Growing Greens Production Workshop for Direct Market
Event Date: August 22, 2019; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Murphy Middle School High Tunnel, 9554 US-19, Marble, NC 28905
Cost: No Charge (Cost covered by ASAP Grant)
Registration required: Register online
Description: This workshop is aimed at training growers considering the production of greens for direct market outlets (tailgate markets, farm stands, CSA, etc.). Craig Mauney, Area Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production will lead the group in discussing production for a variety of greens in the region Specific topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil condition and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. Workshop includes a lecture followed by a hands-on activity such as inset and disease scouting or pruning. All participants will receive a resource notebook and a scouting lens to take home.