Growing Food

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Workshops in growing food are on hold until a new Farm Educator is selected to lead the agricultural program at Sanborn Mills Farm.

For more information on the position of Farm Educator, click here.

For a farewell to former Farm Educator Tom McQuade, see the February  22, 2016 eNews.

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Sanborn Mills Farm is committed to preserving traditional farming practices. We are a certified organic farm and strive to maximize the use of “on-farm” renewable resources, while minimizing dependence on fossil fuels.

We grow a diverse selection of vegetables that are well adapted to the climate of Northern New England and we employ a variety traditional techniques and practices for maintaining soil fertility, as well as pest and disease management. These include composting, crop rotation, soil building, cover cropping, mulching, the provision of beneficial insect habitat, and companion planting.

In 2015, we started a Seed Saving initiative as a project of the University of New Hampshire Extension Master Gardener Program.  Our goal is to preserve heirloom varieties of vegetables and grains that are well suited to the climate and soil conditions of the farm, and  support biodiversity.

 

For more information on vegetable gardening, visit these links:

 

2016 Workshops are listed in the Calendar section of this website .

From that page, you can view them by date or as a List.

Click here to see our instructors for 2016.

Click here if you are traveling from afar and will be in need of housing.