Don’t miss The Integrated Homestead on April 17th and 18th at Airlie Center (from 9-5 Friday and 9:30 – noon Saturday) at Harvey Ussery’s homestead, Hume, VA Cost: $90 – Only a few spots left! – Call now to register or visit the website for online registration.
Airlie Center has great vision with the Local Food Project, and they share this knowledge and inspiration in events like these. By far one of the best I’ve attended was this Homesteading Seminar with Harvey Ussery- a great character, and really smart man! He will teach you about Boxwood, his one-acre homestead in Hume, VA. This little plot of land functions as a small-scale food-growing system with vegetables, poultry, mushrooms, medicinals, nut trees, berries, and more.
In this full-day seminar and homestead tour, Harvey will share insights into running a successful modern homestead.
Learn more about Harvey Ussery and Boxwood at www.themodernhomestead.us.
What You’ll Learn
- The joys of cover cropping—an introduction to the mysteries of sustainable soil fertility as well as a how-to on making cover cropping work
- Starting transplants—if a crop can be started as a transplant, that’s almost always Harvey’s choice
- Seed saving—a quick overview of this important topic
- Chickens as shredders and composters—strategies for both the winter flock and the growing season
- Using cultivated fungi in the homestead—for those ready to move beyond plants and animals
- Dealing with crop damaging insects without using toxins—“No, it’s not a fairy tale!” says Harvey
- The multi-functional homestead greenhouse—How many greenhouses does it take to do half a dozen different projects? One!
If you’d like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-347-1300, ext. 3163.
- Vermicomposting using the Boxwood system—“Welcome to Worm World”