Thursday, January 19, 2012

Energy Training for Small Farms Workshop

Butterfly Energy Works is offering free Energy Training classes for small farms.  The class will be offered Monday, Jan 30, 2012 – 1:30 – 5:00pm.
Classes are free to attendees, and refreshments will be provided as well! This class will be a halfday event divided between "classroom" presentations and time on the ground at EarthDance Farm.

The class will cover a range of topics designed to help you understand energy use on your farm and in your home, give you useful information to help ur energy use and expenses, and that will help you plan for the future. Topics will include the following:

Energy efficient building science
Heating and cooling systems
Motors (fans, pumps, compressors)
Low-input farming practices
Renewable energy systems
Financial support programs

We'll emphasize a “big picture” approach to your farm’s energy usage. Energy conservation will be stressed – along with low-tech options for reducing your usage. To help you apply the training where it matters most – your farm and home - we'll provide you with guidelines to help you perform your own farm energy audit.

The final class is scheduled for at EarthDance Farms in Ferguson, MO (North St. Louis County). The class will run from 1:30-5:00. Please call if you would like more information or would like to reserve a slot. These classes will fill fast, and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Field Day: Energy Training
Monday, January 30, 2012
RSVP by Wed. January 25th, 2012
Phone: 314-961-8418
RSVP by Wed. January 25th, 2012


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