LEAP Farm to offer monthly sustainable farming workshops

Published 6:17 pm Thursday, December 8, 2011

LEAP Farm of Polk County will offer monthly sustainable farming workshops for the home gardener and the market grower beginning in January.
Lee Mink of LEAP Farm in Mill Spring and Lynn Ronzello of Thunder Ridge Farm in Green Creek will be the instructors for the workshops. The focus will be on a high-yield system of growing using organic methods. Some of the topics will include:

• Bed making
• Composting
• Soil amendments
• Soil blocks
• What and when to plant
• Irrigation
• Row covers
• Seed saving
• Value-added production
• Taking product to market

All workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will be split evenly between classroom and field time (weather permitting). Class sizes will be small. Binder workbooks, light local foods refreshments and gift bags will be provided.
A variety of workshop packages are available. For more information or to register, contact Carol Lynn Jackson at 828-817-2308 or caroljackson@tds.net.

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– article submitted by Carol Lynn Jackson