Tuesday, August 20, 4-7 pm. HeartLand Farms, 74 Gilson Rd., Hartland, VT 05048. Join Brian Stroffolino
for a tour and discussion of permaculture and no-till techniques on his hillside farm that has 2 acres of
veggies, 1.5 acres of fruit, nuts, and berries, and a couple of high tunnels for overwintering seed crops.
He produces for farmers’ market and some local buyers, but is shifting to seed saving of vegetables,
grains and herbs with sales through an online catalog Solstice Seeds that focuses on rare, diverse and
resilient varieties. UVM Extension’s Laura Johnson and Becky Maden will be present to discuss reducedtill techniques and how to manage nutrients in this unique scenario.