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Organic Meadow Summer Crop Day

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Organic Meadow Summer Crop Day

Time: July 17, 2013 all day
Location: Troy
Phone: 5195036852
Event Type: crop, day
Organized By: Jenny Butcher
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2013

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Organic Meadow Summer Crop Day

July 17th, 2013


*Meet at 10 am at Lammert Koonstra’s farm: 2435 Hwy 5 West, Troy, Ontario to get directions, information and a field map for the day


*Tour over 1200 acres of hay, pasture, corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, rye, oats and market gardens at the farms of Lammert Koonstra, Ray Halma and Derek Brouwer.


*The students from Hope Reformed Christian School will have a BBQ lunch available at a cost at Ray Halma’s farm.  To ensure a seat for lunch, bring your own chair.


About the farms:


Lammert Koonstra: learn about his skid steer scuffling mount, view 5 different seeding rates of sorghum (15-80 lbs/ac) and mob grazing dairy heifers


Ray Halma: tending to organic laying hens and beef cows and growing wheat, spelt, corn, hay and beans over 700 acres.


Derek Brouwer: learn about compost tea applications, a variety of cover crops used, including radish and his Lemken Rubin High Speed Vertical Tillage Machine.  Marie Janssens is managing a 3 acre organic market garden on his farm with sweet corn, potatoes, sweet peas, green and yellow beans, squash, beets, onions, carrots, pumpkins and cucumber.

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