The Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded funding through the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Small Education and Outreach Grant to create a demonstration market farming plot with soil health practices, and will be hosting a workshop about the topic.
The District will be working with SUNY Adirondack to create a demonstration market farm plot throughout the 2019 growing season to show that these best management practices and market farming techniques can improve the overall soil health while improving farm production.
The District is set to host a Soil Health on Market Farms workshop at SUNY Adirondack on May 2nd from 2 to 5 pm. This in the field workshop will be an introduction to market farming practices, tools and techniques used to protect natural resources and water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin.
Paul and Sandy Arnold from Pleasant Valley Farm are the instructors for the workshop. The Arnolds have been implementing these techniques for over thirty years on their farm in Argyle.
The workshop will cover topics such as, best management practices, cover crops, tools, and how to effectively and efficiently use these techniques to benefit farm production and soil health.
For more information about the workshop, contact Nick at (518)623-3119 or [email protected]