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Hands-On Soil Health (Bending Bridge Farm)

March 20, 2018 Hands-On Soil Health

Event Overview
3/20 Hands-on Soil Health
Location

  Bending Bridge Farm
  9478 Sweetwater Rd. 
  Fort Loudon, PA 17224
  [Franklin Co] 

Date & Time
  Tuesday, March 20th
  10am - 2pm
Cost
  $25 non-members
  $15 PASA members
Event Description
Healthy soils area critical resource on any farm, and growing soil health requires a sound strategy and tools to measure progress. Through our Soil Health Benchmark Study, PASA farmers are working to measure and improve their soil health over time, as individuals and as a community. Participating farmers submit soil samples to the Cornell Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health and also share information about their soil management practices, including cover cropping, reducing tillage, and organic amendments. 

At this workshop, we’ll gear-up together for PASA’s 2018 Soil Health Benchmark study. Participants will learn best methods for soil health sampling and tools for tracking and organizing farm records. 

We’ll also learn how to interpret the Cornell Soil Health test from the experts who have helped to develop it, Bob Schindelbeck and Aaron Ristow from Cornell University. Our hosts at Bending Bridge Farm, Audrey & Cameron Fisher-Pederson, will also share how they are using results from the PASA study to guide decisions for cover crop selection, tillage operations, and fertilizer and amendment purchases. Come prepared to get your hands in the soil and engage with other farmers to help raise the bar on soil health!
Registration will be open until 3/16/2018 at 5pm.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
In order to have accurate counts, we ask that everyone pre-register. Call (814) 349-9856 to register by phone.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Franklin Egan at (814) 349-956 x21 or franklin@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
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