Summer is a great time for on-farm workshops, pasture walks and farm tours. Seeing how other farmers are handling similar production, processing, and marketing challenges can spark ideas for your farm that can improve profitability. These On-farm workshops are free, sponsored by a grant from USDA and the RI DEM.
Soil Health and Fertility, On-Farm Workshop
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Register on-line here.
Earth Care Farm
89A Country Drive, Charlestown, RI 02813
Healthy food starts with healthy soil. Farm owner, Jayne Merner Senecal will discuss the importance of soil health, as well as share what healthy soil should consist of and how to maintain its health. Soil samples will be studied under the microscope. Attendees can bring in a small soil sample from their field so we can check it out under the scope too.
Earth Care Farm has manufactured and sold screened compost since 1979.
Learn more about the importance of soil health from this Nature Conservancy article on Rethinking Soil, Reinvesting in Our Foundations.
We love promoting our friends at FarmFresh RI and their RI Summer Farmers Market Guide 2019.
Shop your local Farmer’s Market, or better yet, take a trip and explore Farmer’s Market in a different part of the State! It’s hard to beat the vibrant environment, the variety of local fruits and vegetables and the connection to supporting your local farmer.