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The Seed Farm Teaches Seeding and Transplanting

Posted 6/2/2014 3:52pm by Lindsey Parks.

On May 20, 2014, The Seed Farm hosted, Penn State Extension's “Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production.”  With the assistance of instructors Sara Runkel and Becca Munro, participants had the opportunity to use different push seeders, learn how to hand-transplant more efficiently, and trial the water-wheel transplanter. The class learned about the advantages and disadvantages of the different equipment, discussed the efficiencies of mechanical planting techniques and how to implement such efficiencies into a farming system. Participants had the opportunity to trial 6 different push-seeders and observe 2 mechanical transplanters. The hands-on experience and training is, “indispensable” said many of the participants, teaching them how to improve their seeding and transplanting techniques and allowing them to make informed decisions when investing in equipment.  

The Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production course is a multi-session series lead by extension instructor Tianna Dupont. The course introduces aspiring and new vegetable producers to diverse production strategies and provides a framework for effective farm production planning. Please visit the extension.psu.edu/start-farming for more information.

 

Farm Business IncubatorSeptember 13th, 2017

  Ready to start a farm of your own? We can help. Complete a Pre-application Interest Form if you are interested in farming at The Seed Farm in 2018. The Seed Farm Agricultural Business Incubato

PartnersSeptember 7th, 2017

Lehigh County's dedication to farmland preservation allowed the land that The Seed Farm and its Steward Farms occupy to remain farmland. Lehigh County also supports The Seed Farm through donated

Farm-to-Table DinnerAugust 18th, 2017

 Our 7th annual Farm-to-Table Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017.   Dinner will be prepared by Chef Jon Middleton of Sodexo and Chef Josh Palmer of Sette Luna, Maxim's

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