Understanding Organic Farming with Eliot Coleman

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Date(s) - 5/15/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Blue Hill PUblic Library

Harborside farmer and author Eliot Coleman will present, “Understanding Organic Farming,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 PM. Topics that he will cover include what defines organic farming, how it works, why it works, and how to do it sustainably.

Eliot Coleman is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook. He has written extensively on the subject of organic agriculture since 1975, including chapters in scientific books and the foreword to Keeping Food Fresh: Old World Techniques and Recipes by the gardeners and farmers of Terre Vivant.

Eliot has more than 50 years’ experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing, and range poultry. He has conducted study tours of organic farms, market gardens, orchards and vineyards in Europe and has successfully combined European ideas with his own to develop and popularize a complete system of tools and equipment for organic vegetable growers. He presently consults and designs tools for Johnny’s Selected Seeds. With Barbara Damrosch, Eliot operates a commercial year-round market garden, in addition to horticultural research projects, at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine.

This event is co-sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Books. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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