Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CDRI presents Urban Gardening Seminar on September 25

CDRI presents Lecturer  Dr. Ken Mix on September 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Lawrence Hall, Room 300.

Dr. Ken Mix owned and operated Sown By Hand, a produce farm just outside of Indianapolis, IN from 1989-1996. Sown By Hand supplied more than 10 grocery stores of  a local large chain and top restaurant chefs in the region. Depending on the season and year, the farm had up to 20 acres in cultivation with crops including heirlooms, tomatoes, zucchini and pumpkins. The farm was innovative for the early 90′s, utilizing a European style intensive planting scheme and applying a single herbicide for grass control once a year. Only once in the history of the farm was and insecticide applied. At the time, this type of maintenance was known as ‘low input agriculture’, and would be more akin to the familiar ‘sustainable agriculture’ system of today. This lecture will be valuable to all interested in gardening.

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