Sunday October 17—1-3 p.m. ET
Eugene Goodman and Lucy Owsley started farming in 1994, and were certified organic by OEFFA from 1996 to 2002. Join them for a walking tour of the 2+ acre market garden that includes two high tunnels, several homemade “scissor” tunnels and portable tunnels, and outdoor crops. They will talk about proper crop selection and timing the plantings for a successful winter season. Eugene and Lucy will also discuss what pest and disease pressures one deals with in winter and how to control them. Finally, this farm tour will cover preparing and harvesting for winter markets, including using summer- and fall-harvested storage crops (such as onions and garlic) for winter sales.
Eugene and Lucy have owned and operated Boulder Belt Eco-Farm since 2005. They grow a wide selection of produce year round for their 40 community supported agriculture (CSA) families, the Richmond Farmers’ Market, and Oxford’s MOON Co-op. They have been specializing in season extension since the mid-1990s and run the oldest winter CSA in Ohio and one of the oldest in the USA.
Farm Tour Location
The farm is located in Eaton, Ohio in Preble County. An address and driving directions will be provided after you register.
Farm Tour Details
Registration: In order to better manage crowds, keep everyone safe, and compensate our hosts for the effort involved in hosting farm tours during COVID-19, we are requiring all attendees register in advance and pay a small fee to support OEFFA and the host. Guests must review and follow OEFFA’s COVID-19 safety protocols at all in-person farm tours.
Registration is $5 for OEFFA members (use code OEFFAmember2021 at check out), $10 for non-members, and $0 for children. All children (17 and under) must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Attendance is limited; registration ends September 23.
Due to administrative costs, refunds will not be issued. Given that attendance is limited, please let us know if circumstances prevent you from attending after signing up so we can make room for others.
Questions: Contact OEFFA Sustainable Agriculture Educator Eric Pawlowski at (614) 947-1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the farm, contact Lucy Owsley and Eugene Goodman at (937) 683-3819, email@example.com, or www.boulderbelt.com.
Learn more about other events in the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.
Photo Credit: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm