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Join Small Farm Unit staff Leeanna Bunch and Matt Ball, and Johnny’s Selected Seeds representative Blake Thaxton for a workshop using innovative hand tools in the field. Small scale mixed annual vegetable producers will have a chance to view these tools and try them out in person. Tools that will be showcased include: silage tarps, tilther, flame weeders, quick-cut greens harvester, Jang JP-1 seeder, Terratek double wheel hoe, and paperpot transplanter, We will also use specialized long handled tools including the zipper, half moon hoe, stirrup hoe, collinear hoe, broadfork, and CobraHead.

Please bring gloves, a reusable water bottle, wear closed toe shoes, and dress appropriately for outdoor demonstration. Water and snacks will be provided.

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Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Walk-ins are accepted the day of the event ONLY IF there are spaces available.

About Johnny’s Selected Seeds: Johnny’s Selected Seeds is a privately held, employee-owned seed producer and merchant headquartered in Winslow, Maine, USA. Our mission is helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service.

About the Small Farm Unit at CEFS Field Research, Outreach, and Education Facility at Cherry Research Farm: https://cefs.ncsu.edu/field-research/small-farm-unit/

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