Workshops

Our commitment to our partner farms includes an annual workshop series, focused on farmer-chosen topics, like pest management, financial planning, and season extension. Many of our workshops are open to the public, and will appeal to the seasoned farmer, home gardener, local food enthusiast, and others.

These workshops are made possible by generous funding from a variety of sources, including private foundations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Award #2015-70017-22887, and others.

Local Food Hub is pleased to announce a new training partnership with Bellair Farm, an 853-acre certified organic farm, with a 500+ member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in Albemarle County. This new partnership will provide an opportunity for… Read More

Mitigating pests and diseases within a honey bee colony can be one of the biggest challenges beekeepers face, both hobbyists and farmers alike. Heather Stertzer, Beekeeper/Co-Owner of Scottsville Supply Company, and Keith Tignor, State Apiarist, will discuss how to protect your investment… Read More

Weed and Insect Management

August 11, 2016

This interactive workshop will offer a field walk at Bellair Farm to hone your skills identifying and managing the major plant weeds and insect pests that affect vegetable and small fruit crops in Virginia. Dr. Charles Cahoon, Extension Weed Specialist based at… Read More

To be held in September 2016 and led by Local Food Hub staff and Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension representatives. More details, including date, location, how to RSVP, and cost, coming soon. Read More

Local Food Hub is pleased to announce a new training partnership with Bellair Farm, an 853-acre certified organic farm, with a 500+ member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in Albemarle County. This new partnership will provide an opportunity for… Read More

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