Farming Fundamentals 4: Ecological Farming

The National Young Farmers Coalition is hosting this workshop in collaboration with Solidarity Farm, Pauma Tribal Farm, and Batra Ecological Strategies. This workshop is for people who have some farming/ranching experience and are looking to understand how to begin implementing ecological practices using local, state, and federal financial and informational resources. 

Solidarity Farm is a worker-owned farm and Pauma Tribal Farm is an initiative of the Luiseño-Pauma Tribe. This on-farm workshop will demonstrate ecological practices that help build soil health, conserve water, mitigate climate change, and reinvigorate cultural practices. This working farm will also share how they’ve used government programs, worked with service providers, and engaged a community of practice to finance and develop their ecological practices.

Batra Ecological Strategies will provide context, science, and guidance as to the principles for ecological farming.

Lunch will be provided as part of your registration. Please register by March 28, 2019.

A limited number of fee waivers are available upon request; please contact to request a waiver.


This workshop is the final part of a 4-part FUNDAMENTALS series hosted by NYFC. In this seires, we are providing resources requested in San Diego interviews and a listening session from Spring 2018. Each workshop will build on each other so that you come out with the start of a farm business plan. Workshops will be:

  • Dec 13-14, 2018 Land and Water ($40)

  • Feb 4, 2019 Cost of Farming: farm costs and financing ($10)

  • Mar 20, 2019 Business Entity and Planning: business entity choice and business planning basics ($10)

  • Apr 4, 2019 Ecological Farming: financial resources and practices for implementing ecological farming ($10)

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