MVFP Board Member Sarah Morton Award with American Farmland Trust's Women for the Land Grant
Sarah was awarded $20,000 from AFT’s Women for the Land pilot transformational grants program, which assists women farmers and ranchers in successfully launching, growing, and sustaining farms in the face of forces impacting food and agricultural systems. Grants are intended to leverage existing resources to help a farmer 1) improve farm viability, 2) access, transfer, or permanently protect farmland, or 3) adopt regenerative farming practices and increase resilience to climate change.
The Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont (MVFP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is located in the rolling foothills of the Piedmont Region of Virginia. MVFP is a grassroots organization that was established to develop educational and experiential learning opportunities through hands-on instruction. We function to promote training, coaching, and mentorships for minorities, veterans, farmers, and youth both urban and rural.
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Air Layering Of Fruit Trees
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
9:00 AM 11:00 PM
Hampton Roads Urban Agriculture
619 21st Street Newport News, VA 23607
Learn how to create a clone of an existing deciduous fruit tree and other woody plants by air layering. This method of propagation utilizes materials like sphagnum moss, peat, and perlite to create another plant in under one year. There will be a follow-up workshop for harvesting and planting in the early autumn.