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Pasture Walk: Small Farm Conservation Practices at Roselily Farm
November 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roselily Farm of Brattleboro, VT will host a pasture walk on Wednesday, November 14 from 10am to Noon. The pasture walk will look at conservation practices on a small farm. There will be a focus on the purpose and benefits of soil testing, nutrient management for small farms and the tour will highlight different conservation practices installed on the farm, such as permanent fencing and buffer plantings.
Roselily Farm is a pasture-based beef and pig operation. They have installed several conservation practices on the farm over the years such as permanent fencing to keep cows out of the small streams on their farm and tree plantings. The farm tour will highlight these conservation practices as well as discuss challenges a small farm faces while addressing the Required Agricultural Practices. Geof Dolman, owner and farmer of Roselily Farm, is on the board of the Windham County Natural Resource Conservation District.
Drew Adam, a soil scientist and representative of the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts and the Natural Resource Conservation Service, will talk about the purpose and benefits of soil testing. He will demonstrate soil sampling techniques and will discuss what soil testing results can tell us and inform practices on our small farms.
Linda Corse, a board member of the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance will be at the pasture walk. She will talk about the work of the CRWFA, whose mission is to practice land stewardship for clean waterways, productive landscapes and the economic sustainability of our agricultural community, and how farmers can get involved.
This pasture walk is free and open to the public. This is an outdoor program, so please dress for the weather and for walking in farm fields. Light refreshments will be available. Pre-registration is highly encouraged in case of weather cancelations. For more information or to register, please contact the Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District at #802-689-3024 or email email@example.com