Coming up April 29, Harvey’s presentation at “Riverside Chats”
Stone Soup Books is an independent bookshop in Waynesboro, Virginia, with a focus on nature and ecology, farming, and sustainable living. They are sponsoring Riverside Chats as an all-day event focused on ways we as gardeners, livestock owners, and citizens can protect our rivers. I will be one of four speakers, and will address garden and farm practices that prevent pollution of rivers and other water systems. I will especially emphasize keeping poultry in ways that not only prevent runoff pollution from their manure, but that assist erosion prevention in gardens and farms.
I will add further details in this space as they become available.
December 14, 2022, “deep litter” podcast interview
I recently did a podcast interview on the all-important topic of deep litter for best manure management in the henhouse. You can access the interview for free at the Homesteading Family blog.
December 9, 2022, my two-hour class on the home layer flock is now online
In the summer of 2022, I was invited to be an instructor for a new online teaching and learning platform, the School of Traditional Skills. In mid-August the School’s film crew spent three days shooting video for my class on the home laying flock.
The School is currently offering twelve two-hour classes, including my own “Backyard, Egg-Laying Chickens,” along with others on gardening and farming (Cool Weather Gardening, Raised Bed Gardening, Reclaiming Pasture, Milk Goats, Pastured Meat Chickens), and cooking and other food lore (Vegetable Fermentation, Bone Broths, Sourdough Bread, Pressure Canning, Traditional Salt Curing of Pork).
Check out School of Traditional Skills and see what you think of this exciting new learning adventure. If you decide you want access to the School’s content, a single subscription (monthly or annual) is your gateway to all the classes it offers.