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    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Nearly 20 years ago, Susana Lein bought a farm near Berea, Kentucky that had virtually no topsoil. Using the principles of permaculture, Susana now produces cornmeal, popcorn, dried beans, vegetables, fruits, berries, nuts, flowers, and herbs that she sells at two farmers markets, through various CSAs, to retail shops, and online. The crops are produced without tilling and mechanization, and with few purchased inputs. 

    Susana will host an educational field day at her farm, Salamander Springs, on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will learn how to rely on local resources and energy; to create fertile, living soil with permanent beds; hugelkultur; using contour swales and ponds; rainwater catchment; greywater and spring water systems; perennial food polycultures; 3 sisters cornfields; no-till staple crops (patterned on Masanobu Fukuoka’s work); poultry forage; cover crops, and more. 

    Tours of Salamander Springs cost $10, but if you register with OAK before July 5 you can attend for $5. 

    Bring a water bottle to refill in the farm’s spring, and be prepared to pack out any disposable beverage or food containers you bring in.

    Hope to see everyone there!

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