Saturday, June 30, 2012

Raising sheep on a small-scale

The Accokeek Foundation is having an in-depth class on raising sheep on a small scale on Saturday, July 7, 2012, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn strategies for raising and managing sheep on small acreage.

The class is for both the serious small-scale producer and the homesteader. Everything from breed selection to marketing will be covered in the two hour class.

Hog Island sheep:  a rare and heritage breed
image source:  Accokeek Foundation Flickr photostream

About the Accokeek Foundation
Founded in 1957 to protect the view from George Washington’s Mount Vernon across the Potomac River, the Accokeek Foundation was one of the nation’s first land trusts. The Foundation continues land conservation efforts to ensure continued protection of the viewshed and working landscapes.

The Foundation also manages the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum established in 1958 which depicts a Maryland middling family farm on the eve of the American Revolution. Through heritage breed livestock and seed saving programs, nearly extinct heirloom crops and animals are preserved for future generations.

The Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship was created in 2008 to teach and inspire people to use principles and practices of sustainability in agriculture and everyday life. The CAES offers workshops, field days, presentations, community forums, and guided tours covering topics ranging from sustainable agriculture to green living, environmental science, and local food.


Online registration for sheep class

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