SIFT 2020: A Small-Scale Urban Intensive Farm and a Year of Local Food

By: Andrew Coggins and John Wallace
Published May 2021


NCAT’s Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training program (SIFT) operates a high-altitude urban demonstration farm in Butte, Montana, that is focused on production of food for the good of the community. This publication documents production and outreach during 2020, a year that highlighted the importance of healthy local food systems. It reports on several ongoing research projects related to cover crops, soil health, composting, hydroponics, and fruit for cold climates.

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