Online Tutorial: Monday, February 18 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm EST
(Join online via Zoom with a good internet connection)
Register: Click Here
Google Earth is a free and valuable tool which helps producers of any type and scale learn about aspects of the land with which they are working.
Join farmer and extension educator Steve Gabriel to learn the basic functions in the program and how you can measure distances for fencing, estimate acreage and design paddocks, dig into USDA NRCS soils data, upload detailed contour maps, and plan for the coming season by learning a few simple tools and tricks. Students will receive some follow up information and steps to start working on their own farm plan.
After the initial Part I online session on February 18 (which can also be viewed from the Groundswell office), students are invited back in person for Part II on March 18 to join a live working session where you can ask questions and work on your farm plans with support. Join us for just one, or both sessions.
Part II: Follow up Workshop: Monday, March 18 from 5:30 – 7:00pm
(In person at the Groundswell Center office only). Please bring a laptop computer for this session if you have one. A limited number will also be available for use during the session, so just let us know if you need it!
About Steve Gabriel: Steve grew up in the Finger Lakes Region and from a young age took a passion for nature, forests, and farming. He graduated from Empire State College with a BS in Environmental Science, an educational path which incorporated aspects of forestry, ecology, and permaculture. He co-founded the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute in 2005 and has been working at Cornell Small Farms Program in 2009, focusing on agroforestry research and education. He co-operates Wellspring Forest Farm where they produce shiitake mushrooms, duck eggs, pastured lamb, and maple syrup. He co-authored “Farming the Woods” with Cornell professor Ken Mudge and recently published “Silvopasture: A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem.”