Growing in Harmony

Farmscape Ecology Workshop at NOFA-NY Virtual Conference

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2-3:15pm: “Considering On-farm Wildness: Service Provider or Spiritual Underpinning?” by Anne Bloomfield, Conrad Vispo, and Claudia Knab-Vispo.

The habitats we intentionally and unintentionally create on farms attract a variety of wild plants and animals. How do we think about these organisms? From an agronomic perspective, some of those are deemed pests/weeds and some beneficials, many are apparently neutral spectators. In the spirit of biodiversity conservation, some rare species find important habitat on farms while others are more common and ubiquitous.

Through data and discussion, this workshop hopes to explore this question. It will be split into two sections. First, to get the juices flowing, we will share some of what have learnt about this theme through our work in the Hudson Valley. We will then ask you to reflect on this and on your own experience and provide feedback regarding what sort of research would be most interesting or inspiring for you.

For more information about the conference and to register, please go to 2022 NOFA-NY Virtual Winter Conference.

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