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Planned for the Last Wednesday Night, of each Month 6-8pm, but programming should be confirmed prior to attending. North Slope Farm is hosting Monthly Organic Open Houses, see Calendar Page. Please register on the NOFA-NJ website by Tuesday, the day before the Open House. Zoom invitations will be emailed on Wednesday. If you want to … Read more
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
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!
It was a decent year, more detail to come!
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
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
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.
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
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.