Growing Vegetables and Farming on Cape Cod with Gretel Norgeot

Program for Sunday, April 18, 2021

Gretel Norgeot has been an advocate for locally grown food, farms, and farmers markets for decades. Today, she is focused on soil health and its relationship to human health.  She believes that Restoration Agriculture can make a positive change for future generations and fight climate change. With Restoration Agriculture the goal is not only to sustain, but improve, the soil and quality of the harvest. The one major piece is not to use chemicals and encourage the natural microbes in the soil. By doing this, carbon can be removed from the atmosphere and stored in the soil and more food can be grown. It’s a win, win for everyone.  “The more people that take part,” she writes, “the better it is for all of us.”

Pre-register for this program at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvc–oqzIuG9bDkMX79wNWnuJxNPHpLl_m

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00.

Gretel Norgeot owns Checkerberry Farm with her husband, Jeff. She started with picking tomatoes off the vine in her family’s gardens in East Orleans and, at eight years old, hanging out at nearby Mayo’s Duck Farm. After studying electronics, nursing and agriculture as one of the first students at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, she married and had three children. Gretel is president of the Orleans Farmers Market, a member of the Orleans Agriculture Committee helping to promote Commercial Agriculture on plots behind the 2nd District Court House in Orleans, and one of the founders of the Nauset Food and Research Garden.