Add – On: Soil Health & Fertility Farm Tour
Friday, January 6, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Visit two dynamic farm and ranch sites in Nevada County with a special focus on soil health and fertility. In the morning, visit the historical Elster Ranch, where they raise cattle, pig, goat and sheep using holistic ranching techniques on their diverse 320-acre property. Tours, discussions and Q&A will be led by a team of local experts, including Elster Ranch manager Rob Thompson, Roger Ingram – County Director and Farm Advisor from our local UC extension office, Joe Fischer – manager at Bruin Ranch, and Brad & Alana Fowler – owners of The Goat Works and Fowler Family Farm.
After a delicious lunch on the ranch, visit Fulcrum Farm, where Lisa Bjorn and Marney Blair have been creating biodynamic compost for our local community for the past 14 years. From these experts in the field of creating nutrient dense soils, learn hands-on what it takes to make compost that will add to the health of our soils at home. Cost is $80, and register early – space is limited!