No-Till Tools for Small Scale Farmers

Long Life Farm 11 East St., Upton

Are you working on a small to medium scale vegetable farm and interested in the tools you can use to minimize tillage and transition to no-till?  Join us at Long Life Farm to learn from farmers Laura Davis and Donald Sutherland. Discuss the practices and tools being used on their farm and the effect they’ve had on the health of their soil over the past 4 years.

By Donation

Tools for Transitioning to No-Till Vegetable Production

Simple Gifts Farm 1089 North Pleasant St., North Amherst

Are you working on a medium- to large-scale farm and interested in the tools you can use to minimize tillage and transition to no-till?  Join us at Simple Gifts Farm to learn from farm managers Jeremy Barker Plotkin and Dave Tepfen. Discuss the practices and tools they have tried, and continue to use, since moving towards no-till production over the past two years. 

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Monthly Min Till Farmers Call

Online

Take some time to chat with fellow farmers and farm advisors about tillage reduction and soil health in an open, roundtable environment. The Monthly Min-Till Farmer Call will be the first Monday of each month. No pre-registration required, this will be a free-form space with minimal moderation & with the goal of farmers being able to pose questions to each other and share resources, suggestions, and ideas about tillage reduction.

Monthly Min Till Farmers Call

Online

Take some time to chat with fellow farmers and farm advisors about tillage reduction and soil health in an open, roundtable environment. The Monthly Min-Till Farmer Call will be the first Monday of each month. No pre-registration required, this will be a free-form space with minimal moderation & with the goal of farmers being able to pose questions to each other and share resources, suggestions, and ideas about tillage reduction.

Monthly Min Till Farmers Call

Online

Take some time to chat with fellow farmers and farm advisors about tillage reduction and soil health in an open, roundtable environment. The Monthly Min-Till Farmer Call will be the first Monday of each month. No pre-registration required, this will be a free-form space with minimal moderation & with the goal of farmers being able to pose questions to each other and share resources, suggestions, and ideas about tillage reduction.

Monthly Min Till Farmers Call

Online

Take some time to chat with fellow farmers and farm advisors about tillage reduction and soil health in an open, roundtable environment. The Monthly Min-Till Farmer Call will be the first Monday of each month. No pre-registration required, this will be a free-form space with minimal moderation & with the goal of farmers being able to pose questions to each other and share resources, suggestions, and ideas about tillage reduction.

Interplanting and Plant Intensification

Gaining Ground Farm 341 Virginia Rd., Concord

Have you been considering starting, or transitioning to, a no-till farm? Join us at Gaining Ground Farm in Concord, MA to learn small-scale, high-yield methods for crop production using methods that minimize soil disturbance and maximize soil health. We will discuss what we love and don’t love about the tools we use: like planting with the paper pot transplanter, using the Johnny’s tilther for bed prep, the BSC power harrow, the broadfork, our cultivation tools, and greens harvester. Farm manager Anna Kelchlin will lead an interactive field walk with observations and input from guest presenter Yoko Takemura of Assawaga Farm in Putnam, CT.

$15

Monthly Min Till Farmers Call

Online

Take some time to chat with fellow farmers and farm advisors about tillage reduction and soil health in an open, roundtable environment. The Monthly Min-Till Farmer Call will be the first Monday of each month. No pre-registration required, this will be a free-form space with minimal moderation & with the goal of farmers being able to pose questions to each other and share resources, suggestions, and ideas about tillage reduction.

Compaction Mitigation with No-Till Practices

Freedom Food Farm 471 Leonard St., Raynham

Join us at Freedom Food Farm in Raynham, MA to learn from farm manager Chuck Currie and guest presenter Maggie Payne, from NRCS, about the role that minimum tillage and cover crops have on farm soil compaction mitigation. Chuck will give us a tour of his farm where he uses holistic and biodynamic farming principles to raise livestock, grow grain and vegetables for their CSA and farmers market. Chuck will also give a demonstration of their silage chopper and forage wagon that they are using for their transferred mulch system. Maggie and Chuck will discuss various practices and their effect on compaction.

$15

Designing and Planting a Diversified Hedgerow

Lillooet Farm 48 Topsfield Rd., Boxford

The Northeast has a rich biological landscape that has become increasingly fragmented by development. Join us to learn why bringing diversified hedges into the modern landscape will provide wildlife habitat, foster healthy soils and provide a variety of food and medicinal crops. Connor Stedman of Appleseed Permaculture will present the concept of hedgerows as part of a nuanced vision of a regional effort to create a more ecologically diverse and resilient landscape. Connor will be joined by Jimi Carnaza, who has been an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional in Essex County, MA, to offer local examples of more diversified hedges.

$25