Tag Archives: NOFA/RI

Increase soil fertility by adding chickens in field rotations

Building soil fertility and organic matter is a standard practice in organic agriculture. Organic farmers count on healthy soils to increase crop yields and crop quality as well as their farm’s long-term sustainability. Farmers build soil fertility by feeding soil organisms, … Continue reading

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Sustainable production leads to success at Little River Farm

How many young farmers met their financial goals during their first year in business? Bob Payne and Camille Abdel-Nabi started their 3-acre farm with solid training and experience in organic growing, high energy and a good business plan. Bob has an … Continue reading

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Cost-effective coolers for farms, breweries, wineries, florists, caterers, restaurants and grocery stores

Over 18,000 CoolBots use standard window air conditioners to turn super-insulated rooms into walk-in coolers. Farmers, florists, breweries, wineries, pubs, caterers, restaurants and grocery stores use CoolBots. CoolBot cooler systems cost less to install compared with conventional compressor-cooled walk-in refrigerators … Continue reading

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NOFA/RI Advanced Growers Workshop

Author and grower, Will Bonsall will lead a workshop called “Getting more food from less space & Cultivated crops that don’t need cultivation” on Sunday, November 9 at 1 p.m. Learn about intensive growing and nurturing unusual shrubs and trees. This workshop … Continue reading

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Use micronutrients to increase crop yields and nutrition

If you could increase your yields and your markets demanded more produce, would you spend money on soil amendments? Derek Christianson of Brix Bounty Farm in Dartmouth, MA has long recommended farmers pay attention to soil micronutrients. He said soil … Continue reading

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Movable greenhouse essential to this year-round organic grower

Most greenhouses or high tunnels are constructed and stay in one place. The Rimol greenhouses or high tunnels at Roots Farm in Tiverton, RI are moved several times each year. Roots Farm hosted a Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI) Collaborative Regional … Continue reading

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Sustainable growing & Seed Saving at Scratch Farm

Scratch Farm is a worker-owned, two-acre farm near Providence, RI. One of seven independent farms on a 35-acre property managed with the Southside Community Land Trust, Scratch Farm grows over 100 varieties of sustainably-grown vegetables and fruits each year. Produce … Continue reading

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