Low-till farming practices to be discussed July 23

Jul 05, 2018
Courtesy of: Goranson Farm From left, Goran and Carl Johanson, with parents Jan Goranson and Rob Johanson, are the third generation to continue the farming tradition at Goranson Farm in Dresden.

Rockport — Rob and Carl Johanson of MOFGA-certified Goranson Farm in Dresden will lead a free walk and talk July 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the benefits and challenges they have experienced using low-till farming practices and cover crops in organic vegetable production. They will be joined by Mark Hutton, UMaine associate professor of vegetable crops and extension vegetable specialist at Highmoor Farm, who is currently part of a northeast region research project on low-till practices in vegetable cropping systems.

The program will be held at Goranson Farm, 250 River Road (Route 128), Dresden, and will be followed by a potluck. This workshop is cosponsored by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust as part of the 2018 Farmer & Gardener Workshop Series, and in conjunction with MOFGA's weekly Farm Training Project.

To register for this free workshop, contact Knox Lincoln SWCD at 596-2040, info@knox-lincoln.org or knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer. Those wishing to stay for food are asked to bring something to share and utensils.

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