Classes meet Tuesdays 

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

July - September


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

Sierra Harvest Agriculture Skills Course, 2020

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. 

$22/ class.   Only a few spots remain!

Questions?  Email molly@sierraharvest.org

Register Now!



Class 11    


September 15th


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

With the current loss of our seed heritage and diversity from consolidation of seed companies, seed saving has become paramount to life saving.  Learn best practices for planting, harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storage.  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 12


September 22nd


Small Farm Engine Maintenance with Paul Glowaski of Dinner Bell Farm

 You go into farming to get your hands in the dirt, but every farmer spends a good amount of time with wrench in hand.  Knowing how to keep equipment in good working order is an essential skill. Learn tools and tips for keeping your farm machines in great working order.  Regular maintenance can save you time and money!  Paul Glowaski owns Dinner Bell Farm and is constantly rebuilding machines from walk-behind tractors to weed whips, chainsaws to tractors.  He apprenticed with the infamous Lowell Webb of Webbs Farm Supply. 

Class 13


September 29th


Successful CSA’s– with Jake Benedict of Mountain Bounty Farm

Stay-at-Home orders re-ignited interest in Community Supported Agricultural programs.  Join Jake Benedict who, for the past 10 years, has managed crop production for Mountain Bounty Farm’s CSA program on 18 acres in North San Juan. At over 800 produce boxes a week and dozens of pick-up sites from Penn Valley to Reno, Mountain Bounty’s CSA is a model of how a farm can directly feed a regional community.