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Beginning Farmers

CSA Customization and Soil Field Day (Sat, 18 May 2019)
Beginning Farmers Beginning Farmers - Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming CSA Customization Upper Midwest CRAFT Soil Fertility and CSA Customization Field Day - July 15th, 2019 Farmer John of Angelic Organics will spend the first hour of the day talking about CSA customization. John haspartnered with Harvie, a share customization platform, to bring customized shares and several other enhancements to our shareholders.The remainder of the day will be spent talking about Angelic Organics' soil fertility and weed control methods. Half of John's farm is fallow every year. He’ll discuss the difference that makes in yields and weed control. He’ll also demonstrate at least one of their mechanical weed control methods.   DETAILS   Date: Monday, July 15th Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Angelic Organics, 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia, IL 61011     There will be a potluck lunch, please bring a dish to share!   Learn More And Register Here!   PRICE: $20.00 Noon - Potluck 1 p.m. - Demonstration of CSA Share Customization. Do you wonder how a farm can customize CSA shares and still get all the rest of the work done? After 29 years of serving shareholders in Chicagoland with a traditional CSA shares, we have partnered with Harvie, a share customization platform, to bring customized shares and several other enhancements to our shareholders. Check out Harvie at www.harvie.farm. We’ll share what we have learned about customizing shares, what we haven’t learned yet, and other features of Harvie. Monday is one of 3 pack days per week; our team of volunteers will be packing 400 to 500 boxes on this Monday afternoon. Can they do that in under 3 easy hours? Maybe. 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Our Soil Fertility and Weed Control Program: Half of our land is fallow every year. We’ll discuss the difference that makes in yields and weed control. We’ll demonstrate at least one of our mechanical weed control methods. 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - Anything Else? Lifelong Farmer John Peterson will take questions on anything else you want to discuss. There will be a potluck lunch in the middle of the day. Please bring a dish to pass. FREE to Upper Midwest CRAFT members. Members must RSVP by Tuesday, July 9th by emailing AJ Boucek at grow@learngrowconnect.org. $20 for non-members who must register below. Not a member, but interested in joining? Click here. Learn More And Register Here!   Upcoming Upper Midwest CRAFT Field Days & Events     Using Hand Tools Reeseville, WI Wednesday, 7/31     Grazing & Regenerative Agriculture East Troy, WI Friday, 8/9     Post-Harvest & Winter Storage Naperville, IL Wednesday, 8/21   Find tons of production resources at https://www.beginningfarmers.org/production-resources/ Learn more about beginning farmer training programs at https://www.beginningfarmers.org/beginning-farmer-training-programs/ And get loads of other great farming resources from https://www.beginningfarmers.org/additional-farming-resources/ CSA Customization and Soil Field Day Taylor
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