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Winter Growing and Season Extension Practices Workshop
December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Farm owners, Mike and Kelli Roberts, will demonstrate how to grow and cultivate a variety of crops on a year-round basis with the use of unheated, moveable high tunnels and low tunnels. The workshop will focus on winter growing, with a discussion of optimizing planting dates and varieties for the winter, preparation of 30-inch beds, as well as maintaining soil and crop health.
Roots Farm is a 1.3 acre certified organic vegetable farm run by Mike and Kelli Roberts in Tiverton. This diversified farm uses an intensive, year-round growing style with high tunnels that allow for maximum efficiency of the land acreage while making a variety of nutrient-dense crops available throughout the year.
This is a free event. Registration is a courtesy for our Host Farms. Last-minute attendees are welcome! Please dress for the weather and check this site or nofari.org for potential cancellations. Photographs may be taken at this event to be used for NOFA RI promotional material and appear on our webpage. This event is funded through the RI DEM via a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant.