[montanafood_ag] AERO's Final Farm Tour Registration Open!
AERO at aeromt.org
Thu Sep 1 15:07:55 MDT 2011
Register now for the final Farm Tour of the summer on September 12th,
highlighting two highly diversified farm operations in Moiese and Dixon. The
tour will begin at Ploughshare Farm, a vegetable and goat operation in
Moiese. Then it¹s on to Dixon and Fialky Farm where biodynamic practices are
being used in the production of market vegetables, herbs, flowers, seed,
berries, stone fruit, and livestock. The two farms feature crop rotation,
composting, cover cropping, high tunnels, and organic practices eliminating
chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, as well as heating with
This tour is organized in partnership with the Montana Sustainable Growers
Union <http://www.homegrownmontana.org/> , a group of local farmers near
Missoula that have created the HOMEGROWN label and market their food
locally. The values and principles that guide these farms, their specific
production techniques, as well as marketing through Community Supported
Agriculture, farmers markets, and the Western Montana Growers Cooperative
<http://www.wmgcoop.com/> will be discussed.
This tour is from 11:00-3:00PM and costs $10 including lunch. Space is
limited so pre-registration is required. Please call the AERO office at
(406) 443-7272 or click below to register.
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