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Thursday, December 2 • 9:30am - 11:00am
No-till Vegetable Farming: Large Scale, Mechanized Systems

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No-till? No problem! Well, not always. Join three no-till growers who are passionate about experimentation and innovation in a riveting brainstorm that’s sure to get your creative juices flowing! Each panelist will share about their farm, their no-till strategies, and some of their no-till successes and wins. Then each panelist will share a sticky problem or challenge they're encountering in regard to no-till, and as a group, the panelists and moderator will work to brainstorm potential solutions to each farmer's challenge. Come learn about no-till strategies and even better, learn about the problem-solving process required to implement no-till in your specific context. This session will focus on no-till strategies for medium to large scale vegetable production, with an emphasis on mechanized solutions. Moderated by the one and only Farmer Jesse from the No-Till Market Garden Podcast!

Before the session, we suggest you learn more about Ken Laing's Living-Lab Ontario No-Till Trials through this video!

Speakers
avatar for Dan Oostenbrink

Dan Oostenbrink

Local Harvest
Dan and Helen Oostenbrink practice no-till, regenerative agriculture on a 25 acre parcel of land in the fertile Fraser Valley of BC. They grow a wide range of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers and nuts and sell their produce in their on-farm market. They also run a composting facility... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Frost

Jesse Frost

No-Till Market Garden Podcast
Jesse Frost is one-half of the farm team at Rough Draft Farmstead with his wife Hannah Crabtree in Central Kentucky. Jesse hosts The No-Till Market Garden Podcast and a video series on YouTube about no-till market gardening. His background is in cooking, off-grid farming, and journalism... Read More →
avatar for Ken Laing

Ken Laing

Orchard Hill Farm
Ken graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in horticulture in 1979. He is farmingat Orchard Hill Farm near St.Thomas, Ontario with his wife Martha and daughter Ellen. He hasexperience growing a wide variety of horticultural and field crops organically for 3 decades.Orchard... Read More →
avatar for Théo Germain-Trudeau

Théo Germain-Trudeau

La Clef de Sol
Théo Germond-Trudeau is a young farmer based in Quebec. During his 3 years studying organic market gardening he became deeply passionate about cover crops and this path led him to the no-till movement that was exploding in France. After a 3 month internship and visits to Europe he... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am EST
Online over Zoom