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Join us at Weavers Way Farms’ Henry Got Crops site at W.B. Saul Agricultural High School in Philadelphia to learn about this versatile tool that supports many small-scale vegetable operations.
Weavers Way farm manager Nina Berryman and farmer Dean Buttacavoli of Cabbage Throw Farm will discuss and demonstrate the uses, basic maintenance, and safe operation of a walk-behind tractor. We’ll review attachments as well as basic maintenance, and each participant will get an opportunity for supervised, hands-on practice.
We’ll enjoy a lunch catered by Weavers Way Co-op, and discuss key considerations for incorporating a two-wheel tractor in your production plan.
Cabbage Throw uses a two-wheel tractor as an integral part of their minimum tillage operation—an organic one-and-a-half-acre market garden located in New Jersey’s fertile Musconetcong River Valley.
Weavers Way manages two farm sites in Northwest Philadelphia on a total of six and a half acres. They operate the Henry Got Crops site in collaboration with W.B. Saul students, who are involved in every aspect of the farm, from fieldwork to newsletter writing and applied research.
Special thanks to Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) for lending us their two-wheel tractor!
Photo credit: Veronica Rosenberger, Community Action Lehigh Valley
Date: Sun, April 23, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Weavers Way Farms – Henry Got Crops
7095 Henry Avenue
Cost: Member | $25 Non-member | $35
Event Category: Apprenticeship, Pasa Events, vegetable farming