The Future of Agriculture: Mark Shepard to Speak at Sylvan Dale Ranch Jan. 8-10

If you’re at all concerned about the food we eat and how we grow it, you’ll want to attend this special workshop with Mark Shepard, acclaimed author of Restoration Agriculture, on January 8-10 at Sylvan Dale Ranch.

Mark is one of the world’s foremost authorities on perennial eco-friendly agriculture.  Topics include soil restoration, multi-species grazing and water management, all keys to meet the challenge of sustaining Northern Colorado’s rich agricultural heritage in the face of unrelenting development pressure.

The program includes a site visit to Sylvan Dale’s Big Valley, where Mark will apply his concepts to a real-world project we’re calling “Living West.” It’s purpose is to establish collaborative enterprises in agriculture, housing and education that contribute to the preservation and rejuvenation of a 500-acre working landscape, sustained by renewable energy, recycled waste, and water conservation.image002

The workshop is sponsored by the Heart-J Center for Experiential Learning and Spring Kite Farm.  I hope you will join us by registering for this exciting event.  For the full schedule, click here.


David Jessup, Sylvan Dale Ranch