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Dirt Talk Farm Walk: High Tunnel Production at Chi’s Farm

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Join Farmer Scott Chichester of Chis Farm in Sequim for an on-farm field day on July 15th from 4pm to 6pm.  Scott will be opening his farm to share his experience and expertise with High Tunnel Production. 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.  

Topics to be discussed during the Farm Walk:
– Layout and spacing of high tunnel crops: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers on trellis
– Pruning and twining techniques
– Harvest timing, techniques
– Importance of venting
– Growing hot weather crops without supplemental heat in our climate
– Balancing summer crops with cool season crops, and how we make transitions
– Winter crops in unheated tunnels, and rotation examples

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.

Registration Details
Date: July 15th, 2022 @ 4pm – 6pm (in-person event!)
Location: Sequim, WA – Address will be provided to registered attendees
Registration link:

More about Scott Chichester / Chis Farm:
Scott has been farming organically in the Dungeness Valley for over 20 years now, including many formative years at Nashs Organic Produce. After a brief detour North of the border to help get Fiore Farms off the ground, he returned to the area, starting his own business and lending a hand to Red Dog Farm in Chimacum. The next four years he split his time between teaching Agricultural Science and Biology at Sequim High School and running Chis Farm.
He now works full time at Chis Farm, focused on growing healthy, delicious food for the local community. When he isnt farming, it is likely he is riding a bike or walking a dog.
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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.

Details

Date:
July 15
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5482192

Organizer

Jess Sappington
Phone:
360-228-7308
Email:
jess.sappington@wsu.edu
Website:
https://extension.wsu.edu/regionalsmallfarms/