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Tue Aug 20 2019

  • Small Scale No-Till Vegetable and Seed Production
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
    HeartLand Farms, 74 Gilson Rd. Hartland VT

    COST: Free for members of the Vermont Vegetable & Berry Growers Association (VVBGA), $10 for non-members.*

    Join Brian Stroffolino for a tour and discussion of permaculture and no-till techniques on his hillside farm that has 2 acres of veggies, 1.5 acres of fruit, nuts, and berries, and a couple of high tunnels for overwintering seed crops. He produces for farmers’ market and some local buyers, but is shifting to seed-saving of vegetables, grains and herbs with sales through an online catalog (Solstice Seeds) that focuses on rare, diverse and resilient varieties. UVM Extension’s Laura Johnson and Becky Maden will be present to discuss reduced-till techniques and how to manage nutrients in this unique scenario. UVM’s plant breeder Eric JB Von Wettberg will also be present to talk seed-saving and soil health.

    CONTACT: Questions? Contact Vern Grubinger,802-257-7967 x303. To request a disability-related accommodation, contact Dana Rupert,802-257-7967 by July 31 so we may assist you.

    * Membership in the VVBGA costs $55 per farm, per calendar year. The VVBGA works with University of Vermont Extension to deliver education and applied research for its growers.