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CSA & Livestock Farming on an Oak Savannah
Wednesday July 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Manorun Organic Farm is a family run farm set on the outskirts of Hamilton. They have been farming organically for 25 years, offering organic vegetables through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). They have moved the farm away from a monocrop and pesticide reliant system towards a more natural one called an Oak Savannah. The advantage of growing food using the savannah is that natural eco systems thrive. Soil fertility is built up through deep rooted plants, swales lined with trees act as a water source and a home for pollinators and wildlife, and food is produced on multiple layers.
This full day farm tour offers an overview of Manorun’s operations, including cover-cropping, rotational grazing and vegetable production. You will learn how all this work fits into supporting a thriving Oak Savannah. It will close with a Q&A session focused on CSAs and climate resilience in a time of change.
Please bring a picnic lunch.