High Tunnels and Soil at Indian Line Farm
Spring Farmer-to-Farmer Networking Meeting
Thursday April 4, 2:00-5:00PM
Indian Line Farm
57 Jug End Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Join us at Indian Line Farm to learn about protected culture growing and soil testing. Farmer Elizabeth Keen will give us an overview of the tunnels in use at Indian Line as they transition from winter to summer crops. Indian Line is adding a 3rd tunnel for the 2019 season. Katie Campbell-Nelson, UMass vegetable educator extraordinaire, will join us to give us some insight from her recent high tunnel soil testing project as well as some hands-on time learning how to effectively use some of the instruments involved in testing your soil.
We will wrap up the afternoon with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Katie to discuss your soil tests, some open networking, and refreshments. Bring your soil test results and questions, and enjoy some time to chat and share with your fellow farmers.
There is no charge to attend. All farmers and their staff are welcome. Registration is requested.
Presenters: Elizabeth Keen has operated Indian Line Farm in historic South Egremont since 1997. One of the founding farms of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement, Elizabeth, along with her family and farm staff, produce beautiful, bountiful vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits for their members and customers.
Katie Campbell-Nelson is a vegetable production specialist at UMass Extension and a co-editor of the UMass Vegetable Notes. During the summer, she can be found on farms across Massachusetts providing direct in-field IPM training and other support in production practices to farmers. Katie also serves as the state coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.