Ken Laing brings to this workshop a lifelong passion for soil dynamics, cover crops, organic crop production and machinery construction and modification. Ken’s participation in the Living Lab – Ontario project, in collaboration with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO), has allowed him to explore diverse techniques for no-till organic vegetables at mid-large scale. At this scale it means finding or modifying machinery that will plant into large quantities of residue that are necessary for weed control. In this workshop Ken will share the challenges and his experience with many different strategies and crops.
Ken Laing: Ken Laing farms with his wife Martha and daughter Ellen at Orchard Hill Farm near St. Thomas, Ontario. Ken has a degree in Horticulture from the University of Guelph. In his 40+ years of farming he has grown a wide variety of field crops, small fruit and vegetables organically. For the last 3 years his farm has been a Living-Labs site for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and EFAO. This was EFAO’s horticulture site and Ken was developing no-till strategies for organic vegetables.
Purchasing this product will give you access to a recording of this session from the 2023 Guelph Organic Conference.