ArchiveFebruary 2023

Is Crop rotation Unnecessary?

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View previous posts “If you get the soil biology right, there’s absolutely no reason to rotate to a different crop. Our understanding of agriculture is flawed. As human beings, when we start paying attention to how nature manages things, we start changing our agriculture to work the way nature works. Nature has been managing to do this process for the last three and a half to four billion years...

Pivoting to Fill a Niche With a Unique Skill Set – Carrot Cashflow Episode 30

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary Many people start market gardening in the hopes of becoming an established farm that consistently provides fresh, local food to their community. But what if that niche is already filled and there are already a lot of other people doing what you want to do? You can certainly try keeping at it. Or you can pivot and lean on your other skills...

Running a Successful Farm Stand Beside a Thriving CSA with Will Conway – Carrot Cashflow Episode 29

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary Many farms have different programs to draw people to their location—from tours to workshops to parties. If you’re someone who’s managing your farm’s CSA program while running an on-farm farm stand, what can you do to draw people in and keep them coming back? In this episode of Carrot Cashflow, we’re talking to Will Conway of Stone Acres...

Principles of Crop Rotation for the Market Garden

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View previous posts Crop rotation is the practice of changing the crop each year on the same piece of ground, in an effort to confuse pests, reduce weed pressure, and ensure the soil does not get depleted of certain nutrients. Eliot Coleman, considered to be one of the godfathers of market gardening, says that crop rotation “is the single most important process in a multi-cropping program” (The...

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