Get Ready for the 2017 Spring Plant Sale!

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Photo: NCAT Warm weather is finally here, and we are busily gearing up for our annual plant sale. It has been long road for our plants, some of which were seeded two and a half months ago when temperatures were… more »
Posted on: June 5th, 2017

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NCAT’s Annual Plant Sale, 2017

Getting the right plant is key to having a successful garden in a cool climate like the area surrounding Butte. NCAT’s SIFT farm will hold its 5th annual plant sale on Thursday, June 8, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the north side of NCAT at 3040… more »
Posted on: May 30th, 2017

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Organic Pest Management: Ladybugs

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager One of SIFT's new resident ladybugs helps manage pests on greenhouse basil. Photo: NCAT. Two weeks ago, we had some very enthusiastic visitors on the SIFT farm when the local Head Start program brought a group of kids… more »
Posted on: May 15th, 2017

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Choosing Varieties for Our Climate: Fruit for Butte

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager John Wallace plants fruit trees for this year's SIFT trial. Photo: NCAT This year, we’re conducting a fruit trial on the SIFT farm. Growing fruit in Butte is a challenge. You need the roots to take well enough to… more »
Posted on: May 3rd, 2017

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ATTRA Offers Tipsheet on Poultry Basics

The SIFT farm has some new residents this week: a flock of cute, fluffy chicks to add to our existing flock. Before long, they’ll be producing fresh, healthy eggs for SIFT’s customers. Chickens are a great addition to any farm or backyard and are… more »
Posted on: April 6th, 2017

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