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.
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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
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!
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Thanks to our sponsors:
- SMADC's "Buy Local Challenge" Week
July 19, 2014(8:00 am) - July 26, 2014 (8:00 am)
- Happy Hour Introduction to Permaculture Design
July 25, 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
- Modern Homesteading Workshop Series - Nature's Bounty: Food Foraging and Wild Edible Transplantation
July 27, 2014 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
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