Silvopasture Work Bee At Crannog Ales

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Courses, Feature Course | No Comments

 

food-forest-student-install3

 

Thanks for checking out our Free Permaculture event: Silvopasture Work Bee with Element Eco-Design & Crannog Ales

Below are the quick details and a Link to Register/RSVP. Once you register you will recieve more info on what to bring and what to expect, etc in your email inbox.

If you are in for sure just click the registration button below and we will see you on Sunday.

But if you would like some more info about what Silvopasture is, feel free to read on, there is another sign up button at the bottom of the page!

 

Planting Swales Out

 

Date & Time: Sunday May 7, 2017 9am-4pm

Location: Crannog Ales Brewery, Sorrento BC

Tuition: Free

What’s included: 1 fun filled day of Digging, Planting and Hands-on Learning! Experience farm life first hand, ask the experts and enjoy a group tour of the Crannog Ales Brewery and Farm, plus meet other great people who care about the Earth and stuff too!

 

registration button

 

1484113_677346095644768_1162633524_n

 

Further Info:

 

As feed prices keep rising, wouldn’t it be great to off set the costs of grain with onsite animal forage. By learning to plant perennial plants, shrubs and trees you can start to grow your own forage crops that can actually add to the health of your livestock.

Perennial forage systems are easy to maintain and can last for generations. By developing a perennial silvopasture system you can learn to diversify your diet, grow your own fodder crops and increase your farm’s product offerings, which can all lead to a happier, healthier farmer! Hey, that’s you!

 

Element Eco Design Directing Excavator for Berms, Brews & Bacon: Silvopasture meets Brewery workshop

 

Why is this information important?

Access to farmland is getting more and more difficult, as designers we are seeing small-scale suburban farms popping up all over the Okanagan/Shuswap. That’s why it crucial to create a diverse, well laid-out farm that produces higher yields and healthier soils than the big guys.

sign-in-fields copy

 

What does a brewery have to do with farming?

Crannog Ales is a Certified Organic working farm with on-site Organic Mico-Brewery. Crannóg Ales Brewery, owned by our hosts Brian and Rebecca, is located on the ten-acre farm in Sorrento, BC. The farm and brewery are fully integrated, with the brewery providing food for the livestock, and the farm providing hops for the brewery. The water for the brewery comes from a well in the middle of our farm, fed by springs on the farm as well as streams from the mountains which surround the area.

The brewery is the marriage of two dreams: for Brain and Rebecca the dream was to farm organically, and to own their own brewery and they strive to live up to their dreams every day.

 

chooksandlambs

 

Date & Time: Sunday May 7, 2017 9am-4pm

Location: Crannog Ales Brewery, Sorrento BC

Tuition: Free

What’s included: 1 fun filled day of Digging, Planting and Hands-on Learning! Experience farm life first hand, ask the experts and enjoy a group tour of the Crannog Ales Brewery and Farm, plus meet other great people who care about the Earth and stuff too!

We hope to see you there!

Jana & Gord

 

 

registration button

Berms, Brews & Bacon: Silvopasture meets Brewery

%d bloggers like this: