Organic Management Workshop Upcoming in Verndale

Jim Chamberlin

Jim Chamberlin

Staples Area Farmers Market Association is hosting an event, Organic Management Workshop, focusing on gardens, seasonal high tunnels, and hoop houses, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Verndale Community Center, 109 1st Ave SE, Verndale.

The workshop is designed to address local needs for organic production practices of low income, small producers of horticulture crops in central Minnesota. Speakers will answer questions and make recommendations on soil health, organic fertilizers, organic pest management, and composting.

Speakers include high-tunnel expert Terrance Nennich as well as SFA members David Birky, Arlene Jones, Kathy Connell and SFA Association Board President Jim Chamberlin.

Cost is $8 by March 15 and $12 thereafter; both fees include lunch and materials. Send a check payable to Staples Area Farmers Market Association and contact info to Lois Detloff, 21390 County Rd 24, Bertha, MN 56437, or click here here to download a brochure and registration form.

For more information, contact Deb Erickson (218.445.5147), Lois Detloff (218.924.2704) or Mel Wiens (218.894.2715).