Date: April 2, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00; cash bar)
Location: 39 Cove Road, Orleans, MA
Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The idea behind restoration agriculture is to grow food in more sustainable ways. Most food today is produced by annual mono-cropping, requiring heavy machinery and lots of pesticides and fertilizers; these practices harm biodiversity, degrade the soil, and account for a big chunk of carbon emissions. A “food forest,” by contrast, tries to mimic natural systems. Rand will discuss this new field and his work with the Cape-wide Food Forest Initiative and the Nauset Food and Research Garden, an organic farm plot at Nauset RHS—and how home gardeners can restore disturbed land as close as our backyards.