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On-Farm Irrigation Workshop

River Berry Farm, 191 Goose Pond Road
Fairfax, VT

Want information on how to install or improve a drip irrigation system? Such highly efficient systems are becoming increasingly important given more frequent drought and food safety concerns.  

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Trevor Hardy of Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, NH,** will walk us through the basics of drip irrigation in the field and greenhouses. Specific topics will include:

  • Design, layout, and component selection
  • Determining water requirements and irrigation scheduling
  • Operation and maintenance of the system
  • Fertigation for efficient nutrient applications

Ginger Nickerson, UVM Extension Produce Safety and GAPs Coordinator, will discuss source water sampling protocol and how drip irrigation fits into a produce safety plan.

About Our Farm Hosts: River Berry Farm is a family owned organic small fruit and vegetable farm operating on the Lamoille River in Fairfax, Vermont since 1992. Farmers are Jane Sorensen, David Marchant and their two children, Huck and Ada, along with the farm crew of 8 -10 seasonal employees. They grow 50 acres of organic vegetables, 3 acres of strawberries, 1-1/2acre of organic raspberries and 18,000 square feet of greenhouse.

Sponsored by: UVM Extension, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, UVM Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Group, and the UVM Food Systems Spire

Register for this FREE workshop here

For more information:
Joshua Faulkner
Farming & Climate Change Program Coordinator
UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Joshua.Faulkner@uvm.edu
802-656-3495

Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 by July 3, 2015.

** Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.