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Building Soil Health and Climate Resilience with No-till Practices
September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
In 2023, the Hampden-Hampshire Conservation District (HHCD) launched the Healthy Soils Program, which provides farmers with resources to encourage and facilitate the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices, with the goal of building soil health and mitigating issues caused by conventional practices. As part of the Healthy Soils Program, HHCD offers equipment rentals, no-till mentorships, soil analysis, and educational outreach.During this event, HHCD will discuss the Healthy Soils Program, and have their rental equipment on display. Jeremy Plotkin and Dave Tepfer, owners of Simple Gifts Farm, will discuss their transition to reduced-till and no-till practices. Jeremy and Dave have experimented with regenerative practices for years to build soil health and resilience to climate change, and they are eager to share what they have learned. In addition, Jeremy and Dave will demonstrate how to operate HHCD’s Esch 5605 no-till seed drill, sowing a cover crop on a parcel of their land.
Location: Simple Gifts Farm, 1089 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA, 01002
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 19, 4:00-6:00pm
Contact Matthew Karas at email@example.com or (413) 362-4072 with questions.
This workshop is part of Climate Change & Farming Week 2023! Learn more about how to get involved here!