2019 Speaking Schedule
Nancy & Michael Phillips
We're thrilled to offer our take on earth wisdom whenever the opportunity arises. Hope to see ya soon!
January 18-19, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Ames, Iowa. Our fungal emissary brings the mycorrhizal good news to the Midwest! Michael's conference keynote will be a Soil Redemption Song featuring fungi and plants alike, followed by a Mycorrhizal Practicum to apply such principles to all cropping systems. The apple short course brings together IPM growers and organic growers to dialogue about biological management practices. See practicalfarmers.org for all the details.
February 23-24, Canadian Organic Growers, Cornwall, Ontario. Michael's contributions to EcoFarm Day will be a session on Fungal Consciousness followed by a Mycorrhizal Practicum. A full-day intensive on Successful Biological Orcharding follows on Sunday. See cog.ca/ottawa/eco-farm-day for all the details.
February 28 - March 2, Indiana Small Farm Conference, Danville, Indiana. We start with a full-day intensive on Successful Biological Orcharding. Workshop sessions with Michael will look at Supporting the Arboreal Food Web and the Great Mineral Debate. The conference keynote on Friday evening will be the full fungal expose that is Soil Redemption Song. Check purdue.edu/dffs/smallfarms/small-farm-conference-2019 for the scoop.
March 23, Home Orchard Care, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Join Michael for a day long workshop on how to grow fruit at home. Confidence to integrate tree fruits into your landscape begins with embracing biodiversity and knowing how to build system health. Register at berkshirebotanical.org.
April 14, Organic Orcharding 101, Pownal, Maine. Michael enjoys heading 'downeast' to teach folks for a full day on growing tree fruit organically for their families and communities. Come for a complete rundown on orchard pests, allies, diseases, and proven varieties from the holistic perspective. This year we meet at Portersfield Cider to see David Buchanan's dwarf tree orchard. Check out MOFGA's Events Calendar for all pertinent details.
April 20, Grafting & Pruning Class, Brownington, Vermont. Michael enjoys this annual demonstration day at the Old Stone House Museum in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Participants get to graft seedling rootstock under Michael's tutelage and then get to take their 'trees-to-be' back home. Pruning is explained in layman's terms and then aptly demonstrated.