Farmers: “Keep It Growing” - you can grow more food all year long!
Learn from farmers who use "season extension" to harvest more food in spring, fall, and winter.
Visit their farms to see how they're using low tunnels, high tunnels, and caterpillar tunnels to produce more - and earn more money - throughout the year.
Connect with other farmers and learn together.
“Keep It Growing” is a free 7-part workshop series where we’ll cover:
What you can grow for harvest in the "shoulder" season (November-March).
How season extension can increase your income, even out your cash flow, and build your business.
Challenges and things to consider before building.
What infrastructure and costs are involved.
We start soon, and we only have room for 30 farmers. Click here to RSVP today (it's free!). Free dinner at in-person events, plus participants will be entered to win prizes from High Mowing Seeds, Nifty Hoops, and others.
The workshop series is a combo of farm tours and virtual workshops in southeast IN all taking place in the evening hours.
Farm tour sites and topics:
August 29, 2023 - Infrastructure options + Choosing your crops: Lobenstein Farm (St. Leon, IN) + Natural Resources Conservation Service
September, 2023 - Soil Prep and Fertility: Splinter Ridge Farm (Madison, IN) + Urban Soil Health
March 26, 2024 - Tools: Wild Pansy Farm (Crothersville, IN)
Virtual session topics and presenters:
Making a planting plan + succession timing (High Mowing Seeds)
Airflow, managing moisture, etc (Nifty Hoops)
Daily management (Unvarnished Farm)
Finding profit (Partners IN Food and Farming)
Finding buyers (Food and Growers Association)
Virtual Topics Dates:
October 24, 2023 - Zoom Webinar, 6-8 pm
November 14, 2023 - Zoom webinar, 6-8 pm
January 23, 2024 - Zoom webinar, 6-8 pm
February 20, 2024 - Zoom webinar, 6-8 pm
This free workshop series is a collaboration between the Food and Growers Association, Partners IN Food and Farming, Purdue Extension, and Urban Soil Health.