Alameda County RCD Farming Workshops
November 8, 2017 and November 20, 2017
The Alameda County Resource Conservation District invites you to join them for a series of interactive workshops to increase the effectiveness of planning and management activities on your farm or garden! All workshops will be held at the Sunol AgPark (505 Paloma Way, Sunol, CA 94586) and refreshments will be provided!
Workshop 1: Crop Planning
Alan Haight, Riverhill Farm
November 8, 2017 1-3:30 PM
Learn more about developing a production plan that balances crop diversity, cash flow, markets, and seasonality, on limited acreage. This discussion will draw on Alan's deep experience managing a successful small farm and provide attendees an opportunity to ask questions and begin the process of planning for the coming year. Please bring preliminary crop plans or ideas for discussion.
Workshop 2: Minimizing Weed Competition
Jim Leap, School Road Farm
November 20, 2017 from 1-3:30 PM
Strategies for managing common weeds in diversified row crop operations as a means of minimizing labor and improving yield. Discussion will include tillage, crop rotation, pre-irrigation, cultivation, use of smother crops, cover crop strategies, sanitation, planting techniques and the importance of timing when utilizing hand tools.