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CRAFT United Piedmont -- AUGUST Farm Tour & Potluck

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

CRAFT United Piedmont -- AUGUST Farm Tour & Potluck

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August Farm Tour and Potluck for the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) United Piedmont 
 
Host:
Doug Jones, Piedmont Biofarm
 
Tour topic: 
On-farm Seed-Saving and Growing Cooler-Weather Plants During Summer
 
Join us at Piedmont Biofarm for the August tour and potluck for CRAFT United Piedmont -- a farmer-to-farmer collaborative learning project where farmers and apprentices can learn from each other and build a stronger farming community.  

At Piedmont Biofarm, Farmer Doug Jones and his production team grow a dazzling diversity of vegetables year-round, all while enriching soil fertility.  The farm is especially known for its wide array of peppers and sweet potatoes. Along with on-farm seed-saving techniques and growing cool-weather crops through the summer, the farm is committed to sustainable production through a variety of other projects.  The CRAFT-UP tour will also showcase the farm's cultivation of climate-specific varieties of vegetables by selective breeding, their potting mix made completely from on-farm and local ingredients, and their vermi-composting system. 

Piedmont Biofarm also uses local leaf mulch and composted horse manure to fertilize the soil, locally made biodiesel when fuel is required, and benevolent pest management practices.  In recognition of his dedication to creative and responsible land use, Doug Jones was named 2009 Farmer of the Year by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

The tour will start promptly at 3 pm on Sunday, August 25, and will finish with a potluck meal. Please bring a dish to share, drinks you want to enjoy, and your own plate and utensils. Please also bring a chair or blanket to sit on if possible. Cooler/refrigerator space will be available during the tour.


 
To learn more about Piedmont Biofarm, you can visit their website: 
 
To learn more about the national CRAFT program, visit http://www.craftfarmers.org

The United Piedmont CRAFT program is supported by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (http://www.foodshuttle.org) under a USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program grant. 

Have questions about CRAFT United Piedmont -- AUGUST Farm Tour & Potluck? Contact Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

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Piedmont Biofarm
220 Lorax Ln
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)


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