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Kaisers of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA recognized as CASI 2017 Farmer Innovators!

 

 

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Kaisers of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA recognized as CASI 2017 Farmer Innovators!

February 28, 2018

 

Farmer meeting on February 28, 2018 at Park Farming, Meridian, CA at which innovative reduced disturbance organic vegetable production systems were discussed and at which the Kaisers were recognized as CASI’s 2017 Farmer Innovators
The Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser Family and their farming partners at Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA were recognized as 2017 Conservation Agriculture Farmer Innovators at a ceremony that took place on February 28, 2018 as part of a meeting on reduced disturbance organic vegetable systems at the farm of Scott Park in Meridian, CA.  The system that the Kaisers have developed relies on an approach that makes use of compost applications to essentially undisturbed planting beds that cycle quickly through a diverse vegetable rotation.  Their unique no-till system, unprecedented in organic vegetable farming, is key to Singing Frogs' immense productivity.  Virtually weed-free permanent beds, top-dressed with several inches of compost, can be cleared of one finished crop's residue of a morning, then replanted to another from the greenhouse that same afternoon.  Such rapid turnaround of garden beds enables the Kaisers to harvest five sequential market crops over twelve months in a climate with fewer than 228 frost-free days.  Additional background information about the Kaisers farm can be found at the website of Craftsman Quarterly at https://craftsmanship.net/drought-fighters/ .

 

 

Farmer meeting on February 28, 2018 at Park Farming, Meridian, CA at which innovative reduced disturbance organic vegetable production systems were discussed and at which the Kaisers were recognized as CASI’s 2017 Farmer Innovators

 

 

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