farm hack and CSA gathering

Aug 19, 2018

The Landworkers Alliance Cymru, The Farm Hack Network and Social Farms and Gardens have teamed up to bring you an exciting event called ‘Community Farm Hack’. You are invited to come and get down and dirty in creating a sustainable food system.

This event brings together appropriate technology, peer-to-peer learning and community food projects in one jam packed four days. (There’s a pre-hack on 4th and 5th October).

What is a Farm Hack? Land workers and farmers are an innovative and creative lot and those inventions and on-farm solutions are being showcased at this event. We intend to employ peer-to-peer learning which means everyone is the teacher and everyone is a student; our learning is driven by our curiosity and inquisition.

We have some demonstrations of home made farm equipment, we have the development of an open source DIY farm robot, an open source plastic shredder with extruder and we have practical skills demonstrations and rolling skillshares such as metal work, forging, tool renovation, green wood work, timber frame building and more to be confirmed.

Do you have an invention you want to show off? Do you have a workshop proposal you want to offer? Do you have broken tools that need fixing, bring them along!

As part of the CSA gathering content you will be able to learn how to set up a CSA, how to better communicate with customers and volunteers, how to improve your horticultural work and also how to set up a livestock CSA. And we’ll include feedback and networking about how all the CSAs are getting on and what support they need.

Anyone interested in the CSA side of things can apply to us for a subsidised ticket through our funding support form Social Farms and Gardens. See our website for details, or email farmhackwales@gmail.com.

The main event on the 6th and 7th October is ticketed: this includes meals and camping. We have a sliding-scale ticket system to make sure as many people as possible can access the event. The preceding two days are for people who are passionate enough to get together and geek out about appropriate technology in the farming context. This pre-hack will be driven by the passions of the people involved and we only ask for a small donation for food on those days.

This is  a child-friendly event and we plan to have a kids’ space set up so that families can come and enjoy their time together while allowing parents to have the chance to get involved. Please get in touch so we know numbers and have enough support for the kids’ space team.

We look forward to seeing you at the event and we need you to make it as amazing as it can be. 

Venue

Tyddyn Teg 

Tyddyn Berth 

Bethel

Caernarfon ll55 3ps 

Website

https://bit.ly/2OenoY6 

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