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We hope this website will keep you up-to-date on the progress of our new Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training (SIFT) project. Through this innovative program, we're working to create food security, economic revitalization, and environmental protection through small-scale intensive farm training.

What is SIFT?

Today, more than 50 million Americans live in "food-insecure" households, including more than 17 million children. Much of this food insecurity is the result of families living in areas where they don't have easy access to healthy, nutritious food. In these communities, known as "food deserts," families often turn to convenience stores and fast food restaurants for their meals. But what if every community—even those in food deserts—could increase their food security by producing their own healthy food? NCAT believes they can. more »


Excess Cabbage

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Cabbage is ready to be harvested on the SIFT farm and our yield, particularly for the Farao variety, has exceeded our expectations. We may be looking at a harvest of more than 100 pounds of cabbage when all is said and… more »
Posted on: September 18th, 2017

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Excess Cabbage

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Cabbage is ready to be harvested on the SIFT farm and our yield, particularly for the Farao variety, has exceeded our expectations. We may be looking at a harvest of more than 100 pounds of cabbage when all is said and… more »
Posted on: September 18th, 2017

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Excess Cabbage

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Cabbage is ready to be harvested on the SIFT farm and our yield, particularly for the Farao variety, has exceeded our expectations. We may be looking at a harvest of more than 100 pounds of cabbage when all is said and… more »
Posted on: September 18th, 2017

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Harvest Time: Garlic

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Knowing when to harvest your garlic can be a little tricky. Everyone wants big, fragrant bulbs, but if you wait too long, the bulbs will start to split, letting disease in. Split bulbs will not last very long and can… more »
Posted on: August 21st, 2017

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Summer Cover Crops

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Soil health is one of the most misperceived concepts in agriculture. The world of science sometimes gives us the perception that all we need to do is add the right ingredients to make the recipe work. But we have been… more »
Posted on: August 2nd, 2017

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