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Soil Health / Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, Mass.

Farming in a suburban town 25 miles south of Boston has both benefits and challenges, which result from the same thing, lots of neighbors. Lots of neighbors mean lots of customers for Ward's Berry Farm’s retail farm stand and pick-your-own operation in Sharon, Massachusetts. They also mean competition for water resources and stricter state regulations to protect public drinking water supplies. Farmer Jim Ward has found a way to meet customer demand, while protecting water resources; he's adopted good soil health practices with the help of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Here are a few images of his operation.


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