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Event Details

19 Sep
Farm-scale permaculture design tour and discussion
Date: September 19, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Place: Hay Berry Farm
Address: 1176 Babcock Lake Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Ticket Price: $10.00 per household

See how contours, holding ponds and perennial plantings have transformed the sloping hayfields of Hay Berry Farm to conserve water and support diversity.

The recently conserved 166-acre Hay Berry Farm produces blueberries, shitake mushrooms, lavender, dried flowers and pasture-raised chicken.  In 2019 farmer Lawrie Nickerson worked with Mark Shepard and local permaculture practitioner Jared Woodcock to create waterways, holding ponds and berms which were planted in chestnuts and hazelnuts. The grassways in-between are now used to raise pastured chickens. The goal is to hold water that would run off the slopes in the past and use perennial plantings to increase biological diversity eventually adding more products for farm income.

There is a $10 fee per household. Space is very limited. All participants must pre-register.

Event Sponsors

Cream of the Crop:
Breanna Lundy, Financial Advisor
Salem Farm Supply

Capital Tractor

Currin Compliance Services, Inc.

Harris-Pero & Botelho, PLLC - Estate, Elder and Business Law
Kelly & Sellar Ryan, PLLC Attorneys at Law
Maidstone Wealth Management, LLC
Farm Credit East, ACA
Owl Pen Books

Archdale Agricultural Products, LLC
Blue Flame Gas Co. Inc.
Curtis Lumber Co., Inc.
Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company
Robert H. Wentorf Foundation, Inc
TCT Federal Credit Union
Cambridge Valley Machining, INC

Preble Realty LLC
Schutze Family Dentistry
The Conners Family