Classes meet Tuesdays

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

through November 6th 


Classes are held on the farms throughout the Nevada County region.  See schedule for details.  Directions emailed one week prior to class. 


Molly Nakahara
Sierra Harvest

Farm Crew Agriculture Skills Course, 2019

Hone your skills! The Sierra Harvest Ag Skills Course offers a season of in-depth classes all about production farming.  All classes are taught on farms in Nevada County by local farmers and agricultural professionals. Location details are emailed one week in advance of class.  This course is designed to for beginning farmers interested in production scale agriculture. 

$45 for any individual class

Are you a current farmworker? Email kalita@sierraharvest.org and ask about a discounted rate and/or payment plan option.

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Class 14:   Seed Production and Seed Saving with Sarah Silverheels of For the People Seeds   

With the current loss of our seed heritage from large corporations purchasing so many seed companies, seed saving has become paramount to life saving.  We will learn what and how to plant for seed harvest and be shown some seed saving, cleaning and storage techniques.  Sarah Silverheels includes among her vegetable crops many varieties of traditional native plants for basketry and forage.  Sarah will share her knowledge of production seed farming and teach us to be seed keepers. 



Class 15:  Reading & Understanding Soil Tests and Plant Nutrient Needs with Amigo Bob Cantisano of Organic Ag Advisors  

Amigo has interpreted thousands of soil tests and advised on soil health for some of the largest farms in California and elsewhere.  One of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture, Amigo Bob Cantisano is perhaps best known as the founding organizer of the annual Ecological Farming Conference.  His search for a reliable source of organic inputs led him to start one of the first west coast farm suppliers, Peaceful Valley.  Organic Ag Advisors, has assisted hundreds of farms in transitioning from conventional to organic agriculture.