News & Views
AMHERST — Weeds are a major cause of crop failure at organic farms, making the equipment used in controlling their growth important to the successful production of fruits and vegetables.
“After harvesting, it’s our biggest labor,” says Jeremy Barker-Plotkin, who runs the 50-acre Simple Gifts Farm in North Amherst. “Everything we do is with weed control in mind.”
Take a walk at Simple Gifts Farm in North Amherst with edible plant (and weed) expert John Root to learn about finding “wild” food in our own backyards! ‘
Free workshop and everyone is welcome (especially kids)!
Saturday, June 17 – 10:30am – 12:00 noon
1089 North Pleasant St.
North Amherst, MA
For more on John Root, see: http://www.johnroot.net/edible_plants.html