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Education & Events

 

Providing an educational hub for the sustainable farming and food community is one of the key activities of Future Harvest CASA. Scroll down for descriptions of Field Days and Special Events hosted or co-sponsored by Future Harvest CASA. These events are open to Future Harvest CASA members and the public. Members receive discounts on many events as well as other benefits. 

IMPORTANT: Online registration for all Future Harvest CASA events, begins by logging in to the website - see the log in or registration links to the right.

Once you are logged in, you will be redirected to the registration screen. Click here for step-by-step registration instructions.  Everyone, regardless of Future Harvest CASA membership, must log in first in order to register for events. Thanks!

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Visit our Facebook photo albums and our In the News page for a look at the activities from past Field Days. Click on our Calendar for a comprehensive listing of events hosted by both Future Harvest CASA and other sustainable agriculture organizations throughout the region. (Know of an event that should be on the calendar? Send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .)

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2014 Field Days and Events

July 14, 2014

Save-Your-Soil Farming: Cover Crops and No-Till 

Monday, July 14, 1:00-4:00 pm
Larriland Farm, 2415 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797
$20 for FHCASA members; $35 for non-members

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More and more farmers are planting cover crops, which are mostly non-commercial crops that hold soil in place, add nitrogen or green matter, and conserve water and carbon. The Moore family grows fruits and vegetables in Larriland fields that have been cover cropped with rye, vetch, tillage radish, buckwheat, sunflowers, and sudex. These covers build soil health, but leave a lot of plant material behind if not tilled in (tilling can hurt the soil profile). A host of cover crop experts will be sharing their latest research, and showing how fields with different amounts of cover crop residue affect their fruit and vegetable production.

Larriland Farmer Guy Moore will lead us on a tour of his fields. Dr. Ron Morse (Virginia Tech) will provide an overview of the uses and benefits of cover crops, as well as a history of no-till methods. Dr. Jerry Brust (University of Maryland Extension) will speak on using hairy vetch, rye, and tillage radish cover crops in organic, no-till vegetable production systems where the cover crops are crimped and rolled to create a mulch layer to plant vegetables into. Mr. Dave Myers (University of Maryland Extension) will share production tactics learned through many field trials.

Join us for ice cream from the University of Maryland Dairy and fresh berries from Larriland Farm!

Register online at www.futureharvestcasa.org/events. Event fees and donations help Future Harvest CASA develop high-quality educational programming for the region's farmers, foodpreneurs, and consumers to learn how to grow and source locally and sustainably. Email us with programming ideas: futureharvestcasa@gmail.orgDonate here.

If you have any questions about registration, please email futureharvestcasa@gmail.com

Thanks to our sponsors:

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 Past Events

2014 Field Days and Events

2013 Field Days and Events

2012 Field Days and Events

2011 Field Days and Events