Meet Alisha Utter and Kyle Bowley, of Arbor Farmstead in Grand Isle, Vermont. Their seven-acre veganic farm grows diversified perennial fruit alongside restorative woodland.
Join us as we tour three urban farms and meet farmers who are growing food for their local communities.
Carrie Nader and Alexander Wadsworth own Westside Tilth Farm in Buffalo, New York. This urban farm is situated on about three-fourths of an acre spanning a few lots on the corner of a block in the Lower West Side region of the city.
Before working with NRCS, Matt Churchill and Jennifer Christian, owners of Pariah Dog Farm, used to irrigate their crops by filling up 500-gallon water tanks with a garden hose overnight, then hauling them out to the field the next morning.
Learn more about organic farming through our featured success stories.
High tunnels protect plants from severe weather and allow farmers to extend their growing seasons – growing earlier into the spring, later into the fall, and sometimes, year-round.
A High Tunnel System, commonly called a “hoop house,” is an increasingly popular conservation practice for farmers, and is available with financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).