Growers' Series: Experiments in Low-Till Farming

Reducing tillage on the sustainable farm
Growers' Series: Experiments in Low-Till Farming - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Length: 2 hours
Language: English

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When: March 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Where: Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
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registration deadline: March 19, 2019
11:59 a.m.

For our March Growers' Series workshop*, join us for an interactive panel discussion and Q+A with Chris Bolden-Newsome, co-director of the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden, and Nina Berryman, Weavers Way Farms Manager. Together, Chris and Nina have nearly 3 decades of sustainable agriculture experience and they will be sharing strategies for low-till based on their own experiments. Learn how to control pests and weeds in reduced tillage systems without losing your mind or your crop, and hear from local experts what has worked well in Philadelphia.

*This workshop is part of the Penn State Extension Growers’ Series, a free/donation-based, monthly educational workshop series (October-May) that highlights Philadelphia-based growers implementing innovative, sustainable agricultural practices in their production spaces and their communities. Held in various locations across the city, each workshop is hosted in partnership with and led by Philadelphia-based grower(s) with support from Penn State Extension. Workshops feature a combination of formal instruction, interactive activity, and discussion and program participants are encouraged to actively contribute.

Who is this for?

Growers interested in reducing tillage on their farm or in their garden

What will you learn?

Different strategies for reducing tillage in the farm or garden and the implications of those strategies on farm inputs and outputs.


Chris Bolden-Newsome

Nina Berryman


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