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Episode 173. SIFT Farm’s Unusual Year. Part 2.

In this episode, Andrew Coggins, director of the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Rocky Mountain West regional office, continues his conversation with farm manager John Wallace about research in season extension and other topics at NCAT’s SIFT farm.

Both Andrew and John work out of Butte, Montana.

SIFT — or Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training program — aims to help communities increase their food security by producing their own healthy food. SIFT, with NCAT, has a working, sustainably managed, demonstration farm on five acres at our Butte office.

This farm is the center of a program that teaches farmers and future farmers, urban food producers, community leaders, and citizens how to produce high-value, nutrient-rich food on small parcels of land. And in Butte’s case, in a challenging climate.

John and Andrew talk about the farm’s educational capacity and what its research has shown concerning maximizing growing capacity, conserving water, hydroponics, and other issues.

For more information on this topic, contact John Wallace directly at johnw@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Episode 165: SIFT Farm’s Unusual Year

NCAT/ATTRA’s SIFT farm website

Urban and Community Agriculture

ATTRA COVID-19 Response

SIFT 2018: Lessons from a Small-Scale Urban Intensive Farm

SIFT 2019: Continuing Lessons from a Small-Scale Urban Intensive Farm

Production to Address Community Needs

Cherries and Honeyberries in a Cold Climate

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