Succession Planning: Pros and Cons

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager A crop of assorted greens seeded all at once. Photo: NCAT The acronym SIFT stands for Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training. For those unfamiliar with the concept of “intensive farming,” it comes down to an optimization… more »
Posted on: November 21st, 2019

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SIFT Partners for Food Co-op Benefit

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Guest chef John Wallace of NCAT’s SIFT farm and Sara Edinberg working the Dish-ability food truck. Photo: NCAT This year I had the opportunity to partner with a local food truck called Dish-ability. The purpose of the… more »
Posted on: November 7th, 2019

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What is Good Compost?

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Compost made on the SIFT farm. Photo: NCAT Not all compost is created equally. Just because something can be decomposed does not make it the best amendment for your soil. A high-quality compost is full of… more »
Posted on: October 14th, 2019

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Cilantro vs Parsley in Butte

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Italian flat leaf parsley growing in our high tunnel in August. Photo: NCAT I love using fresh herbs in my cooking. In fact, all I tend to grow at my house now are herbs. This is because they are easy to maintain and I… more »
Posted on: September 3rd, 2019

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Small Hydroponics Experiment Comparing Two Systems

By Andrew Coggins, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project Coordinator Hydroponics, aquaponics, and other forms of vegetable and fruit production based on soil-less systems have been around for many years. In November 2017, the NOSB (National Organic… more »
Posted on: July 29th, 2019

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