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June 16th, 2019 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Soil Description Sheet)

Field Tour – Sat June 22, 6pm

June 10th, 2019 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Field Tour – Sat June 22, 6pm)

Field Tour – Sat June 22, 2019, 6pm

Farmers, Landowners, Agricultural Professionals, and the caring public are all invited to join the discussions – How do we prepare the Soil for Planting Crops, while fostering the Health and Future of the Soil?

Responsible management of Agricultural Production, starts with assessing the Soil Conditions, Developing Strategies for fostering beneficial growing conditions, and troubleshooting any Challenges. The long term objectives must be Building Soil Health, Protecting Soil Structure and Maintaining Fertility.

On the Field Tour, we will look at a number to soil samples, to provide examples of different Management Practices; Fallow Fields, Hay Field, Row Cropping of Vegetables using our Favorable Furrow technique, Solarization of Soils pre-planting, Layering Mulches and Intensive Vegetable Production on Permanent Raised Beds.

We have invited Robert Fulper Jr., a neighboring farmer, who’s family was one of the first to adopt No-Till Practices in NJ, to give his perspective and respond to questions about his experiences farming many acres with multiple crops.

Also invited, Soil Specialist to discuss Soil Fertility Management, including understanding soil tests and addressing specific concerns like high concentrations of Phosphorus and high pH readings that may be associated with Manures and High Levels of Organic Matter.

We will share our experiences in detail, because all Farmers and folks who care about the future know – Healthy Soil is critical to Productive Agriculture. Our understanding of what is happening in the soil, especially the growing body of science studying the benefits of Organic Matter and a thriving MicroEcology, may hold Huge Inspiration for Positive Farming Outcomes.

Check out our Post about the CIG Grant that is sponsoring this event and others across multiple farms and States!

Summer Solstice Celebration – 2019

June 10th, 2019 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Summer Solstice Celebration – 2019)

Summer Solstice Gathering and Celebration  -2019

Saturday June 22 – we welcome you to join us to Celebrate one of the Most significant moments on Earth – the Longest Day of the Year!

Come at 6 pm and join our Field Tour and discussion about Tillage strategies and Soil Health, then at 8 pm, we’ll kick back and enjoy the sunset, listen to live music and continue the Conversations into the evening!

Pot Luck Dinner, bonfire and local musicians (bring an instrument to join in)..

LOCATION : 1701 Linvale-Harbourton Rd, West Amwell Twp, 08530.

extra parking: 386 Rock Road East, 08530

Questions?  Call Mike 609-647-9754


Conservation Innovation Grant

May 19th, 2019 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Conservation Innovation Grant)

Conservation Innovation Grant – Soil Health Monitoring, Reduced Tillage Techniques and Farm Tours.

NOFA Massachusetts, NOFA Connecticut and NOFA New Jersey each have three farms participating in a three year grant, studying soil health, carbon sequestration and Reduced Tillage Practices. To learn more about the Grant, check of NOFAMass.org, Specifically; https://www.nofamass.org/programs/nofa-conservation-innovation-grant-nrcs-project

North Slope Farm, Morganics Family Farm and Cherry Valley Cooperative Farm are all committing to three years of soil testing, farm tours, and a focus on integrating reduced soil tillage practices into our management.

At North Slope Farm, we already have been using a reduced tillage technique, we call “Favorable Furrows” to plant our field beds. In our permanent raised beds we typically Broad Fork and rototill, pre planting, but to reduce tillage we have been using Solarization and Lasagna Layered Mulching Techniques to beat the weeds, without tillage..

A great Primer for any discussion of Soil Health and the Carbon in the Soil is the White Paper – Soil Carbon Restoration – Can Biology Do the Job?.. Follow the Link to NOFAMass.org’s site and download a copy.

If these topics interest you, we want you to participate in our Farm Tours and there is a Farmer Roundtable planned, to hear input from other NJ Farmers and develop topics to build on. Sign up for our email newsletter (top of page) to receive a reminder of upcoming tours / Events, Join NOFA-NJ, or reach out to Morganics or Cherry Valley Coop Farm so we are sure to include you in our outreach!

Spending a Day with Nettle, with Pat Chichon, at North Slope Farm

March 14th, 2018 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Spending a Day with Nettle, with Pat Chichon, at North Slope Farm)

Spending a Day with Nettle

 

                   Please join us at North Slope Farm for an afternoon with Nettle. This luscious plant, often feared and avoided, has everything you could wish in an herb and we as advocates, want you to get to know her and her nourishing, funny, crazy sides. We will hang out with her outside, pick and prepare yummy stuff and learn how to care for her and preserve her.

          Come hear our stories and share yours. Bring a basket or bag, clippers, gloves(are optional!!- nettle does have a sting),  a cup for tea or soup, a plate and spoon, a few pint canning jars and some apple cider vinegar.

          Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 1-3:30 pm    $35

For more information contact Pat Chichon at chrysalisc@aol.com  or 609-397-1466 or

North Slope Farm , to call: 609-647-9754..

Winter Solstice 2017

January 12th, 2018 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Winter Solstice 2017)

SUN LOVERS – CELEBRATE

Our Annual Global Communion Approaches – Winter Solstice joins us all, in the moment when the extreme of Darkness, in the Northern Hemisphere, is reached, and the return of longer periods of light returns.  The opposite is true in the Southern Hemisphere, but equally, it is the extreme, being reached, and reversing…

This is the lesson of living on Earth, regular cycles, constant change and continuity…  We are blessed with a Life on Earth, bathed in the Light of Our Star…  We are all equal in this, and it joins us, as a living family, at home, in Space…

JOIN US!

North Slope Farm welcomes friends, known and new, to Join Us in Celebration, at the Farmhouse, Thursday, December 21, after 5pm, to celebrate our commonality, under the Sun…  Pot Luck dinner, Live Music, outdoor Fire (for the hardy) and camaraderie…

1701 Linvale-Harbourton Rd, 08530

extra parking around the corner, 386 Rock Road East…

Partnering with NOFA-NJ, The JourneyPerson Program…

November 13th, 2017 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Partnering with NOFA-NJ, The JourneyPerson Program…)

Event: Monday, November 20, 6 pm.

Partnering with NOFA-NJ, North Slope Farm invites interested parties,

to The JourneyPerson Program.  NOFA-NJ, among others,

Has and continues to support the interests of Organic Farming in NJ.

NorthSlopeFarm has great spaces to Gather, and a commitment to the Future…

Together, NOFA-NJ and NorthSlopeFarm, hope to foster, and encourage,

NEW and Evolving Farmers.

Dinner, Introductions and Discussion

“potluck desserts” welcome, NorthSlope Tea will be served

Monday evening, 6 pm

RSVP & Questions: 609-647-9754

Farmhouse at 1701 Linvale-Harbourton Rd, 08530

(parking also at 386 Rock Road East)

Seeking JourneryPersons and Good Listeners

Introductions – Discussion of Focuses and Celebration of the Journey

also see NOFANJ.org

Classes at the FarmHouse, At NorthSlopeFarm

November 10th, 2017 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Classes at the FarmHouse, At NorthSlopeFarm)

 — Classes at The FarmHouse, at North Slope Farm —

1701 Linvale-Harbourton Rd, West Amwell, NJ 08530

Check our Calendar Page (above) for Scheduled Classes,

Or the Events and Workshops Category (on side bar) for more details!

The FarmHouse, at North Slope Farm, is a great setting to gather, learn and share.

Participants in our Events and Workshops are encouraged to explore the Farm trails and visit with our unique nature..

COLDS and FLU – CLASS

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on COLDS and FLU – CLASS)

COLDS AND FLU

JOIN US FOR THIS CLASS, TO HELP YOU DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE TWO,

LEARN AND TRY,

SOME HOME REMEDIES,

FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT,

FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES….

Pat Chichon, APN

This class will be lead by Pat Chichon, nurse practitioner, herbalist, homeopath, nutritional consultant, who has been practicing in South Hunterdon County, NJ, for over 30 years, working with people of all ages.

 

FEE FOR THE CLASS IS $25 PER PERSON

SUNDAY 1-3 PM  OCTOBER 22ND

The FarmHouse, at North Slope Farm,

1701 Linvale-Harbourton Road, West Amwell, NJ 08530

Please RSVP –

Contact Pat, email; Chrysalisc@aol.com, Phone; 609-397-1466.

or email us at NorthSlopeFarm@comcast.net,

or call 609-647-9754 and leave message..

 

CANCER EDUCATION AND WELLNESS – CLASS

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on CANCER EDUCATION AND WELLNESS – CLASS)

CANCER- WHAT IS THIS THING,

HOW CAN WE PREVENT IT,

AND WHAT TO DO IF IT COMES TO VISIT AND WANTS TO STAY…

Pat Chichon, APN

This class will be lead by Pat Chichon, nurse practitioner, herbalist, homeopath, nutritional consultant, who has been practicing in South Hunterdon County, NJ, for over 30 years, working with people of all ages.

 

PAT HAS BEEN WORKING WITH CANCER PATIENTS FOR YEARS

AND HAS STUDIED CANCER FROM A VARIETY OF APPROACHES

JOIN HER AT NORTH SLOPE FARM TO LEARN AND SHARE- ALL ARE WELCOME

FEE FOR THE CLASS IS $25 PER PERSON**

SUNDAY 1-3 PM  OCTOBER 8TH

The FarmHouse, at North Slope Farm,

1701 Linvale-Harbourton Road, West Amwell, NJ 08530

**THOSE WHO SUPPORTED PAT’S ONGOING TRAINING WITH DONNY YANCE THIS YEAR ARE WELCOME AT NO CHARGE

Please RSVP –

Contact Pat, email; Chrysalisc@aol.com, Phone; 609-397-1466.

or email us at NorthSlopeFarm@comcast.net,

or call 609-647-9754 and leave message..