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Dirt Talk Farm Walk: Low-Till Farming with Wintercreek Farm

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

EVENT CANCELED

With sadness we are going to cancel (and reschedule) the Wintercreek Farm Walk that was to take place this Thursday, July 28th. We have heard feedback from many of the farmers that the heat wave is not ideal and there is a need for folks to stay on their own farms during that time. The topic of Low-Till / No-Till for Small Farms has been one that has been on our list for a while and we know many of you have been asking for an opportunity like this. We want to make sure that it is accessible to as many people as possible. We will be rescheduling this farm walk for late-August or early September, and I will email all farmers that signed up for this one to make sure you see the opportunity to attend. Thank you for your understanding. We hope you are all doing well with the heat out there!

Join us at Wintercreek Farm in Poulsbo on July 28th from 4pm – 6pm for our next Dirt Talk Farm Walk all about Low-till farming practices. Farmer Robin Bodony will be opening up the farm to share her experience and expertise with no-till / low-till farming practices in a market farm setting. We will have Kitsap Conservation District partners on hand as well as our Regional IPM Specialist, Laurel Mouton, to discuss pest pressures in a low-till/no-till situation. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • No-till and low-till tools and techniques for preparing beds for planting in a market garden setting
  • Using low tillage in concert with other soil health promoting strategies to produce quality crops (cover crops, compost and mulches, mineral balancing, inter-planting)
  • Challenges vs. benefits of low-tillage systems

Dirt Talk Farm Walks provide farmer-to-farmer education to promote the exchange of ideas and innovations related to sustainable and organic farming in our region. This farm walk is open to all beginning and current farmers, not to the general public.

More about Wintercreek Farm

Wintercreek Farm is a roughly one-acre, intensive market garden in Poulsbo, WA. Run by Robin Bodony and a small, seasonal crew. Wintercreek uses low tillage, cover cropping, compost, mulching and remineralization practices aimed at promoting soil health and growing the best food possible. We serve our community through the Poulsbo Farmers Market, local food banks, the online local food marketplace Kitsap Fresh, as well as a handful of restaurants.

Registration Details

Date: July 28th, 2022 @ 4pm – 6pm (in-person event!)
Location: Poulsbo, WA – Address will be provided to registered attendees
Registration: Please only register for the farm walk if you plan to attend.

There is limited space for this event. If you register and are unable to come we kindly ask that you inform us at least 48 hours before the event so that we may open up registration to other interested farmers. If you go to register and there are no spaces available, please email jess.sappington@wsu.edu to be put on our cancellation list.

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WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Jess Sappington (345 6th St. Suite 550, Bremerton WA / jess.sappington@wsu.edu / 360- 228-7308) at least two weeks prior to the event.

Venue

WA United States

Organizer

Jess Sappington
Phone:
360-337-7157 Ext. 6271
Email:
jess.sappington@wsu.edu
Website:
https://extension.wsu.edu/regionalsmallfarms/