Join me at my workshop “Growing Hops and Home Brewing” at the NOFA Summer Conference this weekend. Hear about cultivating, trellising, harvesting and drying hops. Hear about global hops history. Discover hops’ landscape, medicinal and beer brewing uses. Learn about brewing terms, equipment, ingredients, sanitation, bottling and capping. Hear brewing tips and get sources for recipes and ingredients.
Other RI-based speakers include John Kenny, of Big Train Farm in Cranston and Steve Walach, school garden manager.
Kenny will lead “Growing Brassica Crops.“ Take an in-depth look at the often-challenging world of growing the Broccoli family. Join a conversation on growing excellent Brassica crops, hear their natural history, fertility inclinations, insect relationships and overall management techniques. Emphasis will be on soil balancing and organic pest control.
Walach will lead “Improved Production for Medium and Large Gardens.“ His presentation will address gardening fundamentals to produce greater yields. This will include crop rotations, fertilizer plans, seedling care, labor requirements and organization of garden space. In 2012, hisschool garden harvested 5,734 poundsof vegetables from 2,000 sq. ft. of raised beds, close to 3 lbs/sq ft.
Learn more about the conference here