Carbon Farming for Successful Vineyard Systems
This lecture by Dr. David Montgomery will present research from his books Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, with a particular focus on the benefits of no-till farming and cover crop management. The aim is to provide a profitable recipe to rebuild soil organic matter, cultivate beneficial soil life, smother weeds, and suppress pests while using far less fossil fuel, fertilizer, and pesticide for a positive impact on the health of your environment, workers, and profitability.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service will also be on hand to answer questions and share resources developed for farmers to increase soil health and grower profitability.
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In 2011, Dan and his wife Kim Hamblin started Art+Science Cider+Wine on their property, Roshambo ArtFarm, a 50-acre farm that has hay fields, pastures, an annual music festival, and a 15-acre diversified, no-till, Biodynamic, dry farmed, regenerative orchard. Dan also consults for a few vineyards, orchards, wineries, and cideries with interests in organic/Biodynamic farming and low intervention wine and cider production.
After receiving a B.A. from Ohio University in Spanish, Karl relocated to Salem, Oregon, and obtained an A.S. in Vineyard Management from Chemeketa Community College where he later taught classes. His involvement in the industry includes the OWB Research Committee, Adopt-a-Researcher Program, LIVE, Willamette Valley Tech Committee, and North Valley Biodynamic Group.
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