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Agricultural Commission

Posted on: June 14, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Soil Health Workshop

Soil is the substrate of life: the yield and flavor of our food; the resilience of our plants; the biodiversity in our environment; the carbon sink for the planet's atmosphere, and so much more. Although New England soils have been historically considered “poor”, two innovative local farmers have placed soil fertility at the center of their farming practices with impressive results. Dan Kittredge, organic farmer and Founder of the Bionutrient Food Association, addresses mineral deficiencies in the soil and employs best biological practices to grow nutrient dense vegetables. Pete Lowy founder of Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds, uses a combination of innovative cover cropping and tight rotational grazing to bring soils back to health while producing quality grass fed meat. Both have kindly agreed to share their research and demonstrate how to improve soil health.

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