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The Future of Farming….is Regenerative!

This six part educational series began in April by laying the foundation for theory about regenerative agriculture. Then focused on connecting theory with practices in-the-field including several field trips to examples of farms that have successfully implemented these principles

$30 per session at the door

Get a Discount by Preregistering Online Below

$25 with Online Registration

$20 for Our Family Farms Members

SESSION 6: Future of Farming

Featuring Ray Archuleta, Soil Scientist
Founder Understanding Ag, LLC, and Soil Health Academy, LLC

Friday, October 11th 6-8:30 pm at Ashland Hills Convention Center


Previous Sessions

SESSION 1: Featuring Dr. Ray Seidler, retired EPA scientist  

A.  Regenerating Soils: The Case for Smart Agriculture Part 1
Sunday, April 14th from 1-4 pm at the Phoenix Civic Center and tour of Verdant Phoenix Farm

B.  Regenerating Soils: The Case for Smart Agriculture Part 2
Sunday, April 28th from 1-4 pm at the Phoenix Civic Center and tour of Tikkun Olam Research Farm  

SESSION 2: Featuring Prof Cindy Daley, Chico State University

Director of Regenerative Agriculture Initiative
Founder and Supervisor of the Organic Dairy Education & Research Program

A.  Why Regenerative Agriculture? Why Now?
Thursday, May 9th from 6-8 pm at the HEC in Medford

  B.  How to Build On-Farm Resilience Through Regenerative Ag
Friday, May 10th from 6-8 pm at the Phoenix Civic Center and near by farm tour

SESSION 3:  Slow Flowers and Native Bees

Sunday, June 9th from 1-4 pm at the Phoenix Civic Center and the tour of La Mera Gardens

We will get to visit Le Mera Gardens field with Joan Thorndike who has been farming organic, fresh cut flowers in Southern Oregon's Rogue River Valley since 1992, and she has settled into growing and harvesting an ever expanding array of specialty cut flowers on 10 acres of open fields and greenhouses. Le Mera Gardens is featured in the groundbreaking book The 50 Mile Bouquet and is a proud charter member of the Slow Flowers movement celebrating American-grown local flowers.



SESSION 4:  Farming in the Forest
Being Rescheduled


SESSION 5: Dry Farming For The Future

Sunday, August 11th from 1-4 pm at Ridgeline Meadows Farm