Farming with Nature: Improving Soil Health on Vegetable Farms
Wednesday, November 5th from 9:00am to 2:45pm
At Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St., North Amherst, MA
This day-long seminar features presentations, discussion panels, and field demonstrations highlighting a variety of practices to improve soil health in vegetable growing operations. Gain an understanding of the importance of soil health in sustaining production and how to reap both the economic and environmental benefits. Pesticide certification credits may apply.
“Out of the long list of nature's gifts to man, none is perhaps so utterly essential to human life as soil.”
-Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1960)
There is no cost to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided by the conservation districts and funds from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).
Please register by November 1st. Space is limited. Aimee V. Annichiaricoaimee.firstname.lastname@example.org | P: 413-585-1000 ext 113
The Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Conservation Districts (CDs) serve landowners and communities in the Pioneer Valley in the conservation and management of natural resources; farmland, woodland, and wildlife management; and farmland preservation. Conservation Districts are state entities designated by the Massachusetts General Laws to address natural resources issues at the local level throughout the Commonwealth. There are fourteen (14) districts in Massachusetts, led by volunteer elected supervisors.
The Districts cooperate with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a federal agency addressing the conservation and wise management of natural resources (soil, water, air, plants, animals, human, and energy). Examples of assistance from NRCS include:
We also carry out programs and workshops, sponsor the Massachusetts Envirothon competition for high school students, hold conservation tours of local farms, and organize an annual plant sale to raise money for these initiatives. Attend a monthly Conservation District meeting, or join your local District as a supervisor.