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More than 200 vegetable farmers, agriculture students, and other members of the Bay State’s agriculture community attended two free workshops designed to help improve the soil’s capacity to function as a vital living system that sustains plant, animal and human health.
Farming with Nature: Improving Soil Health on Vegetable Farms was offered twice: on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Amherst and on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in Dighton. Some 80 people attended the Amherst session, which was held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and 135 attended the Dighton session at the Bristol County Agricultural High School.