Join us Tuesday, May 21 (6-8pm) for our monthly Root Stock potluck. Hosted by Bramble Hollow Farm in Montvale, we will hear from guest speaker Jeff Mattocks, renowned poultry nutritionist, who will be talking about how to optimize the natural health of pastured poultry flocks. This will be an insightful discussion with plenty of information to take notes about. Bring a notebook and a pen and come with questions. Commercial pastured poultry farmers and backyard flock raisers alike will benefit from Jeff’s deep knowledge of optimizing poultry health naturally.

MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Jeff Mattocks has over 20 years’ experience working with organic, pastured, and sustainable agriculture. He is actively involved in diet formulation for all types of livestock and poultry for organic and sustainable farmers. Jeff also assists and educates farmers with better management practices increasing animal health, productivity and return income from poultry and livestock. The education includes local farmer meetings, speaking at conference workshops, hosting field days and conducting field trials on controversial feeding methods. He is always striving to learn and understand more about how to keep poultry and livestock healthy, productive and profitable.

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Bring a friend, a healthy dish to share, and your own dishware. Latecomers welcome. This is a family friendly event but children must be supervised. Please consider bringing a $5 donation. All donations for the evening will go to the speaker.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (6-8pm)
– Welcome starts at 6:00. There will be no sharing time this time around.
– Eating will start early to give time for our topic of the evening.

WHERE:
Bramble Hollow Farm (hosted by Brent and Anna Wills): 2108 Hutchens Road, Montvale, Virginia 24122 (western edge of Bedford County (headed towards Roanoke)

DIRECTIONS: Get on US 460 to Montvale, turn on Goose Creek Valley Road (695) heading north, go 0.5 mile and turn right to stay on Goose Creek Valley Road. Go 4 miles, take a left onto Walnut Grove Church Road (694) for 0.1 mile. At church, stay right onto gravel road (downhill) for 1 mile. Turn left onto Hutchens Road–becomes private road halfway–to very end. We are the last property on Hutchens Road.

WHAT TO BRING:
– Healthy food to share.
– A friend.
– Your own dishware.
– Suggested donation: $5

Please RSVP. Let Us Know You’re Coming!