Tues, April 5, 10 am to 3 pm
First Lutheran Church, Albany, NY
with growers Don MacLean , Thompson-Finch Farm, Ancram, NY
and Clifford Hatch, Upinngil Farm, Gill, MA
and Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension Vegetable & Berry Specialist
$30 members - $35 non-members Includes lunch catered by Spoonful.
Organic strawberries are a seasonal delight and fetch a pretty penny
at the market because it takes such skill to produce them in abundance.
Don MacLean of Thomson-Finch Farm in Ancram, NY,
and Clifford Hatch of Upinngil Farm in Gill, MA are both successful growers,
passionate about their work and known for being good teachers.
At this workshop they will share their knowledge and experience in
organic strawberry production as well as other small fruits.
The workshop will specifically address issues of production methods,
fruit quality and consistency, pricing and markets.
Vern Grubinger writes a monthly column on vegetable and berry issues
in Farming magazine,
and a monthly column on organic farming inGrowing magazine,
in addition to putting out UVM Extensionís Vermont Vegetable & Berry News.
In this workshop he will focus on organic strawberry crop rotation.
A fourth speaker is yet to be announced to address issues of
biological controls and integrated pest management.
This workshop is intended for professional growers,
however content will certainly be applicable to serious organic gardeners.
To register call to reserve your place at 518-271-0744, ext. 3, ML
Then mail your check payable to Regional Farm & Food Project,
295 Eighth Street, Troy, NY 12180. www.farmandfood.org
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