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No-Till Vegetable Farming

This session will feature two organic vegetable growers who are making no-till systems work – one on a hand-scale farm, the other using mechanization. Kristyn is producing one acre of organic specialty Korean vegetables, herbs and seed crops at Sunol Ag Park. Will is in the sixth year of developing a mechanized no-till system on five acres, where he utilizes cover crops, a roller crimper, solarization, and innovative modified equipment. 

Track and Session Info

Track: 
Production / Tools / Equipment
Session: 
F | 3:30 pm

Date and Location

Location: 
Merrill
Day: 
Friday
Presenter(s): 

Kristyn Leach

Title: 
Kristyn Leach
Presenter Affiliation: 
Namu Farm
Bio: 
Kristyn Leach is an activist and farmer based in San Francisco, where she runs Namu Farm on about an acre of Alameda County's publicly supported urban farmland. A Korean American who was adopted as an infant, Kristyn combines two farming cultures in a method of small-scale agriculture known as "natural farming”, eschewing artificial inputs and pesticides in favor of homegrown fungi. Kristyn specializes in heirloom Asian vegetable varieties, and showcases her produce at the avant garde Korean American fusion restaurant Namu Gaji in San Francisco.

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