Organic farmers will explain farm practice to reduce global warming

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The Dukes Conservation District will be hosting a free program on environmentally conscientious farming practices. — Stacey Rupolo

Islanders can learn about how carbon dioxide may be removed from the atmosphere and stored in farm or garden soil, to improve crop production and reduce greenhouse warming, at an upcoming meeting of the Dukes Conservation District.

The meeting will be from 7 to 9 pm on Friday, April 21, at the Ag Hall. The program, which is free, is also sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, Polly Hill Arboretum, and Island Grown Initiative.

Speakers include Julie Rawson, executive director of the Massachusetts branch of Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), and Jack Kittredge, the NOFA carbon analyst. They own and operate Many Hands Organic Farm in Barre, where they recently began “no-till systems.”