Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training
History of CRAFT
CRAFT was born in upstate New York in 1994 as a way to teach farm interns by offering opportunities for them to learn from different farmers in the region. Since then many other groups across the US and Canada have started chapters, and function in various ways to educate farmers, interns and the public alike. We are proud to join the ranks with the first ever Florida CRAFT chapter!
Red Hills CRAFT Goals
At the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance we know that farmers learn best from each other. The goal of Red Hills CRAFT is to encourage farmer to farmer education and networking through scheduled on and off farm workshops. The public will not be excluded from these events, but this effort is for farmer education.
CRAFT Workshop Fees:
Red Hills Farmer Members: $5 per person
Non-Members: $10 per person
Growing Produce Organically 101
Sunday December 11, 2022 from 1-3pm
Location: Full Earth Farm 458 Glory Rd Quincy FL 32352
Contact: 850 567 1493 or FullEarthFarm@gmail.com
What to Bring: Please wear close toed shoes, bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, and anything else you may need.
Join seasoned farmers Katie Harris and Aaron Suko of Full Earth Farm. They have been Certified Naturally Grown since 2010 and grow a diverse list of vegetables throughout the season. They will talk about nutrient management, weed management, pest management and tools of the trade (including tractor cultivation).
Grant Writing and Management
January 12, 3-5pm
Location: 1020 E. Lafayette Street, Suite 107, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Contact: Christina Lynch (850)-274-0703
What to Bring: notepad, pen, questions on grant management
Learn from Red Hills board member, herbalist and business consultant Christina Lynch about whether grants are right for your business, how to apply and how to manage funds once received. This workshop will be focused on incorporating and managing grants with your business, versus seeking current grant opportunities. Join us for tips on grant management and income diversification.
Seed Variety Selection and Seed Saving
January 28, 2023
Location: Turkey Hill Farm 3546 Baum Rd. Tallahassee Fl 32309
Contact: 850 980 2485 or TurkeyHillFarmTLH@gmail.com
What to Bring:
No one knows seeds better than Louise and Herman of Turkey Hill Farm. They have been farming for over 20 years and have some deep knowledge on seeds including which ones grow the best in this region, why choosing organically grown seeds matters, where to find the best selection, how to save seed and more!
Cost of Production and Setting Your Prices
Contact: Katie Harris FullEarthFarm@gmail.com
Join farmers Katie Harris of Full Earth Farm and Rose Karabush of Native Naturals in a discussion on how you can figure out the cost of producing the food you grow and how you can use the information you learn. They will talk about what it takes to figure out cost of production, why it is important for farm businesses, and what tools they have used to determine what crops are making them money, and which ones aren't.