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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Small Fruit Production
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
4:30 PM 6:00 PM
Atlee Branch Library
9212 Rutlandshire Drive
Mechanicsville, VA, 23116
Mr. Jim Stewart, a producer with years of experience, will lead this workshop on small fruit production and maintenance. Attendees will learn methods of producing small fruit crops such as blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. There will be a discussion of planting methods and cultivation practices. We will also discuss soil fertility requirements and the best soils for different berry types.