohio! I also wish I could attend but unfortunately I will have to wait until the next opportunity. To anyone thinking of going I would very highly recommend it. This will be not only a blast but an extremely informative workshop also. Best of luck to all involved with this event and to those that are attending.
Thanks Brian! We are getting really excited about this workshop. There are only about 10 seats left and we continue to add value to it in many forms.
Check out J&S Poly Farm’s page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jspolyfarms?fref=ts
We are now up to the last week and trying something I’ve never seen before but think may get interesting. We are bartering 2 seats to the workshop this weekend, the details are on our Facebook post.