On-Farm Soil Management
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 4 - 6pm
Arethusa Farm, Burlington, VT

Thomas Case and Ben Dana of Arethusa Farm took the Northeast-SARE funded Digging Deep: An Advanced Soils Course for Vegetable Growers this past winter. Join Thomas and Ben -- along with UVM Extension Vegetable and Berry Specialist Vern Grubinger, UVM Extension Agronomist Heather Darby, and NOFA-VTs Vegetable and Fruit Advisor Wendy Sue Harper-- as they show us how they have applied what they learned about soil fertility management, and cover crops, and production strategies. Arethusa Farm grows a wide variety of mixed vegetables with a focus on mesclun, carrots and squash.

A potluck will follow; please bring a dish to share!

Free for VOF farmers and VV&BGA members, $10 for NOFA-VT members, $15 non-members

Directions to Arethusa Farm, Burlington:

From Riverside Ave in Burlington, turn down Intervale Rd (not Ave); the farm is located about one mile from the top. The road turns to dirt after Gardener's Supply. Look for oval sign with our the farm name and yellow paint on the right side.

The parking area will be signed.

Questions?  Vern Grubinger 802-257-7967 x303 or Wendy Sue Harper 802-434-4122 x21

Sponsored by: University of Vermont Extension, the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, Vermont Organic Farmers / NOFA-VT, and the Risk Management Agency, which provides sound risk management solutions for farmers, see: www.rma.usda.gov

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