On each Wednesday night in February, The Watershed Institute will host four interactive workshops that will provide guidance, skills, and advice for people who are interested in channeling their passion for farming into a livelihood.
Your vision could be making goat cheese, selling cut flowers, or expanding an existing hobby farm into a business. Whether you’re considering going into farming full-time, part-time, or expanding an existing hobby farm into a business, this course will help you turn your farm dream into an actionable plan.
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26, local Chickadee Creek Farm founder Jess Niederer will demystify how to transform your farming dream into reality.
This program is done in partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association – New Jersey. The organization was founded in 1985 and is an affiliate of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, a seven-state coalition of sustainable agriculture organizations. From 1989 until 1994, NOFA-NJ operated as part of the Sustainable Agriculture Program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, the precursor of The Watershed Institute. In 1994, NOFA-NJ obtained its own nonprofit status and remained a tenant at the Watershed until 2000.