The No-Till [Down Under] Market Garden Podcast w/ Mikey & Keren of Mossy Willow Farm

The No-Till [Down Under] Market Garden Podcast w/ Mikey & Keren of Mossy Willow Farm

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We couldn’t have found better guests to kick off season two of the podcast than Keren and Mikey of Mossy Willow Farm. We cover a wide range of topics, from the power of intentional internships (shout out to former podcast guest Singing Frogs Farm) to starting a no-till farm from scratch on heavy clay soil to making the most of labor in a no-till system and regenerative farming in the context of capitalism. Whoa. We also talk no dogma, the paperpot transplanter in a no-till setup, and self-care both on and—maybe more importantly—off the farm.

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No-till growers events (East & West)

EAST Oct 29th, Daniel Mays and family will be joining us in Lexington, KY for a presentation on his no-till setup, particularly integrating cover crops and biological approaches to pest management, followed by a field walk +beers with Farmer Jesse and family at Rough Draft Farmstead.

WEST Feb15th, join us outside San Diego, CA for a no-till intensive with not one, but two no-till growers! Jared Smith of Jared’s Real Food will present at the JRF expansion site and Steven Cornett of Nature’s Always Right will break down no-till in an urban setting.

EVENT// No-Till Growers on the West Coast

EVENT// No-Till Growers on the West Coast

Mini Podcast: Why No-Till Is Important (Even for Folks Who Hate It)

Mini Podcast: Why No-Till Is Important (Even for Folks Who Hate It)