On-Farm learning on Providence Farm in July

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology is bringing on-farm, intensive learning to farmers and homesteaders.

Growing food is a 16-hour-per-day job in the summer for farmers.

Yet, what better time than in prime season to get on the farms of peers and see the inner workings of their operation—at a hands-on, day-long Field School.

Field School Summer will be held at Providence Farm in Central Lake on July 21. Three full-day tracks will be offered: Animals on the Small Farm with Ryan Romeyn, Marketing for Farm Success with Andrea Romeyn and Hoophouse Growing 101 with Austin Weed and Stacy Sangsland.

Each track is hands-on so participants can understand the inner workings of farm systems and concepts.

See the animals in action, participate in on-the-spot marketing or discover how to start and maintain a hoophouse for season extension.

Crosshatch Field Schools will also include one-on-one consulting with farm experts, a local food lunch, and a post-workshop social networking hour with local beer and cider.

“We appreciate that Field School is on-farm, giving participants a chance to see many different aspects of small scale agriculture in action,” says Providence Farm co-owner and co-farmer, Andrea Romeyn. “Ryan and I are looking forward to sharing our experiences here to help others have success, and hopefully skip some of the mistakes we’ve learned from.”

Tickets on sale now through July 14th. More information and tickets can be found online at www.crosshatch.org/events.