Field Day: NOFA Visits Gaining Ground

On Sunday, July 14, Doug Wolcik will give an interactive field tour exploring the systems he has instituted to drastically increase production—without increasing field space—on Gaining Ground’s three-acre farm. He will be joined by Daniel Mays of Frith Farm, an innovative, no-till commercial farm in Maine. The farmers will offer comments, observations, and demonstrations of equipment and methods of cover crop termination, mulching, and planting in a reduced-till context. 

During lunch, event organizers will facilitate a farmer-to-farmer roundtable. Topics will include participants’ experiences of soil health practices and education and incentive programs that can help make the transition. Insights from this roundtable discussion will help inform a policy document to educate legislators and shape agricultural policy work. 

After a catered lunch, there will be a demonstration of soil health indicators and soil microscopy!

This workshop is part of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) three year research grant funded by the USDA. To register, visit NOFA Mass events. Suggested registration fee is only $15 for NOFA members for this five-hour event ($20 for non-members), but full scholarships will be available to all NOFA members. Questions? Email

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