Jesse Frost

No-Till Growers

Rough Draft Farmstead


Jesse Frost, aka Farmer Jesse, is a certified organic market gardener, freelance journalist, and the host of The No-Till Market Garden Podcast. He is also a cofounder of notillgrowers.com, where he helps collect the best and latest no-till insights from growers in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe. He and his wife, Hannah Crabtree, practice no-till farming at Rough Draft Farmstead in central Kentucky.

Jesse is speaking in Texas and Pennsylvania.


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The Four Types of Compost

Not all compost is created equal, and in fact, not all compost can and should be used in the same way. There are composts that are better for mulching, fertilizing, inoculating, and some that are great for all around use (called nutritional). Using them incorrectly can be an expensive mistake. In this workshop, Jesse Frost discusses each type of compost, how they are used, and how to know which one you are purchasing or making.
Organic Gardening Sustainable Agriculture

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Living Soil: A no-till grower’s guide to meeting the soil’s needs

From maximizing photosynthesis to addressing soil compaction, Farmer Jesse discusses what soils need and how to meet those needs in any context.
Organic Gardening Keynote

Speaking At:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Living Pathways

Pathways do not have to be wasted space that consume the grower's time. They can just as easily serve a function and aid the garden. In the case of living pathways, they can help to manage poor drainage, build soil, keep the soil in place, gather nutrients, and provide habitat for beneficials and earthworms. That said, there are some critical considerations when it comes to their upkeep that must be taken into consideration. Join Jesse Frost as he discusses all the pros, cons, and management tactics for maintaining living pathways plus contexts where they may and may not make sense.
Organic Gardening

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Pennsylvania, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Organic Gardening Stage