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From Soil to Salad: Plant Production

September 8, 2016 9:30 AM

There is more to growing strong and healthy plants than simply putting a seed in the ground (though that’s a good start!). In the From Soil to Salad Tour at Elmwood Stock Farm, guests will learn about how the soil and plants are managed using sustainable, organic principles. Elmwood’s Mac Stone will lead a tour through the farm’s greenhouse, high tunnels and vegetable fields so guests can see everything, from starting plants year-round through various means of harvesting. If weather and crops cooperate, guests might be invited to try a hand at harvesting a few vegetables themselves.

This tour will include a discussion about the soil food web—there’s a host of living organisms underground that help plants thrive in an organic-growing system—and methods of tillage and conservation. Wrapping up in the packing shed, guests will learn about vegetable washing and storage to maintain fresh and healthful produce at home.

This is one event in the Elmwood Stock Farm Daytime Tour Series. Receive discounted registration when you register for the whole series at

Elmwood Stock Farm, in Georgetown, Ky., is a 6th-generation family farm that began as a producer of Black Angus breeding-stock cattle. The cattle are still an important part of the farm ecosystem and farm business, though over the past decade, the farm has branched out to produce a variety of organic vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, tobacco and even compost. Elmwood is committed to healthy and wholesome production of superior, high-quality, fresh farm products. Organic certification and close family involvement ensure that safe and sustainable farming practices are followed, livestock are well cared for, and land and water conservation remain a priority. Elmwood’s produce, eggs and meats can be found at farmers markets, local restaurants and grocery stores, and through its CSA programs in Kentucky and Ohio.

Preregistration is required at
Call 859-621-0755 with questions.

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From Soil to Salad: Plant Production

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September 8, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


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