NIFTI Fact Sheet: Considerations for High Tunnel Design and Construction. Compiled from 2017 NIFTI Listserv Contributions.
6.30.20 // 4:00pm to 7.28.20 // 5:30pm
Join us for the second workshop series "Summer Management" in our 3-part Organic Farming and Food Systems Practicum.
5.19.20 // 4:00pm to 6.16.20 // 5:30pm
Workshop participants will learn basic horticulture principles and practices associated with organic vegetable production emphasizing soil health and regenerative agriculture systems. This workshop focuses on soil management, cultivation and tillage practices (including no-till), plant propagation, and crop planning. The value of soil organic matter and microbes will be discussed within the contexts of industrial and regenerative agriculture, exposing participants to broader issues in the food system.
2.23.20 // 10:00am to 12:00pm
This is a free, interactive two hour workshop with presentations and in-class activities designed to help you identify what actions you will need to take towards a career in farming. This workshop is offered several times a year, and this page will be updated as new workshops dates are put in the calendar.
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This guide will assist trainers who want to teach non-literate and/or non-English speaking farmers about how to select the best irrigation system (flood, drip, or overhead sprinkler) for their situation. The advantage and disadvantages of each system are discussed using illustrations and examples from the farmers’ field experience. It covers how to distinguish between sources of sanitary drinking water which can be used for washing vegetables and sources of water which are only appropriate for irrigation, laws and regulations governing water use and access rights, and how to assess the potential for irrigation on a new parcel of land.This teaching resource was developed by Katie Painter of Global Gardens Refugee Agriculture Program at the Idaho Office for Refugees, in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions).
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This guide will assist trainers who want to teach non-literate and/or non-English speaking farmers about how to use irrigation to deliver the optimal amount of water for different weather conditions, soil types, specific crops, and stages of growth. It is especially appropriate for farmers from tropical and subtropical regions who must adapt traditional practices to temperate conditions. This teaching resource was developed by Katie Painter of Global Gardens Refugee Agriculture Program at the Idaho Office for Refugees, in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions).
This growing season, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is holding a brand new class that teaches students everything they need to know about producing crops! Our first class has 30 students enrolled, all of them excited to learn how to produce vegetable crops. The course started in April with indoor sessions for topics such as crop planning and introduction to sustainable agriculture and in May the class moved outdoors to New Entry’s incubator farm in Dracut for hands-on activities and field demonstrations.
4.17.18 // 6:00pm to 9.25.18 // 9:00pm
The course will teach you everything need to know to get started in sustainable commercial vegetable production, with no experience necessary!
New Entry introduces a new course on sustainable crop production for beginners.
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This presentation was developed for a non-refugee audience but the content can be adapted. The main objective of the presentation is for growers to understand that some crops are better suited to hoop-houses than others, based on seasonality and spacing. Growers will think about which crops to put inside the hoop-house, which I like to call the “high rent district,” and which to plant outdoors, for the greatest sales potential over the course of the season. Farmers will understand the concept of degree days and that both temperature and day length affect plant growth. Finally, an overview of marketing options is presented, so that farmers can begin to think about this before learning more in-depth marketing information in future presentations.