Welcome to the Draft Animal-Power Network!
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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- 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 Field Days: Fall 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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Here are some pictures from the 2016 Annual Gathering. More on Facebook. Thanks to Robyn Jurechko for her excellent photography and being an all-around, super DAPNet volunteer!