Know Your Roots Orchard Production. Transitioning Conventional Perennial Crops to Organic and Beyond!!
March 23rd-Thinking of transitioning an apple orchard and perennial fruiting system from conventional system to an organic/holistic/biodynamic system? This workshop with Mike Biltonen (Know your roots) will focus on the biodynamics practices needed to complete that successful transition. Brought to you by Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County. Held at the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls in room 120.
Mike has farmed his entire professional career. He has horticulture degrees from Virginia Tech (BS ’86) and Cornell (MS ’92), as well as over 35 years of practical farming experience. Though his career started in the trenches at a large conventional orchard in Virginia, during his time at Cornell he became more aware and focused on sustainable orcharding and the need for greater ecological well-being of farms. In the past 20 years he has worked as practicing orchardist and consultant for growers looking to grow more holistic food. He currently lives in the Finger Lakes region of NY and works throughout the northeast. He is crop consultant, advisor, mentor, writer, philosophizer, rabble-rouser, and farmer with Know Your Roots, a small holistic company he owns and operates with his wife Debbie.
Schuyler County Human Services Complex
323 Owego Street, Unit #5
Montour Falls, New York 14865
Last updated March 12, 2020