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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-to-Feast DinnerNovember 23rd, 2018

 Our 8th annual fundraising gala dinner, Farm-to-Feast Dinner & Auction will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. (plus a VIP cocktail hour from 3-4 P.M.) at Bell Gate Farm

FSMA Produce Grower Certification Training on 9/28/2018September 6th, 2018

WHEN Fri, September 28, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM WHERE Northampton Community College Alumni Hall-130a-d 3835 Green Pond Road Bethlehem, PA 18020 COST$30 per person You will receive a workbook wort

Beginning Farmer Workshop on 9/14/2018August 24th, 2018

Professionals in the agricultural industry will provide valuable information on important topics such as business planning & accounting, proper lease documents, loan programs and much more! A pane

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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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