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Growing on Principles: Soil Health, Farmer Health and Community Health - Farmer Field Day
Thursday, October 10, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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Growing on Principles: Soil Health, Farmer Health and Community Health - Farmer Field Day

Apostles Garden, Bowling Green, KY -- October 10, 2024 -- 9 am - 12 pm CT

 

Farming, fellowship and fungi are interconnected at Apostles Garden. On this ½-acre of vegetable production in Bowling Green, Jackson Rolett and his family are creating a collaborative market farm based on soil health, farm and family work-life balance and mission-driven work on their church’s land. Join this OAK Farmer Field Day to learn from Jackson the realities of part-time farming and co-farming, leasing community land, transitioning acreage to organic certification, and balancing crop management with time management in year-round farming. 

Tour their Warren County gardens to see Jackson’s efficient practices of cover cropping, crop rotations and field and tunnel vegetable production - yielding healthy crops and benefiting the natural resources of soil, water and pollinators. Learn how OAK programs can assist growers and farmers in on-farm conservation, organic production and organic transition, and hear from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on funding and technical assistance available for conservation efforts. This event is supported by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). 

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