Welcome to the Draft Animal-Power Network!

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The goal of the Draft Animal-Power Network is to provide year-round educational and networking opportunities, highlighting ongoing efforts of people throughout the region who are educating, mentoring and building community around animal-power and renewable land use.

Our mission:  Advancing the use of draft animals and promoting sustainable land stewardship to build community through education and networking.

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Our Activities:

  • DAPNet Online Forum: An international forum that provides connections, help and support for and from others who use draft animals in their daily lives.
  • Draft Animal-Power Annual Gathering: Mark your calendars! October 8&9, 2016 in Charlestown NH
  • Draft-Animal Power Field DaysFall 2017 workshops and presentations (location TBA) will cover a wide variety of topics relating to oxen, mules and horses, their care, training and use. A track on Animal-Powered Market Gardening will be of great benefit to those seeking to expand their skills in organic production. A vast array of topics will offer plenty of inspiration for novices and experienced teamsters alike.
  • Twice Yearly Newsletter: Photos, unique articles, and a calendar of upcoming events fill the pages of our biannual, printed or e-newsletter. A significant portion of our membership are not online and they value this resource that connects them with the organization.
  • Regional Educational Events: These events cover a wide variety of topics in various formats and are offered across the northeastern US. Past events include Logging Workshops, Plow Clinics and Driving Basics classes.

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Contact us:

  271 Plank Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491-9678   802-763-0771   dapnetinfo@gmail.com

Here are some pictures from the 2016 Annual Gathering. More on Facebook.

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