Frith Intensive Recap, More Video-casts, & Upcoming Books
It’d take a book to cover the last week in the No-Till Grower community…
First-Ever No-Till Growers Intensive
To start, we couldn’t have asked for a better first-ever No-Till Growers Intensive. Daniel Mays—Frith Farm—came down to Kentucky and dropped some serious no-till knowledge and experience on not just folks from Kentucky, but across the country. Then, everyone got a tour of No-Till Growers headquarters, Rough Draft Farmstead, and the myriad of experiments and experience going on there. Be on the lookout for content from the event soon (Patreon spporters will get the full experience). Arguably more important, beginning and OG no-till growers alike were able to strengthen their connections and motivate one another to grow better next season. To be sure, we didn’t invent small-scale no-till, but every opportunity we can provide to bring farmers—aspiring and experienced—together around improving our soil by reducing tillage… and plenty of beer, the further the movement will spread. Steve Larson, @stevelarson723, said it better…
“It's amazing to hear about the work people like this are doing through books and internet and have the privilege of meeting them in person to begin cultivating relationship and community with the greater whole. The boundaries of this work of ecological, social, and economic regeneration begin to blur as we get glimpses of a more holistic way of being. Lots of work to be done but I have a heart filled with hope, Love and connection.”
In case you we’re able to make it out to Kentucky, we’re putting on another No-Till Growers Intensive with Jared Smith of Jared’s Real Food and Steven Cornett of Nature’s Always Right in California on February 15th.
No-Till Market Garden Video-cast
We’ve been threatening to add video of the podcast guests for some time now and have put together another round of examples from our main-man Josh Sattin. Check out these two from Ten Mothers about their well story and dialed-in irrigation setup. There’s also a step-by-step TM bed-flip over on the Patreon page. Be sure you’re also subscribed to the No-Till Growers channel and Josh Sattin’s channel to get updates on new grower videos.
One last note on the hats… WE SOLD OUT! Seriously, y’all are the best. Expect those to go out in the mail the beginning of next week. The level of support we get to do this work is mind-blowing and we’re grateful for it every day. The Rad Hatter fundraiser got us a long way towards our goal of adding regular videos of podcast guests and opening up the content we create to everyone. More on that later, time to ship some lids.