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Sustainable Farm Living – Simplify Your Life – April 14-15, 2016 Conference

The purpose of this conference is to educate individuals and families on the benefits of Sustainable Living/Farming and how to simplify your life without breaking the bank.

The SFL conference will include topics on:
sustainable housing
sources of farm income
growing healthy food (without pesticides)
preserving food
farm animals (their purpose)
composting and soil testing
marketing your farm
agricultural green belt
networking opportunities

A variety of guest speakers will cover their expertise on:
herbs – friends with benefits
canning and preserving food
healthy juicing and healing meals
farm animals and their care
sourdough and kefir
small scale greenhouse production

The Funderburk’s have spent 10 years developing their dream, a small sustainable farm, that produces five different income streams. Their mission revolves around teaching individuals and families to grow their own healthy food, by renting garden plots and offering a summer U-Pick Garden to the community. They also host Educational Seminars, farm tours, and have a venue for local events/parties.

Formerly in corporate sales for a multimillion dollar company, Leigh spends her days managing their 15 acre farm in beautiful Williamson County, Tennessee. Olin has been in the construction business for over 30+ years and working toward his eventual retirement.

The two day conference schedule is as follows:
– Thursday morning 8:30 am, overview of conference, lunch at the farm, networking dinner at the farm
– Friday 8:30 am start, lunch at the Farm, dinner at the Farm, networking and sharing, conference wrap up

Cost $397 per person which includes meals and all conference materials.  There is a BNI connection discount for people who qualify; feel free to call 615-591-0015 to ask about the discount.


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Do you know what you are eating? You can know…by growing your own healthy food at Stoney Creek Farm in Franklin, TN. We have garden rental plots in multiple sizes to fit any families’ needs. Never had a garden? No problem…we educate you on how to grow a successful garden.

Garden Rentals (one price April – October):
10’x10′  $75
10x’20’  $100
20’x30′  $125 (best value)

For more information, visit our website http://www.stoneycreek.farm, call 615-591-0015, or e-mail us at stoneycreekfarmtennessee@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Learn how to make Milk Kefir at home for a fraction of the cost of buying it at the grocery store. Milk Kefir is one of the easiest cultured foods to make–even easier than yogurt! Step-by-step instructions including information on where to obtain a Milk Kefir culture (also known as Milk Kefir Grains).

Scientists, farmers and businesses have debated how to make agriculture sustainable, but how will farming around the world adapt to help create a food secure, resource efficient global farming culture? This animation from SAB Miller looks at some of the pros and cons of different sized farms in a bid to stimulate an informed debate about the future of farming.

Dean is a 1994 graduate of the University of Chicago with an AB in Economics. After being a floor based derivative market maker for a few years, he moved to Philadelphia and then Dublin to trade convertible bond securities. Always bothered by the assumption of infinite growth in the field of economics, Dean became interested in how this assumption affects agriculture. After discovering the concept of sustainable agriculture, Dean changed careers and became a full time farmer.

He purchased the 350+ acre Wyebrook Farm in Northern Chester County and set out to farm it sustainably. He raises 100% grass fed beef, heritage breed pigs in the woods and poultry out on pasture. Dean and his team sell hand-butchered meats in a fully restored 18th century stone barn on the property. Dean believes that it is important for people to have a real connection with their food and that buying food from the place it originated is a satisfying way to do this.

Want to teach your kids about sustainable living on a farm?  We have a farm tour that teaches the entire family about how we use nature’s resources to provide sustainable living at Stoney Creek.  The tour covers:

Composting
Recycling and Re-inventing
Rainwater Capture
Using beneficial insects instead of pesticides
Our blue-line creek
Goats
Chickens
Gardening
and much more….

The 45 minute learning experience is only $5 per person and can be scheduled throughout the summer for groups of twenty or more.

For more information, call/text 615-591-0015, e-mail leigh_funderburk@bellsouth.net or visit our website http://www.stoneycreekfarmtennessee.com

Tom Tomich, Director of the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute, talks about the role UC science and technology play in our food supply. Produced by the UC Office of the President.

How to plant a three sisters garden. Three sisters garden is sustainable agriculture through companion planting.

Three sisters companion gardening allows one to plant the same crops in the same location season after season without the need to rotate crops. Traditionally, a fish was buried in the bottom of each hole to provide nutrients to the plants for the season at hand.