No Till Farm Tour with Hillview & Singing Frog Farms
Saturday, April 30th
8am start time in Grass Valley
8pm return to Grass Valley
$95/person, lunch and transport included
Rides also available from Reno, Truckee and Auburn
UPDATE: Five spots just opened! REGISTER HERE
Learn how two regional farms are using intensive vegetable farming techniques to build soil and profitably year round without tractors. For those of you who saw Jean-Martin Fortier speak at Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference, this is an opportunity to see many of the techniques he uses in action on a regional level. Spend a day of connection and inspiration and come home with nuggets to use on your own farm or garden. Read more about the features and accomplishments of Hillview and Singing Frog Farms below.
About Hillview Farm, Auburn
“Your Local Sustainable Organic Neighborhood Farm” with Farmers Michael and Shanon Whamond”
Hillview Farms was first inspired by Jeff and Estella Whamond who had a passion for cultivating and sharing locally-grown foods with family and neighbors. Their concern about GMOs and chemically contaminated foods inspired them to provide a healthier alternative. In 2012, Hillview Farms expanded their reach when their son Michael and Shanon moved back to Auburn to help fully transform the property into a sustainable farming operation. The four of them work to provide their community with high quality nutrient-dense produce. They are a viable community farm selling directly to the community via their farm stand and neighboring Farmers’ Markets. They employ uniquely effective and feasible no-till practices.
About Singing Frogs Farm, Sebastopol
“A unique no-till, ecologically highly intensive vegetable farm”, with Farmers Elizabeth & Paul Kaiser
Singing Frogs Farm is a unique no-till, ecologically highly intensive vegetable farm in Sonoma County, Ca. We have more than quadrupled the organic matter in our soil, while producing over six times the state average of harvest per acre per year. Last year, we grossed more than $100,000 an acre, which is 10 times the average per- acre income of comparable California farms, including vineyards!
We have healthy populations of pollinators, and no sprays of any kind. We believe that we owe it to our children to leave the world a better place than we found it. Elizabeth and Paul Kaizer met while serving in the Peace Corps in The Gambia, West Africa. Between them they hold Master degrees in Nursing, Public Health and Sustainable development and more!
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