Growers and natural resource professionals are invited to join us for this free field day at City Roots Farm:
City Roots Field Day
Soil Management in Organic Vegetable Production
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
8:30am - 11:30am
1005 Airport Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29205
Registration: This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required and space is limited to the first 45 registrants. Register by providing your name, phone number, e-mail address, and county of residence to Charlie Fisher at (803) 576-2080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: After three years of experimentation with cover crops and limited tillage in organic vegetable production, City Roots owners Robbie and Eric McClam and soil health researcher Dr. Buz Kloot have a wealth of experience to share with growers and natural resource professionals. Learn how the McClams have used cover crops to maintain soil nutrient levels without the use of additional fertilizers while removing more than 20,000 pounds of produce annually from a 1.5 acre tract. Discuss cover crop selection, establishment and termination methods, and equipment selection in an organic system; and hear first-hand accounts of the trials and successes the McClams have faced as they reduce tillage. Leave with a better understanding of how organic vegetable growers can better manage their farms’ soils.
This workshop is sponsored by the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District, City Roots, and the University of South Carolina with support from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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