Growing Peace and Carrots

Friday, October 26, 3:30 - 5pm

Hansel Kern, Stone Mason, Farmer, Co-Owner of Kern Family Farms LLC
Hansel will share his experience of growing up on a homestead, being in the building trades for many years, and then running a family farm which has taken on over 500 interns from all over the world over the past 10 years. He also works with students at North Fork Elementary School and introduces them to how their food is grown, letting them interact with interns from around the world and providing what the students grow in the School Garden for use in the school cafeteria.

His farm and the School Garden use “No Till” agriculture. He will share his experience and talk about making peace with the soil and enhancing microbiology, earth worms and sequestering carbon, all while having fun, promoting cooperation and supplying healthy snacks for the students.