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Deep Root Organic Co-op
The Holistic Management book
Holistic Management Testing Questions
Richard’s Favorite Tools:
Greenhouse Trolley for moving flats in and out of the greenhouse
Fred Cain Ripper – mini chisel plow for cutting slots between the wheel tracks
Richard’s Favorite Resources:
Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association – Richard uses the organization’s listserv to ask questions and seek solutions from a large number of beginning and advanced growers.
Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers program at the University of Vermont Extension – Richard gave a shout out to Vern Grubinger’s great work, which I’ve also benefitted from tremendously over the years. Vern also wrote a book that I highly recommend for beginning growers, Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start-Up to Market.