Here at Juneberry Ridge, we have an event for everyone: sporty or artsy, hands-dirty or head-in-the-clouds. Come be a stargazer, or a foodie. Take up a challenge, or a new craft. It’s a whole world of experiences, only made better by our irrepressible southern hospitality. (After all, we want you to fall in love with the farm too.)
9:00am – 9:30am | Coffee Reception
9:30am – 11:30am | classroom discussion about regenerative water management
11:30am – 12:00pm | boxed lunch
12:00pm – 4:00pm | hands-on field training of skid steer and excavator operation
First we will discuss basic principles that determine water movement and regenerative systems. These principles can be applied on any scale. For example, you might have a water issue at your home that need solutions or you might have a larger-scale system like a pasture or forest that need solutions. The principles covered in the morning will give you an understanding of how to turn a water problem in to a water resource for your scenario.
A boxed lunch will be provided before we head out into the land at Juneberry Ridge.
The second part of the day will include hands-on training to learn the basics of machine operation. You will have the opportunity to operate a CAT 299D3 track loader (skid steer) and a CAT 309 excavator. Through this experience, you will gain tangible knowledge and you will be empowered to take action in your scenario with the power of appropriate technology. The experience will conclude around 4 pm. Guests are welcome book any of our lodging options on the farm. https://juneberry.com/lodging/
Ross Lackey is the lead designer at Juneberry Ridge. He is a certified permaculture designer with a BS in Biology and has studied keyline water management with Mark Shepard, author of Restoration Agriculture. Ross has been building earthworks and water management systems for 8 years.