Throughout this course you will learn how to:
Grow a diversity of fruits and vegetables for your home and/or business
Identify sustainable agriculture practices
Create a crop plan
Manage a greenhouse
Buy and maintain farm equipment and machinery
Set up a drip irrigation system
Manage soil nutrients
Manage weeds and use cover crops
Identify pests and implement pest management strategies
Learn how to prepare crops for market and comply with food safety regulations
Connect with agencies that provide services for new farmers
2022 Course Details:
This year we are offering two 8-week sessions of this course. The first session will be held in person at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA and the second sesssion will be offered in an online/virtual format.
In-Person Session (May 14, 2022 – July 2, 2022)
Meeting place and time: Moraine Farm (Beverly, MA) every other Saturday, 10am -1:00 p.m.
Online Session (July 14, 2022 – Sept 1, 2022)
Meeting place and time: Online each Thursday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
This online version of the class will meet on Zoom every Thursday evening (from 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm) for eight weeks. In addition to the synchronous online classes, participants are welcome to participate in optional on-farm experiential learning opportunities at Moraine Farm in Beverly.