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Establishing a Farm Using Permaculture Principles

July 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Free
Photo: Hundred Fruit Farm

Hundred Fruit Farm is a 10-acre diversified permaculture farm that focuses on regenerative farming methods. Farmers Adam Dusen and Sunghee Kim believe it’s not enough to use organic methods in their production system—the whole farm, rather, should act as a holistic system that improves the soil, benefits the surrounding ecosystem, and strengthens the local community.

During this free CRAFT event, Adam and Sunghee will share how they relied on permaculture principles to transition their land from an open field into an integrated system producing a wide variety of fruits, berries, eggs, vegetables, mushrooms, and pastured meats. They’ll speak on a variety of topics including how they chose which plant varieties to grow; their cultural crop management methods; how they use pastured livestock to increase soil fertility and control vegetation; and what their future plans are for the farm.

Started in 2015, Hundred Fruit Farm is still a young operation. This event should help aspiring and beginning farmers imagine the possibilities available to them when starting from scratch.

Speaker

Adam Dusen, Hundred Fruit Farm:  Adam grew up in Bucks County, Pa. and traveled the world learning about permaculture and agroecology. He returned home with the vision of making Hundred Fruit Farm a reality. Adam is an experienced permaculture farmer, designer, and educator, having been involved in permaculture projects across five continents in a wide range of climates.

Sunghee Kim, Hundred Fruit Farm: Sunghee is originally from South Korea. In addition to helping run the farm with Adam, she is an animal behaviorist and dog trainer.

Additional information

This event qualifies for one SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.

Questions?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Aaron de Long, by email at aaron@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x709.

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Date: Wed, July 10, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Hundred Fruit Farm
1744 Holicong Rd
New Hope, PA 18938 [Bucks County]

Cost: Free Register Now


Event Category: CRAFT, PASA Events