Organic Strawberry Production On-Farm Workshop
Sun, September 23, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Brandon Family Farm
592 Fairgrounds Road
South Kingstown, RI 02892
Join us as we learn techniques for organic strawberry production at Brandon Family Farm. Over 1.5 acres have been planted with strawberry plants for the 2019 season to prepare for next season. Strawberries are proven to be both a profitable and beneficial crop on small acreage Rhode Island farms because they fit well into vegetable rotations, especially when planted using plastic-culture and can allow for intensive rotations. At this two hour workshop, farmers will discuss commercial organic production including planting strategies, fertility, pest management, day neutrals (full season strawberries) and rotation. Please arrive a few minutes early.
Brandon Family Farm is a certified organic three acre produce farm located in West Kingston. The farm grows a plethora of fruits, vegetables and herbs and has had incredible success for several years using plastic-culture production techniques with equipment that is typically found on vegetable farms. Farm produce is sold at local farmer’s markets and is thoroughly enjoyed due to its fresh and organic quality.
Farming Organic – Panel Discussion
Sunday October 21, 2018
1 pm – 4 pm
South Kingstown Land Trust Barn
17 Matunuck Beach Rd
South Kingstown, RI 02879
This panel discussion features 4 farmers with over 45 years of combined experience in organic and sustainable farming talking about their insights into the challenges and successes building an organic farm business. Is it a sign of the times that they are all women?
Join Camille Abdel-Nabi of Little River Farm, Diana Kushner of Arcadian Fields, Kelli Roberts of Roots Farm and Sarah Turkus of Sidewalk Ends Farm and the Young Farmer Network as they share their approaches to organic farming with ample time for questions and discussion from the audience.
Additional topics open for discussion include thoughts on embracing technology, land access, farm management and marketing, crop planning, recordkeeping, and more! This panel discussion should appeal to farmers, beginning or advanced looking to transition to organic and the general public interested in organic farming
Event is FREE. Please RSVP on line.
Please bring a non-perishable item or canned good to donate to the RI Community Food Bank.
2019 NOFA/RI Winter Conference
Sunday March 3
Sunday March 3, 2019 is our 6th annual conference
consisting of a full day of workshops with nationally recognized speakers in organic and sustainable agriculture as well as influential speakers from across Rhode Island and southeast New England, networking sessions, our annual meeting and a delicious potluck meal. We’re busy working to plan a Winter Conference that will have something for everyone, be they a gardener, farmer or fan of organic foods.