No-Till, Hillside, Off-grid, Market Farming at Small Axe Farm: EP12

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Evan Perkins and Heidi Choate of Small Axe Farm ( to talk about how they implement no-till production on their farm.

Show Notes/Chapters

1:56 How do you define no-till on your farm?
3:55 How are you renovating a bed?
6:37 How do you make new beds?
7:54 Farming on a hillside
13:39 Micro climates on a south facing slope in Zone 4
17:18 No-till and fundamental environmental practices
19:52 Erosion and season extension
22:19 Advantages to hillside growing
26:17 Hoop houses on a hillside
28:06 The Tillie
33:17 Pathway residue compost system


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