Opportunity for Rossland farmers to take online workshop

Those interested in farming will have an opportunity to learn from world famous ecological farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin.

Joel Salatin

For interested farming hopefuls in Rossland, there will be an opportunity to learn from world famous ecological farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin.

Salatin will be doing a three-day online workshop hosted at the Rossland Art Gallery.

He will broadcast from Verge Permaculture in Calgary, talking about how farmers can earn white-collar wages, animals and laying out the many facets of Polyface Farm’s success.

The workshop is March 20, 21, 22 at the Rossland Art Gallery

The sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Wednesday-Friday.

March 20’s session is You Can Farm: The entrepreneur’s guide to start and succeed in a farm enterprise.

March 21 will be Pastured Poultry Profits.

March 22 covers Salad Bar Beef.

Drop in for one day ($20) or come for all three ($40), but either way come be inspired by one of the great masters of agriculture, and also by other local food growers who see a bright future for regenerative, wealth-producing farms.

Couchsurfing for out-of-towners can also be arranged by the organizers.

The course fee helps reimburse the Kootenay Local Agriculture Society and the Rossland Public Library, which are supporting the event.

Equipment has been by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology.

Organizers hope that you’ll bring some food, as well as ideas to share.

Seating is limited, so register soon. Call 250-521-2500 for more information.