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2018 Fuller Field School and Farm Design Class

April 18, 2018 - April 20, 2018

Please find below the flyers for this years school “Soil Is Life”, and for the farm design class, “Designing For The Future.” There is a combo price if you attend all 3 days. This years school features Walter Jehne, and Judith Schwartz. This years discussion will center around water, and the water cycle. There will also be some discussion involving nutrition and nutrient dense food. For those that have attended in the past, you already know that the conversation could also go in many different directions. Early bird registration is open, and runs through March 31. I have included jpeg flyers for those that need them. Please share far and wide!

We are excited that Walter has agreed to stay over and teach a farm design class on Friday April 20th. Walter has extensive knowledge in permaculture design, and has agreed to help us design our operations (large or small) to make them as efficient as possible. This is a great opportunity to help you set the course for future generations. There is a combo price for those that want to attend all 3 days.

There has been an issue with one of the videos (Don Huber) from last years school. It has been resolved, and I apologize for any inconvenience. I have attached a link in case you have not seen them yet. Please feel free to share!    https://vimeo.com/249097156.

A special thank you to Keith Berns and Green Cover Seed for setting us up with a PayPal account. If you have a Pay Pal account you may  through the link provided, or send a check to me. Info is on the flyer.  https://greencoverseed.wufoo.com/forms/2018-fuller-field-school/.

Seating is limited to the first 150 and we are expecting another sell out.  As with past schools, we plan on visiting the farm on the afternoon of the 18th. We will host several sessions outside and finish the day with a meal catered to the farm. Cost for this meal is $20. This has become the most popular part of the school. Sitting around networking with the speakers and other like minded individuals is a great way to finish out day 1. Oh, and the food is really good too!

Walter Jehne

Walter is an internationally recognized climate scientist, soil microbiologist and innovation strategist. He has immense field and research experience in forests, grasslands, agriculture and soils at national (CSIRO) and international (UN) level. For the other half of his decades, Walter has worked more broadly beyond science, at Federal Government level, leading transformation in industry. This diversity of experience has given Walter a unique and exceptional capacity to devise solutions – he makes challenges opportunities. Walter has a remarkable ability to explain complex science and economic paths forward in easy to understand ways. This year he was part of an invitation only UN FAO conference in Paris looking at bringing soil into the next IPCC report. Walter’s primary scientific focus is soil biology

Judith Schwartz

Judith D. Schwartz is a widely published journalist and the author of Cows Save the Planet and Other Improbably Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth and Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World. She has a B.A. from Brown University, an M.S.J. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and an M.A. in Counseling from Northwestern. Her husband, Tony Eprile, is an author and photographer originally from South Africa and her son, Brendan, is a singer/songwriter who has just moved to New York City. She likes to cross-country ski in the winter and in the summer she grows things; a new student to karate, she now has a green belt. She speaks nationally and internationally about soil-water-climate connections and solutions, most recently in Mexico, France, Norway and Switzerland. She lives and works on the side of a mountain in southern Vermont.

 We want to thank everyone that has made this school one of the best events in the country and look forward to seeing you in April!

Gail and Lynnette

Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions. (620)344-3363


April 18, 2018
April 20, 2018