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Flame Weeding for Market Farms and Gardens

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

12:00-1:30 pm ET
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Join Common Grain Alliance and Virginia Association for Biological Farming for the third and final webinar in a 3-part series on protecting your crops.

Learn best practices, tools, and techniques for flame weeding from Charlie House. Charlie has been gardening professionally since 1983. He has worked in crop science research and is a certified horticulturist. His company, Earth and Sky Solutions consults on flame weeding with farms of all sizes. He also works with manufacturers to optimize equipment for smaller-scale farms.
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An Introduction to Building Soil Health: A Farmers Perspective

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
1:00-2:00 pm Eastern

This webinar features Brent Wills, a farmer and soil consultant, and Khalil Hassan, a produce/market farmer. Brent will provide a brief overview of the basics of soil health, reasons to invest in the soil, indicators of health and imbalances, options for soil testing, and the quick nuts and bolts of taking a good soil sample in the field. Khalil will share about his experience building soil health on his farm including specific practices and approaches he has applied, changes over time, and lessons learned.
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Program Sponsors
This webinar is part of a winter series of webinars sponsored by the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition (VBFRC) Program and the Virginia Association for Biological Farmers (VABF). VBFRC is a state-wide and coalition-based program. Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension serves as the backbone organization for the Coalition and the VSU Small Farm Outreach Program is the project lead of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant that supports the Coalition. For VBFRC program questions, contact the program coordinator, Katie Trozzo at The Virginia Association for Biological Farming is Virginia’s primary organization for farmers, gardeners, and farm supporters promoting the future of organic and biological crop production. For more information, visit or email the administrator at
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Kim Niewolny at 540-231-5784 between business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) to discuss accommodations five days prior to the events. 
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