The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Soil Carbon Garden/Homestead Presentation Available for Your Organization

Sharon GenslerMany people are concerned about climate change and search for ways to lessen its impact and lower their carbon footprint. Sharon Gensler, homesteader, organic gardener and educator of 38 years, has prepared a presentation, No-Till Cover Crops For The Home Garden: Small Scale Practices for Soil improvement and Carbon Sequestration, teaching the general public and growers alike to better understand and implement regenerative-growing techniques.

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 for growing more nutritious food, more vibrant ornamentals and for sequestering atmospheric carbon into the soil. These practices remove carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it in soil while improving soil quality and providing more nutritious food.

This talk is geared to gardeners and homesteaders.  It will address the overall issues and teach specific techniques that they can implement and it will inspire them to take action.  

Many scientists, researchers, agricultural innovators, and governments are advocating for these techniques. It has been said that if we increase the quantity of carbon contained in soils by .4%/year, we can halt the annual increase of carbon in our atmosphere and in fact, decrease the level to below 350ppm. 

We are really excited about this new program and hope that we can work with you to spread this important information.  Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Travel expenses and honorarium requested.

Please contact Sharon Gensler for details of scheduling at

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