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Turning the Compost: Effective Feedback for Farm Teams

Thursday, March 26, 2020
9:00 am5:00 pm
Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY
Turning the Compost: Effective Feedback for Farm Teams

*NOTE* This intensive is only open to farmers that have previously attended a two-day introductory class. Please inquire about the availability of complimentary overnight accommodation if needed (

How well does your team turn mistakes or failures into learning and improvement? Is your team able to pivot tension or conflict to strengthen relationships, improve trust, and build smoother operations? This workshop will help you and your team identify what is relevant for improving how you work together to meet your overall goals. Participants will learn how to create practical feedback processes that help clarify and refine roles and responsibilities. Participants will also learn how to develop those skills in your team, discover what guidance and mentoring works best, support accountability, and make the best use of individual strengths and talents.

About the Instructors:

Uma Lo has been practicing Nonviolent Communication intensively since 2012 and facilitating teams for over 20 years. She is a graduate of the BayNVC Leadership Program and is co-founder of POC4NVC, a network of practitioners and trainers applying Nonviolent Communication to transform power dynamics and the impacts of privilege/oppression. She offers mediation, facilitation, coaching, and consulting on collaborative leadership and collaborative organizational systems.

Claudia Kenny is the Statewide Director of the New York State Agriculture Mediation Program. Claudia has been studying Compassionate Communication (NVC) since 2009 as well as other conflict management theories and practices and works to build skills for collaboration in the agricultural community.

Claudia farms with her family at Little Seed Gardens, a diversified 97 acre farm, now in its 26th season.