About Andrea Eygenraam

Author, Speaker and Motivational Coach using traditional and metaphysical modalities to help you get unstuck and live the life of your dreams

Eco Farm Day Cornwall

Come see Norm today at Eco Farm Day in Cornwall!

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On Common Ground: Farming and food in a shifting climate This year’s theme On Common Ground: Farming and food in a shifting climate aims to widen the scope of the conference by highlighting issues that we all face in the community -including farmer mental health, climate change, and succession planning. As always, we are also planning some fantastic workshops for livestock producers, market gardeners, and crop producers. Our theme recognizes that we are at a particular moment where the urgency of the climate crisis is in the public discourse. Together, we have the potential to solve this crisis by restoring soil health and through soil carbon sequestration. We have an estimated 60 years left of soil based food. If we do not recognize our common ground and scale up efforts massively and immediately, the environmental, economic, and social threats to food and farming will continue to grow each year.

Why Wait Until Spring?

In an ideal world, we would have nothing to do in the summer but have time to build the extra space we need for growing, storage or livestock housing requirements.

The reality is, that is seldom how things work, but many of the people that we talk to are intimidated by the possibility of building either in winter or when times are less then ideal.

When your Plan A won’t work there are actually many other options when it comes to scheduling putting up your building.

During late fall, winter or early spring, you will need to be a bit more selective as to the days you will be working, but it can be accommodated. It will not be as convenient, but that does not mean you have to do without that extra required space for the upcoming year.

The first thing we need from you is a bit of information to have a good understanding of the area you are working with. This will allow us to advise you on how to get a proper foundation in.

The phrase “there is no such thing as too many anchors” is even more applicable during inclement weather.

After that, you simply pick your days when you work outside or you simply work shorter days.

Unless you hit it very lucky with an abnormally perfect cover day, the reality is, is that the cover will not go on perfectly. This is ok since there are ways of overcoming this as well.

We have additional information on our website to work with temporarily securing a loose cover and the process of retightening a cover once warmer weather comes. We will have short videos explaining this process up shortly. Any possible inconvenience of having to do this retightening will be more than offset by the convenience of having that extra space now, rather then trying to accommodate building later.

We look forward to working though your challenges with you