Tour: No-Till Crop Production Using Compost/Biochar Blends
Visit for a farm tour of a certified organic, mixed vegetable operation. See the results of three seasons using compost/biochar blends and witness efforts to build long-term fertility and a healthy soil food web by using no-till methods. Tools on display: cover crop roller/crimper; compost/biochar drop spreader; bed lifter.
Directions: 123 West West St., Hadley MA 01035. From Hampshire College back entrance, near the Eric Carle Museum, turn right onto Bay Road going West. Turn right on Rt 47 (still Bay Road), through stoplight on bridge under construction. Pass East Street, continue straight on Bay Road at blinker to second right on West Street at the Hadley Town Common. Five houses up on left hand side, blue-green colonial. Park on the common.
Dan Pratt: 45 years of messing with soil have lead to some new (old) ideas.
Annalise Clausen: dedicated to learning from wisdom, observing change and building soil sustainably.