Thursday, February 9, 2017

Training at Terra Firma Farm

Monday, February 20th, 2pm - 5pm

Join veteran organic vegetable grower Paul Underhill of Terra Firma Farm for a three-hour workshop in Winters on the basics of mechanical cultivation for vegetable crops. The workshop is geared towards small and new farmers and will include:

-- How to select the right tractor for your operation
-- Choosing a bed size that best fits your crop mix and your equipment
-- Simple techniques for marking out and shaping beds
-- Strategies to allow mechanical cultivation of hand-planted crops
-- Inexpensive mechanical planting options
-- Setting up an easy to use, inexpensive cultivator that will work with most of your crops
-- A show and tell of different cultivator tools.
-- How to prioritize equipment purchases to make the most of your limited funds.

Workshop will feature two hours of instruction plus an hour for questions and discussion. The instructor will tailor the workshop to each participant's needs. Size will be limited to 6 participants.

Cost: $85 per person or organization.
Please RSVP to Paul if you would like to attend: