CRAFT Field Day on Weed Control in Illinois

Weed Eradication Strategies CRAFT Field Day in Illinois

Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015; Time: 12pm - 3pm; Potluck at 3pm, Please bring a dish to pass; Location: Natural Farm Stand, 3206 Ill. Rt 173, Richmond, IL 60071

Please RSVP by Thursday, July 9th to farmertraining@learngrowconnect.org.

Those who RSVP will be informed of last minute changes to CRAFT events and field days, therefore it is in your best interest to RSVP.

Join Gary Gauger and Sue Rekenthaler on their 30 acre farm to learn how they use cover crops, hand weeding, and mechanical cultivation to control weeds. Gary will also talk about his soil improvement practices.

One of the unique practices at the Natural Farm Stand is the use of composted corn screenings to heat the bedding plant hoop house. For approximately $150 a season they can produce heat to grow close to 10,000 bedding plants that are then planted in their fields.

The Natural Farm Stand has been in Gary's family since 1923. They still use some of his grandfather and father's old equipment. Their Certified Naturally Grown produce is sold at farmers markets,at a on farm stand, and at local restaurants.

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