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FREE Ferment on the Farm Workshop

2465 Gore Rd
Highgate Center, VT

Join us at the Choiniere Family Farm in Highgate Center us to learn to easily grow farm-scale brews of wild lactobacillus bacteria for no-turn composting, inoculants to improve seeding success, and to make cheap and effective biofertilizers and biostimulants.

We'll put into practice on-farm fermentation methods designed to reduce labor, costs, and external inputs on the farm while improving microbial activity and diversity, water quality soil health, and yield.

The workshop will include hands-on brewing of compost inoculant and biofertilizer, and a demonstration of seed inoculant preparation with farmers who have previously worked with these processes. Australian consultant Gerry Gillespie will present and answer questions remotely. We'll use a digital microscope to view microbial activity at all stages of brewing.

BYOB!(Bring your own 5 gallon bucket) and you'll go home ready to start the brewing process immediately on your farm.

Free registration limited to 25 participants, farmers will be prioritized.

The workshop flier is attached. For more information and to register, email Info@FranklinCountyNRDC.org or call 802-529-4176

*COVID protocols will be followed, details provided with registration

Sponsored by Franklin County Natural Resource Conservation District, the Composting Association of Vermont and the Land Care Cooperative

FOF Workshop Flyer_compressed.pdf