Organic Farming & Food Systems Practicum I: Spring Preparation
Workshop participants will learn basic horticulture principles and practices associated with organic vegetable production emphasizing soil health and regenerative agriculture systems. This workshop focuses on soil management, cultivation and tillage practices (including no-till), plant propagation, and crop planning. The value of soil organic matter and microbes will be discussed within the contexts of industrial and regenerative agriculture, exposing participants to broader issues in the food system. Taught by experienced staff of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, participants will either meet online or at Moraine Farm in Beverly. Online course content and mini lectures will be combined with at-home experiential learning opportunities focused on the importance of soil health and small and medium size market farms’ contributions to creating more sustainable and resilient food systems.
Please visit https://nesfp.org/farmer-training for more information.
- Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy