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Farm Workshop: Weed Management Without a Tractor
June 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
SEMAP Member Event!
Mike and Kelli Roberts of Roots Farm will demonstrate new weeding tools and techniques such as “flame weeding” for maximizing production without a tractor in an intensive small plot. Innovative techniques include “occultation”, “solarization”, “flame weeding”, and “stale seed beds.” State-of-the-art hand hoes, wheel weeders, and wheel hoes will also be on display. Roots Farm is a 1.3 acre certified organic vegetable farm run by Mike and Kelli Roberts in Tiverton. The diversified farm uses an intensive, year-round growing style with high tunnels and low tunnels that allows for maximum efficiency of the land acreage, while making a variety of nutrient dense crops available throughout the year.