Inspired by the local food movement? Looking to start a new farm? Get thee to Warrenton’s Airlie Center on Wednesday (Nov 4th) for the 2009 edition of Exploring the Small Farm Dream. Co-facilitated by Pablo Elliott of The Local Food Project at Airlie, together with Stacey Carlberg and Don Loock of the Piedmont Environmental Council, the course will take place over four Wednesday evenings (skipping Thanksgiving week) and will impart lots of wisdom to budding agricultural businesses. Speakers include some of our favorite farmers: Chip and Susan Planck of Wheatland (featured in both the Wash Post and The Piedmont Virginian’s winter 2009 issue), Zach Lester and Georgia O’Neal of Tree & Leaf (pictured), Emily Johnson & Niels Asmussen of Root Force Collective, Deb Williamson of Seven Oaks Lavender Farm & Farmer Girls, LLC., and Nancy and Forrest Pritchard of Smith Meadows Farm.