Everyone is concerned about climate change, but some don’t realize organic farmers are climate heroes. Fostering healthy soil is fundamental to organic production, and healthy soils are key to mitigating and adapting to climate change. Organic soils release fewer greenhouse gases, store carbon, and are more resilient to extreme weather events. Organic farms increase local food security. When you buy food from organic farms, you’re supporting businesses that feed our communities while fighting climate change.
Learn more about soil health, organic practices, and organic farmer’s commitment to community climate resilience first hand at one of these upcoming farm tours:
Sunrise Farm: Carbon Management on the Farm
July 27, 3:30-5:30 pm, White River Junction
Join NOFA VT for this workshop focused on carbon management on the farm at Sunrise Farm in White River Junction. With the help of Vital Communities crowdsourcing project and a Working Lands Enterprise Board business grant, the farm has built a state-permitted composting facility for turning food scraps from the community into compost suitable for use on the farm. Tour the facility, see the operation, and learn how Sunrise’s carbon management system impacts climate change. Details and registration.
Winter Street Farm: Land Access and No-Till Practices
August 7, 3-6 pm, Claremont
Accessing affordable farmland and finding community are often the first obstacles beginning farmers face. Winter Street Farm is out to prove that through organically certified no-till farming practices, they can achieve sustainable stewardship and thriving economics, all while creating a platform for a community to grow.
This event is part of the CRAFT of Farming series, an educational program for farmers, farmworkers, gardeners, students, families, and eaters hosted by NOFA NH. Details and registration.
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center: No-Till Farm Tours
August 10 & 12, 6:30pm, East Thetford
Visit Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center during Vermont Open Farm Week for a tour focused on their no-till production research. Learn how no-till and other regenerative agriculture practices improve soil health and biodiversity. Details and registration.