2016 In-Depth Training Course

2016 In-Depth Training Course

gardentrainingSOLD OUT FOR 2016!

Are you ready to start using agriculture to reach out to your community? Or are you interested in being equipped with tools that will empower work you are involved in on the mission field? Do you desire to be a trainer of Foundations for Farming? Then join us for the In-Depth Training Course to be held October 10-11th following the Redeeming the Dirt Conference. All participants in the training must also attend the conference.

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The Post Conference In-Depth Training Course is meant to be training for trainers. The conference is a great way to be inspired, encouraged, and exposed to Foundations for Farming and other forms of God-honoring agriculture, but there is limited opportunity for one-on-one training and mentorship. Those who attend the course following the conference will be able to get personalized, specific, and practical training catered to their situation and goals.

AUG.2014 52781This course is perfect for those interested in agriculture as a productive way to serve God, provide for others, and make disciples.
-Church leaders/members
-Anyone with a passion for Jesus who has an interest in agriculture!

The goal of this course is that you come away equipped to train others in Foundations for Farming.

Your trainers will be:
-Noah Sanders, Farmer, trainer, US Rep for FfF.
-Others to be determined.
See our Speaker Page for more info.

December2013 429While the course will be catered as much as possible to the needs of the participants, the following are some of the things that may be covered/included.
-Detailed introductions; getting to know the participants’ specific needs and expectations; an opportunity to “debrief” from the main conference
-the “Five Giants,” i.e. common reasons given for the inadequacy of conservation farming and rebuttals
-How to get started in conservation agriculture: practical ideas
-Hands-on training in the field.
-In depth agronomy, gardening, composting, field crops, small scale poultry.
-Practice training others.
-How to make a plan for the poor in your community: sharing examples from around the country/world
-Perspectives on ministering and teaching agriculture in an African context
-Some deeper theological issues, e.g. centrality of the Gospel/grace, the four management principles, Isaiah 58, etc.
-Field trip to local family applying FfF.
-Swimming, fishing, and boating on our lake!

Meals and lodging are provided during the course.


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Hands-On Christian Agricultural Courses coming 2017

This year we are excited about the growing season! God has been so good to us. Here in Alabama we are already planting early crops and laying out the gardens for the spring. Our family is particularly enjoying working on our homestead and family gardens around our house, in addition to our market gardens. We are also learning a few new skills, like how to butcher rabbits. With my boys growing up it is a blessing to be able to spend the day working with them and my wife!

We are planning on offering some basic hands-on, agricultural courses based in a Biblical worldview this year at our farm. Info regarding schedule, dates, and signup will be posted soon. If this is something you might be interested in let me know in the comment section. There will be three different types:

Level One: The Backyard Gardener

DSC_0090-1If you are a beginner or have never grown any of your own food before these classes will help equip you to produce some of your own food. Topics covered may include:

-Soil Agronomy
-Seed Starting
-Garden Planning
-Seed Saving



Level Two: The Homesteader


If you have experience growing some of your own food, but are interested in diversifying and eventually producing most of your own food, then these classes will help expand your skills and management abilities. Topics covered may include:DSC_0305-1
-Field Crops
-Food Preservation


Level Three: The Market Farmer

sellingIf you have been successful in growing your own food and would like to pursue producing income with your skills, these classes will teach you how to add commercial “cash crops” on top of your self-production. Topics covered may include:enochbaskets








-Food production as a business
-Good Cash Crops: Vegetables, Blueberries, Meat Chickens, Eggs, Pork.
-Record Keeping
-Profitable Management

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