Fresh Start Farms visits Growing Power!
Fresh Start Farms growers visited Growing Power’s Milwaukee Headquarters this January at their annual Winter Conference. A special thank you to Growing Power for providing these farmers the scholarships to attend, and learn from your innovative approach to farming and food justice!
Although the Mid-west was in a deep freeze, Growing Power was still producing food in their extensive high tunnel ecosystems. Farmer, Sylvain Bukasa, was inspired by the vermicomposting (composting with worms). Farm Production Specialist, Anthony Munene also reported that nutrient management was a key theme and important lesson. Throughout the farm, nutrients were cycled, from the worms, to the plants, and to the fish in the aquaponics, and back again. The two look forward to implementing these ideas at Fresh Start Farms’ training site in Dunbarton, NH in 2014.