Senior Inspector

Painted Turtle Farm Gettysburg College

Owner: Jeffrey Rioux

300 North Washington St
Campus Box 2456
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Adams County

daytime phone: (717) 337-6490
evening phone: (717) 337-6490

Application Date: 2022-04-22

Farming History

Your Name *
Jeff Rioux
For how many years have you managed or worked on a CNG-certified farm? *
How many years of experience total do you have managing a farming operation that’s managed according to CNG/organic principles (whether certified or not)? *
Please indicate the place/s where you have farmed, including farm name, town, state, and country. *
Painted Turtle Farm, Gettysburg, PA, USA

Types of Farming & Expertise

Please check the box corresponding to the types of operations with which you have at least three years of experience.

What type of training have you received in farming practices (on-farm and off-farm)? *
CNG SRI training Attend PASA workshops when they relate to challenges I'm facing Other than that, just learning as I go.
Please briefly describe your experience with mentoring, training, or advising other farmers, if any.
I supervise three student workers at our farm - it is a college farm.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most proud of? *
I'm proud that we are restoring right relationship to the land through CNG practices, crop rotations, three sisters garden. I enjoy talking about reciprocity between plants and soil, bugs and plants, people and land.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most known for? (This could be a particular crop beloved by customers or an uncommon production method that other farmers would appreciate.) *
We are most known for being a campus-community garden that supports formerly migrant families to grow their own culturally relevant food.
What do you appreciate about Certified Naturally Grown?
I learn a lot from the certification process, and from the network.
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