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

Sunday, 9 July 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Woven Roots Farm
12 McCarty Road
Tyringham, MA
Cost:

NOFA/MOFGA Member - $75
General Public - $95
*add $10 for walk-ins

 

Limited scholarships are available for beginning farmers (those growing 10 or less years) who are active NOFA/Mass members. To apply please click here.  

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

About the Instructors:

Jen and Pete Salinetti own and operate Woven Roots Farm, a vegetable CSA, wholesale operation and education center based in Tyringham, MA. They focus on bio-intensive growing using no-till and regenerative farming practices.  For the past 16 years, Jen and Pete have taught classes and lead garden education programs throughout the Berkshires

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Lunch will be potluck style. Please plan on bringing a dish to share or bring your own lunch.

For information on our refund and inclement weather policy, click here.

For questions contact Dan Bensonoff, education events organizer, at dan@nofamass.org or 860-716-5122

 

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