MONDAY - WORKSHOP & FARM TOUR @ 2009-09-14 4pm – 7pm (kcfoodcircle.email@blogger.com)

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Kearney, MO - WORKSHOP & FARM TOUR

2009-09-14 4pm – 7pm
(Timezone: Central Time)
Kearney, MO (map)

Fruit Production
Using Sustainable Practices

Kearney Commercial Bank
950 W. 92 Highway
Kearney, MO 64060

Farm tour: Prairie Birthday Farm, Kearney

Monday, September 14th -- 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Growing fruit without synthetic inputs is challenging in our area, but the demand for locally grown fruit is high. All are welcome to join us for a presentation on options for sustainable fruit production, followed by a farm tour.

4:00 – 5:30 Sustainable Fruit Production -- Pat Byers, Regional Horticulture Specialist with University of Missouri Extension, will present information on growing practices, pest and disease control and variety selection appropriate for low input fruit production.

5:30 - 5:45 Drive to and reconvene at the farm.

5:45 - 7:00 Farm tour, Prairie Birthday Farm -- On 15 acres outside of Kearney, MO Linda Hezel and Richard Moore use permaculture techniques to grow a variety of native and specialty fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

== FLIER: ==
http://www.kcfoodcircle.org/docs/PrairieBirthday/PBFruitFlierFarmTour2009.pdf

Directions to Kearney Commercial Bank: From 1-35 N, take MO 92 (Exit 26 - Kearney/Excelsior Springs).

Turn west at end of exit onto MO 92/W. Sixth St. Go approx. 0.4 mile, to Kearney Commercial Bank, on the right, at 950 W. 92 Hwy.

Directions to farm will be provided at workshop.


=== update on 8/31/2009


join us for this upcoming Growing Growers workshop and farm tour:

Topic: Sustainable Fruit Production
Where: Kearney, MO
When: Monday, Sept 14th, 4 to 7 pm
Farm tour: Prairie Birthday Farm
Registration fee: $15.00

Pat Byers, Regional Horticulture Specialist with University of Missouri Extension, will present information on growing practices, pest and disease control and variety selection appropriate for low input fruit production.

The workshop will be followed by a tour of Prairie Birthday Farm, which specializes in native and specialty fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers raised using permaculture techniques.

A brochure with more detailed information (including directions) is attached. If you have any questions, or if you would like to pre-register and pay at the door, please call me at the number below or send me an email.

Regards,

Laura Christensen
Growing Growers Training Program
www.growinggrowers.org
growers @ ksu . edu
(816) 805-0362

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