Published Feb 7, 2019

No-Till Vegetable Production

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Intensive, agroecological, no-till food production systems have dramatic functional benefits for our ecology, natural resources and communities. Elizabeth and Paul will discuss how they have implemented an intensive, no-till, hand-labor vegetable production system that is profitable while restoring soil carbon, soil biology and macro-ecology on their farm. Some of the topics they’ll cover include field preparation, crop rotation, nursery management, nutrient cycle management and hedgerows, as well as the pest and climactic benefits of these approaches.

  • Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser own and operate Singing Frogs Farm, a no-till, ecologically beneficial, intensive vegetable farm in Sonoma County, California. Since launching the farm in 2007, the Kaisers have more than quadrupled the organic matter in their soil using regenerative farming techniques. They frequently share their farming knowledge and experience with other producers through workshops, farm tours and conferences.