The Vermont Ripsower interplants diverse, deep-rooted flowering forbs, decompacts topsoil and subsoil at increasing depths, triggers and aids topsoil-formation processes, and applies farm-brewed biostimulants and minerals to seeds during planting for:
- increasing yield and forage quality
- total infiltration farming
- unlocking accelerated topsoil-formation
- increasing soil biodiversity
- reducing fertilizer and other inputs
- drought proofing our farms and watersheds
- increasing food and environmental security for our communities
- reversing the insect extinction event
Attendees will get an overview of ripsowing theory, basic agronomy, history, evidence & strategy, see the results of ripsowing diverse forbs with farm-brewed microbial inoculants, learn about proper ripsowing layout relative to contour, and learn how to properly operate the ripsower and initiate the Keyline soil formation sequence.
Participants will also receive a brief overview of the scientific landscape-feedback learning system the Land Care Cooperative is operationalizing to optimize ripsowing and overall management to heal land. Everyone will go home with seed – please bring a small bag.
This event is supported by Vermont Grass Farmers Association and UVM Extension.