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Brian Caldwell

Brian Caldwell is the Farm Education Coordinator for the New York Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NY). For twenty years, he and his wife, Twinkle Griggs, ran Hemlock Grove Farm, a small commercial organic vegetable and fruit farm in hilly West Danby, NY. They helped found the Finger Lakes Organic Coop and were active members in the Ithaca Farmers' Market (another farmer-owned cooperative) during that time. He received an MS in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University in 1986. As a Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator, Brian advised commercial vegetable and berry growers in a five-county region from 1995 until starting with NOFA-NY in 2002. He keeps from getting too stale by managing a certified organic apple orchard in partnership with West Haven Farm of Ithaca, NY.

    Brian's Books

    Growing Healthy Vegetable Crops

    Working with Nature to Control Diseases and Pests Organically

    Part of the NOFA Guides. Includes information on: * Basic concepts of pest control (host susceptibility, soil health, genetic resistance, ecosystem factors) * Practical approaches (crop cultural practices, rescue treatments, special section on mammals and birds, food safety) * Farm design for pest reduction (diversity, crop rotation) * Unorthodox approaches (farmers out of the box) * Identifying pests * Crop-by-crop pests and practices

    NOFA Guides Set

    A series of 8 guides originally published by NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), on organic principles and practices for both the beginner farmer as well as established farmers looking to convert to organic, or deepen their practices. Each book is 100 pages, but the information is weighty; the guides use a strong whole-systems farming theory behind their practical advice, as well as offer historical information, further resources, detailed appendices, and profiles of various organic farms across the Northeast.

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