July 19th at Does' Leap - Harnessing the Vermont Ripsower
Using the Vermont Ripsower for improved yield, livestock performance, soil formation, pollinator care, and total infiltration farming.
When: July 19th, 10am-3pm
Where: Does’ Leap Farm, 1703 Vermont Rte 108 South, East Fairfield, VT 05448
The workshop is free, but please register by contacting Lauren Weston at Franklin County NRCD by phone at 802-528-4176 or by email at info@FranklinCountyNRCD.org
*3 total hours of Water Quality Training Credit and 3 total hours of Custom Applicator Training Credit are available for attendees*
The Vermont Ripsower interplants diverse, deep-rooted flowering forbs, decompacts topsoil and subsoil at increasing depths, triggers and aids topsoil-formation processes, and applies farm-brewed biostimulants and minerals to seeds during planting for:
increasing yield and forage quality
total infiltration farming
unlocking accelerated topsoil-formation
increasing soil biodiversity
reducing fertilizer and other inputs
drought proofing our farms and watersheds
increasing food and environmental security for our communities
reversing the insect extinction event
In the first ripsowing workshop of the season, attendees will get an overview of ripsowing theory, basic agronomy, history, evidence & strategy, see ripsowing of diverse forbs with farm-brewed microbial inoculants, learn about proper ripsowing layout relative to contour, and learn how to properly operate the ripsower and initiate the Keyline soil formation sequence. Participants will also receive a brief overview of the scientific landscape-feedback learning system the Land Care Cooperative is operationalizing to optimize ripsowing and overall management to heal land.
**This event is part one of a two part series. A second workshop is scheduled for September 14th at Larson Farm/SVT Farm in Wells, VT with the same material, plus outcomes and experiences from the season.