The Lean Farm Start-up: 2-Day Intensive Course Sept. 7-8, 2018, at Clay Bottom Farm, Goshen, IN

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The Lean Farm Start-up: 2-Day Intensive Course Sept. 7-8, 2018, at Clay Bottom Farm, Goshen, IN

500.00

An exclusive two-day intensive with Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, at Clay Bottom Farm.

When: September 7-8, 2018, 8:30 am - 4 pm both days

Location: Clay Bottom Farm, Goshen, Indiana

Description: In 2017 we bought a large urban lot, sold our rural farm of 10 years, and started building a brand new farm, including a barn-house and a state of the art greenhouse. Our inspirations were the "connected" farms of new England, Japanese market farms, and the "Hof" that Ben's German ancestors used as a house and an animal barn.

In this course you will receive a deep dive tour of our new farm, learn about the five lean design principles we used, and learn smooth flow principles to lean up your existing farm or build a new one. Better design = happier farmers and more profitable farms! Course includes catered lunch on both days, and you will receive a set of plans for our barn-house, propagation house, and greenhouse.

Class size is limited to 20 students, sign up today!

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In addition, you will receive a “Mastermind” session with Ben to discuss your own farm design challenges. Please bring along 3-5 questions for Ben to answer about your farm design.

Specifically, in this course you will

  • learn about cutting-edge greenhouse design

  • lean flow design in processing rooms

  • efficient techniques for starting new plots

  • see lean systems in working operation on our farm

  • get inspired to lean up your existing farm set up or build a new one!

Cost includes catered lunches using Clay Bottom Farm food.

Housing, breakfast, and supper are up to students to arrange on their own. There are many quality bed and breakfast establishments and hotels in the Goshen area, including:

Red Bridge Retreat

Inn on South 5th

Roselane Farm Bed and Breakfast

Some of our favorite places to eat include Kelly Jae’s Cafe, Venturi, Maple City Market, Goshen Brewing Co., Constant Spring, and the Olympia Candy Kitchen.

For questions, email Ben using this contact form.