BEREA, Ky. — Imagine a system with high weed suppression, nearly non-existent erosion, thriving biodiversity, increasing soil carbon and organic matter… a farm with minimal off-farm inputs and healthy, nutrient-dense crops. The no-till systems at Salamander Springs Farm are built around year-round intensive cover cropping.
Join the Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) on July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon to learn more about Susana Lein’s diverse grain, dried bean, forage and vegetable production — developed over the last few decades and influenced by the seminal work of Japanese rice farmer Masanobu Fukuoka, and Mayan polyculture cornfield practices she learned in Latin America.
Registration is recommended at oak-ky.org/farmer-field-days-2022. Cost is $5 for OAK members; $10 for non-members; scholarships are available — made possible by Grow Appalachia in partnership with USDA NIFA. Funding for this field day is made possible by Grow Appalachia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
— Organic Association of Kentucky