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Beech Grove Farm- Farmer to Farmer Profile

publication date: Mar 1, 2019
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It only took me a few minutes to decide to put the Beech Grove Farm Fall Tour on my schedule upon seeing the advertisement in a Pennsylvannia Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) e-blast. Visiting this horse-powered vegetable operation has been on my farm “bucket list” for many years. I hold Anne and Eric Nordell as some of my most highly respected farm heroes.

I don’t know when I first heard about the Nordells, maybe from a GFM article, or an Acres piece, I can’t remember. But I do know I figured that anyone who farmed with horses had nothing to teach me, because I was a tractor fanatic. How’s that for stupid and short-sighted? Anyway, I got to hear the Nordells present at an all-day workshop back in 2010. They described extensively how their “weed the soil, not the crop” rotation strategy was a foundational principle for their farm. I was tremendously impressed and inspired and took some of their ideas home to reshape my crop rotation system.



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