Past Presentations and Speaking Engagements

SBYFC20147th Annual National Young Farmers Conference Dec 3-5, 2014 at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Clara Coleman and Adam Lemieux of Johnny’s Selected Seeds will be presenting on ‘Designing and Managing the Moveable Greenhouse.’ More information can be found here.

mfteventOctober 14th, 2014 – Mainstreaming: Local Food to Institutions – at Colby College
Clara is the opening keynote for this inspiring event to increase local food supply to Maine’s institutions. For more information and to register for this free event, please visit Maine Farmland Trust’s website.

catherdraltunnelframeModular Cathedral Tunnel Building for Four-Season Vegetable Production Workshop w/Clara Coleman
Sponsored by: Golden Well Farm & Apiaries, 2 Wolves Center and ACORN
Join Clara Coleman on Saturday April 26th as she leads a 3-hour interactive demonstration workshop on how to construct a modular movable Cathedral Tunnel for small-scale four-season vegetable production. With the increased demand for affordable, simple and well-constructed high tunnel structures, Clara’s father Eliot Coleman designed and created this 14′ by 16′ modular movable Cathedral Tunnel at Four Season Farm last season. For as low as $2 per square foot, you can learn where to source materials, how to fabricate parts and the steps involved in constructing a modular Cathedral Tunnel for your farm or home garden. A detailed instruction manual will be provided to attendees along with a supplies list and calculator for estimating cost of materials. Best four-season growing practices, techniques, effective tools, and crop scheduling will also be discussed and time at the end for Q & A. Clara will be assisted by Adam Lemieux, Product Manager of Tools and Supplies at Johnny’s Selected Seeds and the creator of the Tool Dude’s Blog.

Location: The Nash Farm, home of Golden Well Farm & Apiaries 1089 River Road, New Haven VT – View Google Map
Follow signs to Parking area along River Road, walk across the bridge, and then walk up driveway.

Cost: $30 pre-register 2 Wolves Center or Golden Well Farm & Apiaries
$40 day of event
Ages 15 and younger free
Scholarships available, please inquire.

Rain or shine! Come weather prepared! And, if the weather is nice, you’re welcome to bring a bag lunch to enjoy on the farm.

More info: 2 Wolves Center or Golden Well Farm & Apiaries or call 802.870.0361

COBCConferenceClara is the featured four-season farming presenter at the 2014 Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia Winter Conference in Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, February 23rd 2014. Clara’s sister Melissa Coleman will be giving the opening keynote on this year’s conference theme of Work-Life Balance. Click here for registration information.


Eliot and Clara will be leading a Cathedral Tunnel building workshop at the 2013 Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture on Friday, December 6th.


Cathedral Tunnel Building Workshop with Eliot Coleman at MOFGA’s 37th Annual Common Ground County Fair September 20th – 22nd, 2013!


On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, Clara Coleman will be presenting a Low Tunnel Workshop at the Boyd Street Urban Farm at 5PM in association with Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Cultivating Community.

aroostookworkshopflyerThe Southern Aroostook County Soil & Water Conservation District presents Clara Coleman leading a Four Season Forward Workshop on producing year-round crops using high tunnels, low tunnels and Quick Hoops on September 11th 2013.Clara tilther
Workshop featured on Local WAGM TV8 News!

On Saturday, August 17th, 2013, Clara Coleman will be the featured farmer for the 2013 Follow the Farmer Seminar at A Joyful Noise Farm in Black Forest, Colorado .

Clara will lead two separate 2-hour workshops at the farm. The workshops will be a hands-on running dialogue with Clara and the small group accompanying her. The goal of the workshop is to give you a first hand view of a working small farm through the eyes of one of the nation’s foremost experts on organic four-season growing.

For more information or to register, please visit A Joyful Noise Farm.


Barbara Damrosch & Eliot Coleman invite you to join –

Clara Coleman and John Piotti of Maine Farmland Trust for an unforgettable dinner prepared and executed by Chef David Levi of the much anticipated Vinland Restaurant (opening in Portland summer 2013)

…and a chance to hear about how four-season farming can help Maine farms thrive.


Multiple courses plus wines
by Chef David Levi

Four Season Farm
609 Weir Cove Road
Harborside, Maine

Saturday, June 15
5:30 – refreshments in garden
6:15 – farm tour by Eliot Coleman
6:45 – remarks by John Piotti and Clara Coleman
7:00 – dinner
$300 per person
Dinner value of $100 allows guests a $200 tax-deductible contribution to MFT

RSVP by June 5 to Rachel Taker, 207-338-6575
Ask for a list of local accommodations, if desired.

MAINE FARMLAND TRUST has recently teamed up with Clara Coleman to help more Maine farmers benefit from the four-season farming techniques pioneered by Clara’s father, Eliot Coleman.