No Till On Your Farm: Practices and Equipment
Conservation tillage practices offer multiple benefits for soil health as well as savings in time and fuel. Some of the obstacles to implementing no till practices can be the upfront costs of equipment and the learning curve of implementing new practices. This workshop aims to assist in alleviating those obstacles. The Berkshire Conservation District has a no till seeder available for rent to area farmers. Come learn about this opportunity and hear from local growers.
Jim Schultz will share with us how and why he uses no till practices on Red Shirt Farm, a small-scale diversified operation producing vegetables, heritage poultry, and pastured pork. Jen Salinetti from Woven Roots Farm will discuss their no-till farming system, hand-cultivated beds and the overall impact on soil health. Mike Balawender from New England Hay Supply and Cynthia Grippaldi from the Berkshire Conservation District will be on hand to share details about the seeder available for rent.
Preregistration requested. There is no charge for this workshop thanks in part to co-sponsorship from the Berkshire Conservation District.