Through a Continuing Farmer Education Award granted from Organic Growers School, Holly Whitesides, CRAFT Member farmer with Against the Grain Farm in Zionville, NC, had the opportunity to attend Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA in October 2017, and learn about their no-till farming model. Read more about her experience below.
As my AmeriCorps Project Conserve service with OGS winds down, I have a lot of fond memories of the food and farm folk I’ve met in the last eleven months. One such opportunity was the Gardens of Fairview Tour in June. The tour has grown beyond a focus on food security to include arts and crafts as well as presentations on community gardening, attracting butterflies, caring for bees, green building and permaculture, and year-round gardening. It’s a shared vision creating community around food and the places in which people grow it. Love it!
For our final round table we shared our favorite & most loved labor saving devices, from homemade tools or adaptations to trusty stand-bys to this years newest discoveries. It’s a show-and-tell farmer style.