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Ecological Cut Flower Production and No-till Vegetable Production
Thursday September 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon spent walking through the fields at two farm operations – both at the same location!
Begin the afternoon at Sweet Gale Gardens where Jessica Gale has been growing ecological cut flowers for six seasons. Join her for a discussion about the farm’s soil health practices and a look at how she and her team produce such beautiful blooms.
Following a tour and conversation at Sweet Gale Gardens, participants will have the opportunity to tour Earth to Table Farm with Jon Gagnon and Chris Bocz, grow vegetables and fruits for Pearle Hospitality’s restaurants in southwestern Ontario. This season, Jon and Chris are EFAO farmer-researchers, working with three other farms as part of the trial: Minimizing tillage for greens with tarps and woven fabric. As part of the tour, participants will see this trial in action and hear about their results first-hand.
This event qualifies as part of the Soil Health Program.