We always enjoy our time hanging out with other southern organic farmers at Southern SAWG. We have noticed, though, that with each passing year the new information is less dramatic, more subtle.
These are mostly commercial farmers, not into subsistence as we are, so we have to be careful to choose our programs carefully. We got to see another working farm, learned about cover crops and building marginal soil, controlling pests organically, mushroom production, and hoop houses. And the young people. So many young organic farmers!
Here’s the link to Southern SAWG. The conference next year will be in Little Rock.
The mushroom guy we talked about is Tradd Cotter. Here’s the link to his Mushroom Mountain site.