Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm via Zoom
Speaker: Anthony Bracco, Owner of Bracco Farms, NY
Anthony Bracco, owner of Bracco Farms, a sustainable family farm located in Pine Island, NY, presents this talk on the Victory Garden model, which was so successful during both world wars. Learn about the history of Victory Gardens and hear about the experiences of those who found joy, satisfaction, and security in growing their own food.
This presentation will also provide information to help you start your own Victory Garden, including: Siting the garden, soil preparation, fertilizing and watering, suggested crops, tools to use and where to source them, safe seed sources and extending the season to enjoy your garden longer.
This program is part of Hopewell Valley Green Week. For more information and a complete list of Green Week programming: bit.ly/HVGreenWeek
About Speaker Anthony Bracco and Bracco Farms:
Anthony Bracco and his family live in Cedar Grove, NJ. While running his graphic design business, Bracco and his wife bought a 25 acre farm in the Black Dirt region of Pine Island NY. Anthony, who was an avid gardener most of his life, had intended to be a hobby farmer on just an acre growing his family the cleanest produce possible using sustainable farming techniques and without chemicals, allowing the beautiful Black Dirt soil to naturally regenerate each season. Immediately that first season, chefs began to come forward taking notice of the dramatic difference in taste. And so, after just one season, Bracco Farms was born in 2009 out of that demanding momentum of the growing food movement.
Bracco Farms grows a diverse number of market basket produce types and also
grows a variety of herbs, micro-greens and specialty greens requested by chefs. The farm supplies many farm-2-table eateries and country clubs primarily in New Jersey.