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Recent newsletter stories
I met Elizabeth Joseph, or “Liz Jo” as we fondly refer to her, soon after she showed up on the scene in 2009 at Heifer Farm (then Overlook Farm) in Rutland. In NOFA/Mass there was a lot of talk and education around nutrient density in those days, and she and I found ourselves at the same workshops and conferences. She started at Heifer in 2009 as a volunteer and in 2010 she was hired as the Garden Coordinator.
A few months back, Pru and I were asked if we’d lead a NOFA workshop on the topic of homestead fruit. We’re looking forward to hosting a group of curious learners at our homestead in Wendell for an Orchard Planning and Maintenance workshop on June 12. We’ll demonstrate overall orchard planning, building diversity into plantings, breed selection, practical fruit growing techniques, and soil and plant health.
The Summer Conference took an unexpected turn last month, as keynote speaker Dr. Christine Jones had to cancel her visit due to health concerns. She has been in touch regularly, helping us in our search for a replacement that can further our work on carbon sequestration for healthier soils and climate. We are happy to say her updates are positive and encouraging regarding her health, and we hope for a NOFA visit in the near future.
Beginning Farmer Program
2016 Bulk Order is open!
NOFA/Mass supports efforts to label foods
Free Monthly Phone/Web Workshop Series
Read our Soil Carbon Restoration white paper