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Producing Greens for Winter CSA

February 23, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
First Light Farm
464 Highland Street
Hamilton, MA
Cost: $25 NOFA members; $30 non-members

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Mike RaymondFirst Light Farm systems include two hoop houses. Workshop will include discussions on marketing of winter CSA, low-till winter management, timing of crop rotations between successive harvest seasons, managing crop residue, transplanting greens into hoop house during fall to extend the summer harvest and provide consistent production, timing of irrigation and mulching for adequate moisture for seeding/transplanting, and the use of row covers.

Instructor: Mike Raymond has been producing winter greens at First Light Farms for three seasons.

This is one in a series of workshops on winter growing. To view additional offerings, click here.
 
Workshops will be held partly outside, partly indoors, and partly in the greenhouse. Be prepared for cold temperatures, and dress in layers. Bring a camera, notebook, warm clothes, snacks for yourself, and boots that can get wet.
 
Registration Details
 
  • The cost of all workshops is $30, with discounts for NOFA membership ($5) and early registration (14 days before the workshop) ($5).
  • Pre-registration is required unless arranged by phone with the organizer, Ben Grosscup, cell: 413-658-5374.
  • Cancellations will be honored and refunds issued (except $8 processing fee) with notice made within 10 or more days of the workshop. After that, you may designate someone else to attend in your stead, but refunds will not be available.
  • Carpooling is encouraged, and on your registration form, you’ll have the opportunity to be connected with other registrants in your local area who also want to carpool to the workshop.
  • For more information, contact Ben Grosscup, Education Events Coordinator, at ben.grosscup@nofamass.org or 413-658-5374.

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