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This article comes from the NOFA/Massachusetts 2018 February Issue Newsletter

By Sharon Gensler, Soil Carbon Outreach

Cover crops

I’m just back from another fantastic Winter Conference where it was great seeing so many of you, learning so much and having fun.

I was fortunate to be able to present a well-attended workshop for gardeners on the topic of soil improvement and carbon sequestration. Folks were really enthusiastic about the topic, and many plan on implementing some of these techniques in their own gardens.

I am setting up my presentation schedule for the upcoming months and am asking for your help. Please let me know if you would like this topic presented in your town – at a library, garden club, church/temple, community center, school, etc. Spring and Earth Day are perfect times to talk and be inspired about gardening. Below is a summary of the presentation. Write or call to set something up or talk more, email sharon@nofamass.org or call 978-544-6347

Cover Crops/No-Till For The Home Garden: Small Scale Practices for Soil improvement and Carbon Sequestration 

Maintaining living plant cover is one of the essential practices of building soil health. This workshop provides practical guidance on using cover crops in a small-scale, non-mechanized, no-till context to improve soil health, both for growing more nutritious food and for sequestering atmospheric carbon into the soil.

Presented by Sharon Gensler, homesteader, organic grower and educator for 38 years. Sharon uses no-till and cover crops soil building practices on a small scale. 

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