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Sustainability Forum

Please join us for the 2015 Sustainability Forum on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK's Campus! This event is sponsored by the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and the UK Appalachian Center.  Students are encouraged to submit their posters for consideration, and the top posters will be given prizes.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 20, 2015. Please contact Suzette Walling for submission instructions and more information: tfise@uky.edu.  Also see the Call for posters below our flyer and the Tracy Farmer Institute's website: http://www.tfise.uky.edu/showcase.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Hilary J. Boone Center

Beyond Organics: An Introduction to Biodynamics

Join Biodynamic Association Executive Director Robert Karp and biodynamic farmer Steffen Schneider of Hawthorne Valley Farm in New York for an introduction to biodynamic farming methods.

Biodynamics is a holistic approach to farming and gardening that takes organic principles to a whole new level. As in organic agriculture, biodynamic farmers do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. But biodynamics is not only about what farmers cannot do. Biodynamics is an ecological, ethical, and spiritual approach to agriculture which creates fertility and health from within the farm and produces food with extraordinary flavor, nutrition, and quality.

Come learn more at the UK Horticulture Research Farm (South Farm) onWednesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm.

For more information: contact Steve Diver, Farm Superintendent, (859) 948-3614steve.diver@uky.edu.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
UK Horticulture Research Farm

First Fridays at the Farm

Join the UK Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Working Group for First Friday at the UK Horticultural Research Farm. Exchange ideas and network with UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty, staff, local food producers and advocates for sustainable agriculture and enduring food systems. The first event is scheduled for Friday, September 5th, with breakfast and networking from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

At 8:30 a.m., John Strang, the UK College of Agriculture Extension Fruits and Vegetables Specialist, will lead a tour of the fruit research plots at South Farm, including apples, peaches, blueberries and a few products you may not know. He promises a wealth of information for both backyard and commercial growers.

Like First Fridays on Facebook: facebook.com/UKAgFirstFriday or follow on Twitter @UKFirstFriday

Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:30am to 9:30am
Location: 
UK Horticultural Research Farm
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