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Hartland, VT July 9th, 2016
This is a workshop on how to create a cropping and cultivation systems on a horse powered farm, with demonstrations, consultation, and the opportunity for hand on practice. We’ll demonstrate the New 4 McCormick-Deering cultivator—which includes using the tool to mark rows, plant, hill, and cultivate. We can also say that various strategies for organic weed control will be discussed and single horse cultivation with a walk-behind cultivator will be demonstrated. $35 for the full demo-day and $35 extra for hands-on practice with a teamster. Visit the Events page to register. Facilitator: Stephen Leslie
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DAPNet member, Jay Fisher, is currently building a log scoot based off of Les Barden’s drawn plans.This ten foot scoot will feature hardwood runners, replaceable shoes, heavy gauge steel fittings and chain, and hand forged iron rings to support the pole.
If anybody would like to join Jay in the building process at his farm in Charlestown, NH please contact him by email at email@example.com.
Raffle tickets are available from DAPNet board members, at DAPNet events and through the DAPNet Newsletter. You can also purchase your tickets by printing Scoot raffle tickets here online and mailing them in with payment.
One ticket for $5 and five tickets for $10. Drawing to be held October 9th at the Draft Animal-Power Network Annual Gathering. Need not be present to win. Must arrange own transport delivery from Charlestown NH.
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- Draft Animal-Power Annual Gathering: Mark your calendars! October 8&9, 2016 in Charlestown NH
- Draft-Animal Power Field Days: Fall 2017 workshops and presentations (location TBA) will cover a wide variety of topics relating to oxen, mules and horses, their care, training and use. A track on Animal-Powered Market Gardening will be of great benefit to those seeking to expand their skills in organic production. A vast array of topics will offer plenty of inspiration for novices and experienced teamsters alike.
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- Regional Educational Events: These events cover a wide variety of topics in various formats and are offered across the northeastern US. Past events include Logging Workshops, Plow Clinics and Driving Basics classes.
The goal of the Draft Animal-Power Network is to provide year-round educational and networking opportunities, highlighting ongoing efforts of people throughout the region who are educating, mentoring and building community around animal-power and renewable land use.
Our mission: Advancing the use of draft animals and promoting sustainable land stewardship to build community through education and networking.