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Sara Runkel shows Johnny's 6-row seeder to 2011 Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production studentsThe Seed Farm's bed makerChisel plow (tillage equipment)The Seed Farm's disc (tillage equipment)Earthway SeederEarthway Seeder platesEuropean Seeder in ActionEuropean SeederEuropean Seeder seed plateGlasier Seeder close-upHatfield transplanterJohnny's 6-row seederAnton Shannon's row-markerSeed Stick, close-upPlanterPlanterNolt's water wheel transplanterNolts water wheel transplanterSara demonstrates the flame weeder, a great tool for managing broad-leaved weeds. Grass weeds have their growing point below the ground, making the flame weeder less useful for farms dominated by foxtail and other grassy weeds.A wheel hoe can be useful for managing weeds between beds or between wide-spaced crops.This hand hoe from Johnny's is a $15 multi-purpose miracle tool. Excellent for transplanting as well as hand hoeing in tight spaces, according to Sara.Other organic veg students have fun with the hula/ scuffle/ stirrup hoes for cultivating fava beans.Students also got a chance to see the Williams Tool System, a handy tractor-mounted weed management implement that includes adjustable tine weeders, cultivators, weed knife sweeps, and potato hilling disks.Students in Penn State Extension's Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production course get a chance to try out several types of hoes and weeders in the 'Weed Management' session.Sara Runkel, Seed Farm director, explains the importance of sharp tools while displaying the colinear hoe, an Elliot Coleman favorite.The basket weeder and I&J's low-residue cultivator are other important tools in an organic management system.Black plastic mulch is often an important tool in organic vegetable production. This is a bed-maker/ mulch and drip tape layer.

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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5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

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Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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