Spring Planting, Bed Prep, and Soil Health at Gathering Springs Farm
Tuesday 4/20 1:00 – 5:00 pm Join Future Harvest at Gathering Springs Farm in Middleburg, Virginia, to learn how Pamela Jones and Sarah Waybright are building their operation while farming part-time and raising families. Located just an hour outside of DC, Gathering Springs is home to vegetables, mixed perennials, and laying hens. At this field day, we’ll hear how Pam and Sarah first became interested in farming, how they made decisions in their first couple of years in operation, and what they have planned for this – their third growing season.
Come prepared for some hands-on work in the soil: it’s spring transplanting time. We’ll take a look at what Pam and Sarah do to build and maintain soil health, how they prepare their beds, and then get some spring plants in the ground. We’ll end the day with socially-distanced snacks – please bring your own. Safety precautions: Attendees, please wear two masks and bring gardening gloves and your own water. We’ll have hand sanitizer, a restroom, and wash-station on site. Pre-registration required; no walk-ins accepted. $40 non-member; $20 member. Free for 2021 BFTP Trainees. REGISTER HERE