Over the past several seasons, Sawyer Farm has been successfully growing vegetables directly in a perennial Dutch White clover sod. Lincoln Fishman will explain how the system works, and discuss its benefits and current limitations. He’ll discuss no-till transplanter modifications designed to reduce soil disturbance and weed competition. Join CISA for a presentation and discussion about progress-to-date as well as opportunities for farmers to participate in the research by conducting their own on-farm trials!
Sawyer Farm is in Worthington, MA. Lincoln, Hilary, Erica, and Butch have been growing vegetables at Sawyer since 2010.
This workshop is part of the 2023 Adapt Your Farm to Climate Change Webinar and Workshop Series: On-farm Climate Change Adaptation Case Studies from western Massachusetts. Stay tuned for additional events in this series.
This work is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Ranger Development Program grant no. 2020-70017-32420 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Contact Stephen Taranto at 413-665-7100 ext. 17 with any questions.