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  • Farming for Maximum Photosynthesis

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    Name: Farming for Maximum Photosynthesis
    Date: September 1, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
    Website: Facebook Event
    Event Description:

    Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM
    Many Hands Organic Farm
    411 Sheldon Rd, Barre, Massachusetts 01005
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    Maximum photosynthesis leads to more food of better quality.  The soil is phenomenal to work with and the farmers have more fun.

    Jack and Julie purchased our land in Barre in 1980 and built our house, barn and our farm over the next 39 years. With an eye toward energy efficiency, stacking of enterprises and niches, raising as many different kinds of food – animal, vegetable, fruit, fungal – as possible, we have built our Many Hands Organic Farm to maximize fertility, diversity of crops and people to work on it, and are now working with our son Dan to set up a multi-generational landscape.

    We will focus the workshop on the following topics:

    No till vegetable and fruit production using intersown cover crops, heavy mulch, and targeted foliar nutrition

    Highly integrated animal husbandry  - pigs, chickens, turkeys – their rotations, feed and housing

    All of the extra products and ventures that flow from this diverse and packed landscape

    tour of energy efficient and solar house design/root cellar during lunch break

    Hands on activities will include some demonstrations of the technology we are working with in collaboration with the NOFA/Mass project to track practices, soil fertility and crop quality.
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