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    Tickets Now On Sale For The Joel Salatin/Polyface Farm Event!

    Space is limited. So if you want to join us, get your tickets soon.
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 3:08 PM

As announced last week, Joel Salatin and his team have contacted me, letting us know they’re willing to offer the Peak Prosperity tribe an amazing two-day (Fri-Sat) experience June 25-26, 2021 at Polyface Farms in Swoope, VA focused on the fundamentals of sustainable farming and food production.

Tickets to this event are now officially on sale. The price is $350 per person (Peak Prosperity’s premium subscribers receive a 20% discount)

I mentioned we need to sell at least 80 tickets to lock in this event with Joel’s team. Based on the results of the survey from last week, it looks like we’ll easily blow through that and actually be much more in danger of hitting the maximum capacity limit of 300 people.

So if you’re hoping to join us at this event, we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets soon.

It’s SO refreshing to know that, in just a few months, the Peak Prosperity tribe will be gathering at Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm for an educational and social experience out in the sunshine of one of the most admired farms in America.

We sure hope to see you there!


What To Expect

Joel and the Polyface team will tailor the final curriculum to our interests. But programming we’re already discussing includes:

  • Raising portable livestock & the systems required (fencing, water, shelter)
    • Cows
    • Pigs
    • Chickens (broilers)
    • Chickens (layers)
    • Turkeys
    • Rabbits
    • Sheep
    • Ducks
  • Processing poultry and rabbits on your own
  • Soil Fertility
    • Carbon economy
    • Composting
    • Perennial root pulsing
  • Designing your farmstead
    • Reading the topography
      • Placement for efficiency
      • Access development
  • Building essential farmstead structures
    • Do-it-yourself
    • Deep bedding
    • Functionality
  • Profiting from your woodlot
    • Selecting to upgrade
    • Using everything
    • Milling on a band saw mill
  • Developing farmstead water systems
    • Ponds
    • Pumping
    • Pipes
    • Cisterns
  • Leasing nearby properties for farmstead use

Day one will be fully packed with presentations, tours, and live demos on the farm. A fresh farm lunch and dinner will be included.

Day two will continue the learning, though also have intentional space for the PP tribe to socialize and enjoy each other’s company. Fresh farm lunch included.

This is an experience I’ve been trying to line up for years with Joel. If you’re interested in learning how to improve your own food production and Living Capital resilience, it really doesn’t get any better than this. There’s no better master on the subject alive today.

A Few Additional Important Details

  • Joel and Polyface Farm are known for their libertarian approach to life. At this stage of COVID, they are leaving mask-wearing up to individual choice.  Much of the weekend will be spent outdoors on farm tours and demonstrations; but if the thought of possibly being around others not wearing masks in late June concerns you, perhaps coming isn’t a good idea.
  • If you need a reminder of the programming currently planned for this event, which will cover topics from boosting soil fertility to raising livestock, click here.
  • A list of recommended lodging options (including some that offer a Polyface Farm discount) can be found here.
  • I plan to attend this event along with my family. As best we know at this time, Chris is unlikely to make it. As a reminder: this is NOT a Peak Prosperity-led event like our annual seminars — so there won’t be presentations by Chris and me. This is a Polyface event being produced by Joel and team for the benefit of the Peak Prosperity tribe. Which is much better, as they know way more about the best practices of sustainable farming 🙂
  • Peak Prosperity’s premium subscribers receive a 20% discount off of the $350/ticket price for this event. That’s a $70/ticket savings. If you’re not currently a premium subscriber, consider becoming one now by clicking here. If you purchase a monthly subscription for $30, you’ll then save more than 2x that per ticket on this event — plus enjoy PeakProsperity.com’s premium content.

We are super excited as this is an experience I’ve been trying to line up for years with Joel.

As a reminder, Polyface will let us bring 300 people max to this event. I hope you’re one of them!


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  • Fri, Mar 12, 2021 - 4:33pm



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    Any camping at PolyFace, or close by?

    Just wondering, trying to keep this road trip on the cheap...other than the ticket.

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  • Sat, Mar 13, 2021 - 9:26am



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    I was curious about alternatives

    Peak Prosperity has featured Singing Frogs Farm in the past.  I got on their website and saw that they have workshops available.

    Singing Frogs Farm is not focused on animal agriculture.  I mention this because I’m not the only that visits this website who does not eat animals.

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  • Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 10:05am



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    activities for young kids?

    Are there any activities for children as young as 5 years old during the class sessions?

    I would love for my husband and I to come, but we need to know what to do with our children.

    Pls kindly advise. Also, any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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  • Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 5:19pm



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    LBL said:

    >>  Are there any activities for children as young as 5 years old during the class sessions?


    It's a beautiful drive on 12 West from Sebastopol.

    Lots of beaches.

    People usually do the return drive on 116 which goes through Guerneville & Russian River.

    Or you can do the loop in the Counterclockwise direction.

    Either way there lots of small shops etc.


    Also there is a Peanuts ice skating rink in the Northwest part of Santa Rosa, on the edge of where they had the fires in 2017.


    Also there is Hiking soccer etc. at some big park on 12 in Sebastopol.  Sort of a nature preserve with wetlands etc.

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  • Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 7:04am



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    300 customers at Polyface to listen to Joel Salatin.............

    300 people will listen to one presenter at a time?  will this be done in an auditorium?
    Maybe split into 3 groups of 100 people each (in large lecture halls?)

    The picture on this advertisement shows Joel without a megaphone talking with about 10 people outside.  I dont see how that works with 300 people.........

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  • Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 7:43am

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    Multiple presenters/presentations, farm tours, demonstrations

    Mots -

    The event is being produced by Joel and the Polyface staff. Yes, there will be some sit-down presentations, but mostly it will be educational tours of different stations at the farm and demonstrations of various farming/pasturing practices. Lots of walking and interactivity.

    At times, folks will be broken up into groups where one gets Tour A and the other Tour B, etc. Then they'll switch (the first getting Tour B and the other Tour A).

    Not to be left out, there will structured time on Day 2 for socializing (something most of us haven't done much of in over a year), where folks can go wherever they want to on the farm with whomever they want to talk with.

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  • Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 11:42am



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    Open House at Polyface Farms

    About 8 years ago, I attended what was billed as the last "Open House" at Polyface Farms. I even have the sweatshirt.  🙂

    Bruce in Polyface Farms Sweatshir

    I am glad they are doing an open house/tour for the PP tribe. The open house I attended was well-worth the time and money. The tours were highly organized and enjoyable . They broke us into smaller groups of about 20-30 people and started us touring the farm in rotation with brief presentations followed by questions at each major operation or facility at the farm.

    My favorite presentation/stop on the tour was the "pigerators" where they use hogs (which have a natural instinct to root and dig) to aerate their compost piles. They bait the hogs by sprinkling handfuls of corn in the compost, and the hogs root around in the piles, aerating them, while searching for the corn.

    So, if you have the time and the inclination, Polyface Farms is a great experience.

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  • Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 12:21pm



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    hennypenny said:

    I would like to see the famous Polyface Farm, but as a vegetarian, I'm afraid there's going to be a lot of content that I can't use.

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  • Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 5:34pm



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    Going. But no Chris is a bummer!!!!

    I’ve attended Joel’s seminars before at Monticello and am not sorry to see Polyface. However, I have been following and had a connection to Chris since ‘06?.   Without Chris this loses much. I would love to shake his hand. His absence may well kill PP.

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  • Sun, Mar 21, 2021 - 11:27am



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    dreinmund said:

    Now that the investor issue is resolved, I hope that Chris will be able to join. One way or another, I expect this to be a good event. Looking forward to it.

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  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021 - 12:22pm


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    Camping and car pooling

    I would consider coming if:

    1. I could find reasonably priced camping within about 30 minutes.  I did a quick search when the event was first posted and it did not look super promising.  Does anyone have any info on this?
    2. I could find someone to carpool with from the northeast.  I'm near Albany, but we could probably find a place to park a car somewhere near NYC if you're coming from New England.

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