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Monday, November 29 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Raising Sheep on a Regenerative Vegetable Farm

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In this session, Brenda Hsueh from Black Sheep Farm will be sharing her knowledge of sheep care gleaned over 13 years of farming. While sheep haven't always been a large part of the farm, they have always been present, while she worked a 1 acre organic market garden, which is now almost fully transitioned to no-till. In the past few years, the sheep side of the farm has grown exponentially (that's what happens with breeding!) and both Brenda and her partner Skyler are full-time on the farm, working various aspects of the vegetable and sheep operations. The sheep are grazed under intensive grazing management during the growing season, and fed hay in the barn for the winter and lambing season (lots of bedding pack to be turned into compost for the vegetable garden and fields!). They market meat, livestock, tanned lambskins, and fibre (fleeces, yarns, socks, etc.) produced from their sheep flock. This session is everything they wish they had known about sheep, but with the caveat that just because you hear about it now, you won't really get it, until you experience it.

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Brenda Hsueh

Black Sheep Farm
Brenda Hsueh is a Chinese Canadian woman farmer, who has been farming Black Sheep Farm in Grey County since 2009. She first came to farming single, and jaded from years of working a desk job in Toronto. Now she farms with her partner Skyler, and their daughter Emma, often tired and... Read More →


Monday November 29, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EST
Online over Zoom