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HomeBeeKeepingEpisode 42: Jeff Tober - Pastime Farms

Episode 42: Jeff Tober – Pastime Farms

New Jersey farmer Jeff Tober talks farming for ecological and group well being, pasture-raised pigs, farm planning and extra with host Lisa Munniksma on this episode of Pastime Farms Presents: Rising Good.

Hear about how a potato rising in a compost pile within the Philadelphia suburbs sparked a curiosity in Jeff as a youngster that put him on a winding path to farming and finally to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s Rancocas Creek Farm. Be taught in regards to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s work to protect the 1.1-million-acre, ecologically essential Pinelands Nationwide Reserve, together with how they got here into the 72 acres that’s now their Rancocas Creek Farm. 

Jeff talks about creating this farm from primarily a clean slate right into a thriving pure house in a method that’s chemical-free, entails various communities, restores soil well being, mitigates stormwater movement, helps pollinators and wildlife, is economically sustainable, and brings in constituents new to PPA. Study getting federal Pure Assets Conservation Service and New Jersey’s State Agriculture Growth Committee funds to your farm tasks and different concepts to “chase each greenback,” as farmers usually need to do.

Have your pastured-pig curiosity piqued and contemplate the methods they will match into farm ecosystems. Dive deeper into farm planning, from commentary to implementation. Get an excellent concept for participating the group and getting extra natural materials to your farm with Rancocas Creek Farm’s Undertaking Pizza Field. Hear additionally in regards to the New Jersey Agricultural Society, the Farmers In opposition to Starvation program (and tips on how to get your farm concerned), and the position of County Agricultural Growth Boards in New Jersey. 

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