On-farm workshops are intended to provide theory, philosophy and practical application for community members interested in ecological design, regenerative practices and whole systems thinking.  With the growing interest in self sufficiency and operational resilience, the 2018 schedule includes more discussions with leaders in the field over wood fired pizza made in our cob oven. 

Community supported discussions run on the first Thursday of the month from 6-8 and are free but we ask that you bring a topping for the pizza.  Workshops run on the second Saturday of the month from 9:30-2 and cost $25. 

All events are open to the public but preregistration is required.

In addition to our Regeneration Workshop Series, there will be a few  weeks that will involve tree planting, soil & bed prep and two new pollinator gardens. These projects are ideal for larger school groups interested in learning more about food systems and site preparation.

More information may be obtained by emailing Jon at wildrootsfarmvt@gmail.com or dialing (802) 377-1214

We look forward to seeing you on the farm.

Community Supported Discussions

  May 3- Soil Health and Climate Change Adaptation

  June 7- Pasture Management and Livestock Integration

  July 12- Carbon Farming and Agro-Forestry Systems

  August 2- Regenerative Agriculture: Planning and Process

  September 6- Growing Hemp in Vermont

Saturday Workshops

  April 14- Grafting and Plant Propagation

  June 16- Design/ Build- Outbuildings

  July 14- Wild-crafting and Herbal First Aid

  August 11- Perennial Beds and Pollinator Gardens

  September 15- Paper-making 101

On Farm Volunteer Days

  March 12-18  Mushroom Inoculation

  April 23-29  Tree Planting

  May 7-11  Bed Preparation

  June 4-10  Transplanting

The Veterans Homestead Series is designed to engage the veteran population interested in setting up their own home operation.  Each event will be held at a different locations in Chittenden and Addison Counties and will be led by veterans in the field.  The Series will run from April- September. Times and dates TBD.  

March- Farm Business Planning at UVM Extension in Burlington, Vt

April- Carbon Farming at Wild Roots Farm in Bristol, Vt      

May- Design/Build the Resilient Garden at Sweet Butters Homestead in Essex, Vermont

June- Integrated Farm Systems at Headwaters Farm in Hinesburg, Vt

July- Design/Build the Mobile Coop- Papineau Family Farm in Highgate, Vt

August- Preserving the Harvest: Canning and Fermenting at Tandom in Bristol, Vt

September- Livestock Ops at Plew Farm in Mt. Holly, Vt

If you are a veteran, service member or family member and would like to participate, please inquire with the email address listed above.