Almeda Open Gate Learning Day with Blain Hjertaas

Title: Open Gate: Walls Farm Day
Location: Trent and Carolyn Walls Farm, Almeda, SK
Description: July 26, 2016

Using Grazing Systems to Produce Healthy Food and Ecosystems

Blain Hjertaas Walls Farm Day

Our Walls Farm Day is part of HMI’s Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers.
Come and be a part of this on-the-ground learning day and help strengthen your local foodshed. Because we all have a stake in the way our food is grown.
At the Open Gate: Walls Farm Day, you will…
  • Meet the Walls, an award-winning family who raises great beef while stewarding their land for the benefit of the entire community
  • Discover how to keep our water clean and hold more carbon in the soil
  • Identify indicators of good soil and watershed health
  • Learn how to make decisions towards a triple bottom line
  • Practice looking for signs of healthy land and watersheds
  • Discuss soil health benefits through managed grazing
  • Practice assessing forage on the land
  • Have a chance to ask producers who have practiced these techniques
  • Hear how Holistic Management enables producers to better manage risk, make better decisions and enjoy the benefits of regenerative agriculture
Advanced registration is CAN$50 per person (includes lunch) with a 50% discount for students. Children under 16 are free but must be registered. Register here.

9:30 AM Registration
10:00 Purpose of day overview of HM – Blain
10:30 Grazing systems and soil health – Kylie McRae
11:00 How decisions are made – Trent & Carolyn
11:30 Decision making exercise – Blain
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Healthy Soil and Carbon Sequestration – Blain
1:30 Tour exercises – Blain
2:30 Q & A All

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Date: 2016-07-26