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In the Interest of Eachother

March 12th, 2020 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on In the Interest of Eachother)

Programming should be confirmed prior to attending. North Slope Farm is hosting Monthly Organic Open Houses, see Calendar Page. April 29, will be presented online, Details will be posted 4/27 on our home page, and here. Due to Corona Virus Social Distancing Guidelines, We are adjusting, but we hope to host outdoor gatherings, as soon … Read more

Organic Open House

February 25th, 2020 | Posted by miker in Community Affairs - (Comments Off on Organic Open House)

Monthly Gatherings at Farmhouse to talk about Organic Farming in New Jersey. North Slope Farm and NOFA-NJ are hosting this event, to provide our community, a regular space, to come together. We will review Farming over the past month, check in on Journey Person Farmers Reports and Public Postings, and discuss appropriate resources and information … Read more

ORGANIC WINTER CONFERENCE

January 23rd, 2020 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on ORGANIC WINTER CONFERENCE)

Thirty Years of Serving the New Jersey Organic Community with Great Speakers, Workshops and Time to Get Together! Thank You – www.NOFA-NJ.org Please Become a Member Today!

Season Summary – 2019

December 31st, 2019 | Posted by miker in Season Summary - (Comments Off on Season Summary – 2019)

It was a decent year, more detail to come!

Crop Yields and Managment – CIG 2019

December 31st, 2019 | Posted by miker in References - (Comments Off on Crop Yields and Managment – CIG 2019)

Selected Crop Yields and Management – Season One of three year USDA / NOFA Soil Health study of Reduced Tillage Data below will reflect the Planting dates, Begin and End Harvest Dates and total Crop Yields. The selected crops were Carrots and Napa Cabbage, in Permanent Raised Beds. Also, Summer Squash and Green Beans in … Read more

Insect Scouting – NOFA CIG 2019, at NorthSlopeFarm

December 31st, 2019 | Posted by miker in References - (Comments Off on Insect Scouting – NOFA CIG 2019, at NorthSlopeFarm)

First season, Three year Soil Health Grant – sub focus, IPM Scouting. Paige Sirak, a junior at South Hunterdon Regional Highschool, and multi term, Chapter President, of the local Future Farmers of America, performed weekly insect scouting, for two months. North Slope Farm is grateful for her generous donation of time and focus, notes and … Read more

Tillage and Standard Operating Procedures

June 18th, 2019 | Posted by miker in References - (Comments Off on Tillage and Standard Operating Procedures)

The Photo above is included in our Standard Operating Procedures – Album, at our Flickr Page North Slope Farm. The Album includes photos of all the tillage and methods of working the soil, to grow our crops. More specific information about Favorable Furrows can be found by following this link.

Soil Carbon Restoration, by Jack Kittredge

June 18th, 2019 | Posted by miker in References - (Comments Off on Soil Carbon Restoration, by Jack Kittredge)

The White Paper – “Soil Carbon Restoration, Can Biology Do the Job”, by Jack Kittredge, NOFA-Mass, 2015, is an excellent introduction to the topic of Carbon in our Climate, and the Potential to foster the power of Soil to Capture the Greenhouse Gas. Click on the Title above to Link to the NOFA-Mass website (scroll … Read more

Bio-Intensive and Bio-Extensive Comparison

June 18th, 2019 | Posted by miker in References - (Comments Off on Bio-Intensive and Bio-Extensive Comparison)

The Current NSF practice for Planting, following the principal of the Bio-Extensive System, is the use of Favorable Furrows, including cultivation and inter cropping of clover cover crops to follow the Cash Crop. The Clover would then be allowed a year of growth.

Basic Information About Soil

June 16th, 2019 | Posted by miker in References - (Comments Off on Basic Information About Soil)
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