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Irrigation Systems For Specialty Crops

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Franklin Farm

142 Abbott Run Valley Road

Cumberland, RI 02864

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Join us as we learn all about irrigation at this two hour on-farm workshop at the Historic Franklin Farm. Proper irrigation can optimize root structure and impact crop yields. This workshop will look at effective water-saving irrigation systems through different methods, such as a trickle/drip system, subirrigation, centre pivot and field sprinklers. You'll learn factors to consider when choosing which type of irrigation system to use, including: water quality, topography, field size, crop type, irrigation efficiency and maintenance. Please arrive a few minutes early.

Franklin Farm is a town-owned historic farm located in Cumberland that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the land and buildings are under the direction of the Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm Preservation Association, an all volunteer, 501c3 organization that strives to produce food for those experiencing food insecurities and works to produce a large quantity of farm fresh food for the RI Community Food Bank. Along with the community garden, Franklin Farm runs an Allotment Garden Program for people in the community to grow their own organic vegetables and they maintain a colonial garden with medicinal and cooking herbs, cutting flowers and fruit.

This is a free event. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Last minute attendees are welcome! Please dress for the weather and check this page or nofari.org for updates. Photographs may be taken at this event for NOFA RI promotional material. This event sponsored by RI DEM via a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant.





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