Avoid Compaction: Plant Garlic into Your Cover Crop!
September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Are you looking to optimize your on-farm cover cropping systems and identify opportunities to decrease the compaction of your soil? Planting garlic or a variety of other foods into your cover crop is a great way to optimize your fields, decrease the compaction levels of your soil, and increase the nutrient availability.
During this event, Chuck Currie of Freedom Food Farm will walk us through this process, and demonstrate how to minimize compaction, which is often propelled by tillage and frequent tractor passes. We’ll tour their fields and get a look at the variety of equipment they use to enhance their no-till farming practices, such as: a water wheel transplanter with a no-till coulter, a no-till drill to plant cover crop, and mulch transferring equipment.
Learn about and discuss which methods may work best for your farm, and identify opportunities for improving your own systems for healthier soil and increased productivity– right before we get ready to plant our garlic!