Education and Innovation Sharing
Each year the ranch hosts a variety of classes that use the ranch setting to educate and train a variety of people from ranchers to horsemen to bird enthusiasts and beyond.
Currently scheduled classes
Regeneration Through Agriculture: A Learning Journey at Paicines Ranch
Tuesday, October 9 – Thursday, October 11, 2018
Paicines Ranch is offering a 2-day immersive Learning Journey at the ranch designed to illustrate the power of regenerative agriculture in grassland, cropland, and vineyard agroecosystems – and the power of people to extend its practice and impact. Expert-led demonstrations, group discussions, activities in the field, and delicious meals in the unparalleled setting of Paicines Ranch will illustrate the potential in building a more sustainable and resilient food and agriculture system. Invitation Only. Contact email@example.com.
EcoFarm Field Day: Women in Regenerative Agriculture
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Out-of-control wildfires, prolonged drought, severe water shortages, and intense heat waves across the globe: the worsening effects of climate change are affecting human and environmental health and accelerate our need to act now. It would be easy to become disheartened and to point fingers at agriculture as one of the major contributors to global warming — was it not for a growing cadre of innovative farmers and ranchers that are restoring working lands to drawdown atmospheric carbon, efficiently recycle nitrogen, and increase water storing capacity. Many in this forward-thinking group are women, who care deeply about our soil and excel at nurturing it. In what is promising to be yet another compelling prelude to the EcoFarm conference, Ecological Farming Association and Paicines Ranch are teaming up to introduce you to some of the remarkable female farmers, ranchers, scientists, physicians and advocates at the core of the regenerative movement.
Walking the fields of magnificent Paicines Ranch, attendees will get to witness several innovative applications of regenerative practices, from integrating livestock and grains into perennial cropping systems, to holistic grazing. A scrumptious lunch will be served by local chefs, and after a tour of Paicines Ranch’s polyculture vineyard, we’ll end with a complimentary wine tasting in the event barn!
Save the Date: Cover Crops, Companion Crops & Dry Farming Workshop
Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9, 2019
Guest Speakers will include:
- Keith Berns, Green Cover Seed
- Jill Clapperton, Rhizoterra
- Scott Park, Park Farming Organics
- Christine Jones, Amazing Carbon
- Diane and Ian Haggerty, Farmers, Australia
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If you are interested in organizing a class to be taught at the Paicines Ranch, please, contact us for help planning your event. If you have a suggestion for a class you would like to see us organize, let us know via email.