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Farmland Flyways, Wildways, and Waterways at Live Earth Farm

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

$75

Tucked away against the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Live Earth Farm uses practices that are good for climate resilience, biodiversity and the bottom line on their 50 different direct-marketed organic crops. They’ve installed nest boxes and hedgerows to bring beneficial insects and birds closer to the crops, used water saving techniques and integrated carbon-storing soil and woody vegetation practices. Join Wild Farm Alliance and EcoFarm to learn more, go on a bird walk and tour the farm’s fields.
At Live Earth their approach is to bring food production in harmony with nature with a focus on building biodiversity. The property that Tom farms was originally a conventional apple orchard surrounded by trees, and when he began the transition to organic certification he set forth on establishing long-term wildlife corridors and plant buffers. These natural borders safeguard the soil from erosion, improve water quality, assist with biological pest control, and provide the surrounding area with valuable ecosystem services that both beautify the landscape and contribute to the creation of beneficial insect and pollinator habitat. Riparian and upland plantings promote wildlife connections that help to fertilize the soil.

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
8:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Cost:
$75
Event Category:
Website:
https://eco-farm.org/conference/2022/field-days