May 11 – June 8, 2021
Online and Beverly, Massachusetts
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is offering this five-week-long workshop on Spring Preparation as the first installment of its three-part Crop Production workshop series. The course meets virtually for 90 minutes each Tuesday evening and also includes opportunities to work and learn in-person at Moraine Farm. Workshop participants will learn basic horticulture principles and practices associated with organic vegetable production emphasizing soil health and regenerative agriculture systems. This workshop focuses on soil management, cultivation and tillage practices (including no-till), plant propagation, and crop planning. The value of soil organic matter and microbes will be discussed within the contexts of industrial and regenerative agriculture, exposing participants to broader issues in the food system.