Organic Farming & Food Systems Practicum II: Summer Management


Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to Tuesday, July 28, 2020


4:00pm – 5:30pm


Online + possible on-farm opportunities  Moraine Farm - 733 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915


$395 plus one-time $65 registration fee. Scholarships available.

Related Program(s):

During this “Summer Management” Course, workshop participants will learn basic horticulture principles and practices associated with organic vegetable production while exploring the management of pests and disease, nutrients, and weeds in an organic farming operation. Additional themes of this workshop explore the use of equipment and tools across different scales of farming operations and the different labor demands of farming operations in conventional and organic production.

Throughout the workshops in this series you will learn how to:

    Grow a diversity of fruits and vegetables for your home and/or business
    ​Identify sustainable agriculture practices
    Create a crop plan
    Manage a greenhouse
    Buy and maintain farm equipment and machinery
    Set up a drip irrigation system
    Manage soil nutrients
    Manage weeds and use cover crops
    Identify pests and implement pest management strategies
    Learn how to prepare crops for market and comply with food safety regulations
    Connect with agencies that provide services for new farmers