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By doing so you’ll help support our important education and advocacy work, like our four year old Beginner Farmer Program. In 2015, 7 beginning farmers are partnered with experienced mentors who help them build the skills to be successful, independent farmers. Applications for next year will be available soon. Sign up to walk and run with us at www.nofamass.org/teamnofamass!
Recent newsletter stories
A number of NOFA/Mass members have called or emailed to say that proponents of the 2016 Massachusetts ballot initiative on Humane Farm Animal Treatment are soliciting them to sign the ballot initiative petition. They are interested in our organization’s position on this effort, and I thought this would be a good occasion to go into a little detail on the initiative, the history and politics of such measures, and the alternative approaches that have been offered to achieve the same goals.
Back in the day I was satisfied to get some winter rye in the ground by the end of October, the latest date to get rye planted and have it germinate before winter. But Christine Jones’ visit to Massachusetts last September provided the wake up call that I needed. Her advice to have a diversity of green plants growing 12 months a year has been a driving force in my farming practice. These plants support the life systems of the underground microbial partners and are essential for soil health and carbon restoration.
Join Team NOFA/Mass on Sunday, November 1 at noon in Lexington, MA. Together we can create landscapes that feed our communities and restore our environment. NOFA/Mass has been advancing organic food and agriculture in Massachusetts for over 30 years. With less than 30 days to go, help us raise $25,000 to keep the restorative agricultural movement growing!