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Tracie Loock, Tracie’s Community Farm LLC, Fitzwilliam, NH

By Helen Brody (January 25, 2009)


While studying Environmental Horticulture at the University of New Hampshire, Tracie Loock (then Smith), at age 19, started to farm on a small scale to get hands on experience in fulfilling a dream to homestead and farm. Over the years her farm has grown into a thriving operation that feeds the community, the soil, those that work on the farm and her vision to work towards increasing sustainability. Two-Thousand and nine will mark her eleventh year of producing healthy vegetables for a growing community.

To create a diverse, living environment for healthy plant growth, she adds compost and other organic amendments. And in order to protect the delicate balance between beneficials and pests, the greater environment, and the health of those who come in contact with the vegetables, her farm does not use herbicides, chemical insecticides, or fungicides. Pest problems are prevented through crop rotation, row covers, and timely cultivation. Cover crops are used to prevent erosion, add organic matter to the soil, and to capture nutrients that would otherwise be lost to leaching.

Tracie Loock
Tracie’s Community Farm LLC
72 Jaffrey Rd.
Fitzwilliam, NH 03447

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