Summer Solstice Conference

Chesapeake CRAFT’s 6th Annual Summer Solstice Conference will be held at Mountain View Farm at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship on Monday June 19, 2017 from 9:30am-4:00pm. There will be a FARM TOUR of Mountain View after the sessions! Join our mailing list for more information!

Check back for the 2017 Schedule!


2016 schedule below:

Session 1: 10:00-11:00

Covering Cover Crops (Casey Gustowarow, The Farm @ Sunnyside)

Starting with Draft Horses (Lars Prillarman, Green Gate Farm)

Common Vegetable Pests (and remedies!) (Mo Moutoux, Moutoux Orchard)

Session 2: 11:15-12:15

What’s up in DC? DC Food Policy (Lauren Schrewder-Biel, DC Greens)

Mushroom Growing 101 (Zachari Curtis, Good Sense Farm)

Adding a Pastured Pig Enterprise (Rob Moutoux, Moutoux Orchard)

LUNCH: 12:30-1:30 (Generously provided by Whole Foods)

Session 3: 1:30-2:30

Cheese-making (Molly Kroiz, Georges Mill Artisan Cheese)

No-till Farming (Andrea Barnhart, Red Wiggler Farm)

Diverse Marketing Streams (Hana Newcomb-Potomac Vegetable Farm, Rachel Armistead-The SweetFarm, Shawna Dewitt-Mountain View Farm)

Session 4: 2:45-3:45

Basics to Grafting (Eliza Greenman)

Tunnel Growing (Rob Young, Young Harvest)

Fermentation Basics (Isaiah Billington)



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