CAMDEN, Maine — On Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm (rain date June 15), Camden farmer Cooper Funk of Dooryard Farm and Mark Hutchinson of Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension will lead a walk and talk on the role of cover crops in building and maintaining soil fertility, suppressing weeds, and controlling pests and diseases. Cooper and Mark will discuss types of cover crops, pros and cons of each, and programs to help with crop rotation on your farm. A potluck will follow the presentation.
This workshop is co-sponsored by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District as part of their 2017 Beginning Farmer Workshops, and in conjunction with the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association’s weekly Farm Training Project. It will be held at Dooryard Farm, 208 Mechanic Street in Camden (the former Rokes Egg Farm), which Cooper Funk and Marina Sideris purchased from Maine Farmland Trust in 2013 under a Forever Farms conservation easement. Cooper and Marina are committed to an ecological approach to farming and raise a diversity of MOFGA-certified organic vegetables for their farmstand on the 40-acre site.
To register for this free workshop, please contact Joelle Albury at 236-2739 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those wishing to stay for food are asked to bring something to share. In the event of rain, the workshop will be held on Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 pm. Please check www.knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer by noon on June 14 for rain date rescheduling as well as information on upcoming workshops in the 2017 Beginning Farmer series.
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
—Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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