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
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. There is 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, this full-day gathering at Paicines Ranch will 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 the renown 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 followed by a tour of our polyculture vineyard. We’ll end with a complimentary wine tasting in the event barn, along with a unique bread tasting featuring breads baked with akmolinka wheat grown in the fields at Paicines Ranch that were grazed by sheep.
- Daphne Miller, MD, Growing Health Collaborative
- Doniga Markegard, Markegard Family Grass-Fed
- Dr. Kris Nichols, KRIS Systems Education & Consultation
- Kristyn Leach, Namu Farm
- Nikki Silvestri, Soil and Shadow, LLC
- Avery Ruzicka, Manresa Bread
- Melissa Sorongon, Piedrasassi
All are welcome — if you identify as female, a farmer/rancher or otherwise! Cost: $95 per person (includes lunch and bread & wine tasting).
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Save the Date: Cover Crops, Companion Crops & Dry Farming Workshop
Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9, 2019
Guest Speakers will include:
- Dr. Christine Jones, Amazing Carbon
- Diane and Ian Haggerty, Farmers, Australia
- Keith Berns, Green Cover Seed
- Scott Park, Park Farming Organics
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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.