Strategies For Minimizing Tillage: Occultation, Permanent Beds, and Strip Tillage

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
First Light Farm, Hamilton, MA

Soil organic matter is an organic farmer' best friend: it holds moisture, provides habitat for soil life, and is the key ingredient of good tilth. In order to hold onto that organic matter, Mike Raymond of First Light Farm has been experimenting with a number of strategies to keep weeds down while damaging the soil as little as possible. During this workshop, Mike will walk us through his fields, show us an occultation demo, and give you the tools to reduce tillage on your land while still growing great crops.