As water becomes increasingly scarce, dry farming presents a smart and sustainable alternative. It is also a great way to start farming without having to invest in costly infrastructure or irrigation systems. Come hear two highly successful farmers speak about dry farming vegetables and apples in a variety of microclimates. Beyond tomatoes, what row and field crops can be dry farmed and how? What are good varieties? How do you prepare the field before planting? What are the advantages in flavor? What are the challenges? What can we learn from ancient people and other countries?
Jolie Devoto, Devoto Gardens, Sebastopol, CA;
David Little, The Little Organic Farm, Petaluma, CA.