Looking for tools, animals, a job, or a place to live? Did you know NOFA/Mass offers classified listings? Members get eight free ads a year online or in our newsletter.
We're all eager for spring, and March and April are full of events around the state that we hope to attend with our NOFA informational table.
Check out these dates (check the website for updates and rewards) and either volunteer to be our staffer or attend and stop by the table and talk with whomever is our representative. It’s lots of fun and a great way to be a part of NOFA/Mass.
Do you consider nature one of your best teachers? Are self-reliance and closed-looped systems part of your farm or garden design? Do you like to get your hands dirty and make your own compost and worm castings, or natural insect repellents from soap, hot pepper and garlic? If yes is your answer, then you may be interested in Korean Natural Farming!
It’s snowing again… a good excuse for more wintertime reading and celebrating the bountiful winter conditions with the family.
I really appreciated the perspective John Slack (Boreal Agrominerals, Ontario, Canada) brought to this year’s Soil & Nutrition Conference. His presentation on the “Agricultural Landscape: The Geochemical Province” inspired a trip to the library to pick up James Skehan’s Roadside Geology of Massachusetts. John Slack is fond of testing soils well beyond the top 6” weak acid Morgan analysis… favoring a deep soil analysis, examining soils through the A, B, & C horizon using a stronger Aqua Regia extract to determine geochemistry; with a bit of help from US Geological Service – (USGS) Maps.