This event is for anyone interested in learning about how cover crops can benefit soil health, an essential part of climate resilient farming. Nathanael Gonzales-Siemens, the Organic Agriculture Consultant for Rodale Institute will be joining us, along with local producer Brad McIntyre. If you are considering adding cover crops to your rotation or transitioning to organic you won't want to miss this field day.
The Northbound Commons Field Project is a 19 species cover crop trial on three acres which had been fallow for nearly a decade. It has been tended by volunteers from the Idaho Organization or Resource Councils who have been promoting community conversations about the accessibility of locally grown and culturally relevant spray-free foods. The main goal has been to amend the very sandy-loam soil for small grain and vegetable production in the coming years. In future seasons this land will be farmed cooperatively with food and land equity central to the purpose. This trial includes a comparison of weekly and bi-weekly irrigation, and will be grazed by cattle throughout the fall. We’ve been amazed with the explosive growth we’ve seen and are excited to share it with y’all. Come explore and learn about how we’re giving back to the soil!
Thank you to Northbound Farms for generously donating land and mentorship to this project.
Seed was purchased through a grant from Idaho NRCS to promote on-farm practices that benefit native pollinators and other beneficial insects.
For anyone who needs a free registration, please RSVP HERE.
*NCAP is taking Covid precautions to help keep our community safe while we gather. Please come prepared to social distance and wear a mask. This is an outdoor event and will be limited to 20 people.
- October 07, 2021 at 12:00pm – 3pm
19847 Apricot Ln
Caldwell, ID 83607
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- $10.00 USD