Sunday, October 05, 2014

Mark Shepard, natural ecosystems farmer and author, leads Mahaffey Farms sustainable land workshop Nov 14 - 16

Mahaffey Farms, a small, family-run farm in Princeton, La., will host a three-day workshop on the topic of Restoration Agriculture, Nov. 14-16. The weekend-long series of lectures and presentations will feature author, farmer and CEO Mark Shephard, says Evan McCommon. Shephard is the author of Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers and runs New Forest Farm, the 106-acre perennial agriculture forest considered by many to be one of the most ambitious sustainable agriculture projects in the United States.

The workshop will address Restoration Agriculture and Keyline water management systems, and will focus on designing the water system for a farm scale perennial agricultural system. Topics explored will also include agroforestry and silvopasture systems.

Mark Shephard's “Introduction to Restoration Ag” presentation, 4-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, is $25. Entire weekend-long workshop, $350. or contact Evan McCommon at (318) 518-0558.

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