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No-Till Market Gardening Intensive: Tools and Techniques For Vital Crops and Healthier Soils

July 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$75 - $105

Learn techniques for intensively growing vegetables using no-till practices on a commercial scale from long-time farmers Jen and Pete Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm. Jen and Pete have managed their diversified vegetable farm for over 15 years using inexpensive, low-tech tools. Their system has built a soil with incredible structure, water-holding capacity, and the soil life needed to grow nutrient-dense crops. They’ve been able to do so all while reducing the use of fossil fuels and compaction associated with tractor equipment.

During this day-long workshop we’ll learn the fundamentals of their no-till system. including detailed information and hands-on demos on:

  • Understanding the principles of soil health
  • Fertility: what amendments to use, when to add them, and how they’re incorporated
  • Transplant production and direct-seeding into no-till beds
  • Bed preparation
  • How to transition a bed to a new crop within 24 hours
  • Controlling annual and perennial weeds
  • Tips for growing the healthiest transplants
  • Pathway management
  • Irrigation and reducing water use
  • Inexpensive season extension techniques
  • Proper use and maintenance of essential tools

Details

Date:
July 9, 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$75 - $105
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.nofamass.org/events/no-till-market-gardening-intensive-tools-and-techniques-vital-crops-and-healthier-soils

Venue

Woven Roots Farm
12 McCarty Road
Tyringham, MA United States
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Website:
https://www.wovenrootsfarm.com/

Organizer

NOFA/Mass
Website:
http://www.nofamass.org