SOIL MICROSCOPY: ZOOMING IN ON HEALTHY SOIL
Dangerous levels of carbon in Earth’s atmosphere derive not only from burning fossil fuels, but also from land use changes. Estimates suggest that agriculture is responsible for one quarter of greenhouse gas emissions globally.
Farmers can and must be part of the solution to climate change. With changes to farming, ranching and gardening practices, we can reverse the global trend of soil carbon losses and instead return atmospheric carbon back to the soil. Building soil carbon and soil health increases the profitability and climate resilience of farms by making soils more drought and erosion resistant while reducing input needs. And, it is a climate change mitigation strategy that simultaneously increases the security of our watersheds, ecosystems and food systems.
ORGANIC NO-TILL ON NORTHEAST FARMS: A PRACTICAL EXPLORATION OF SUCCESSFUL METHODS
This project supports the development of a learning community of northeast organic farmers who are integrating reduced and no-till methods currently on their farms, maps out what they are already doing and how it is working, defines what it currently means to be reduced/no-till in the northeast right now, and encourages further innovation, development, and education around these techniques to the wider farming community. The ultimate focus and goal of our investigation is to refine and educate about organic tillage reduction methods.
The event will include an exhibition of low and no-till farm equipment, methods, and results for all scales of farming. Workshops will cover best methods for no-till seeding, crimping, etc., along with cover crop implementation for soil health improvement. The day will include farmer-to-farmer sharing of best practices, so farmers can exchange information on soil health methods that have worked on their farm.
Join USDA NRCS, CTRCD, and CT NOFA at Green Village Initiative’s Reservoir Community Farm in Bridgeport to learn about support for urban farms and organizations. Leaders in the industry will be on hand to explain ways to get funding for urban farm infrastructure. Tour Reservoir Farm with Executive Director Ellie Angerame as she demonstrates urban farming methods that have proven successful. We hope you’ll join us!
29 de abril
Únase a USDA NRCS, CTRCD y CT NOFA en Reservoir Community Farm de Green Village Initiative en Bridgeport para obtener información sobre el apoyo a las organizaciones y granjas urbanas. Los líderes de la industria estarán disponibles para explicar las formas de obtener fondos para la infraestructura agrícola urbana. Visite Reservoir Farm con la directora ejecutiva Ellie Angerame mientras demuestra métodos de agricultura urbana que han demostrado ser exitosos. ¡Esperamos que te unas a nosotros!
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