The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Events

January 10, 2015 (All day)
Worcester State University, Worcester
Varies - See registration page. $65 NOFA Members $81 Non-members

Greg Judy to Keynote 2015 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference on January 10 at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Join us for over 60 workshops, exhibits, an all-day seminar and keynote by Greg Judy, rotational grazier and carbon sequestration advocate. It’s fun for the whole family! The children’s conference (ages 3-12) provides a lively, interactive way for kids to get educated. Lots of do-it-yourself workshops keep teens active and engaged.

February 1, 2015 (All day) to February 10, 2015 (All day)
Kittredge Farm, North Brookfield
$500 - NOFA/Mass Member $625 - Non-Member

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about masonry heaters and how to build/install one yourself with renowned masonry heater designer and builder, Albie Barden of Maine Wood Heat.

February 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Natick Community Organic Farm, Natick
NOFA/Mass Member - $25 Non-member - $30

Natick Community Organic Farm systems include passive solar greenhouses – one free standing and another attached to the barn - and unheated hoop houses with both single and double layer covers.

February 11, 2015 (All day) to February 12, 2015 (All day)
First Churches , Northampton
By Dec 1: NOFA/BFA member $100; Non-member $125

There is a limited amount of scholarship funding available to NOFA and BFA members in financial need. If you are willing to work for 2 hours, we will credit you $50 off your conference registration.

February 15, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Red Fire Farm, Granby
NOFA/Mass Member - $25 Non-member - $30

This workshop will focus on the techniques and infrastructure that Red Fire Farm has used to scale up their production of winter greens so they can grow plenty of greens for their CSA members and markets.  These will include greenhouses, high tunnels, low tunnels, seeding and harvesting methods,

February 22, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Freedom Food Farm, Raynham
NOFA/Mass Member - $25 Non-member - $30

This workshop, the third in the Winter Greens Growing Series, will take us to Southeastern, Mass to learn from Chuck Currie of Freedom Food Farm.  The workshop will include discussions on marketing of winter CSA, low-till winter management, timing of crop rotations between successive harvest sea

March 8, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Noonday Farm, Winchendon Springs
NOFA/Mass Member - $25 Non-member - $30

This workshop will be divided into two parts. First, Bob will cover the designs of the greenhouse attached to the home and the root cellar.

March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Old Frog Pond Farm, Harvard
NOFA/Mass Member - $25 Non-member - $30

Peach trees are both beautiful and generous. With a little care peach trees are delightfully delicious, early bearing and relatively easy to grow. During this hands-on, interactive workshop, we will look at peach varieties and practical care of trees.

November 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
Genesis Battlegreen Run, Lexington

A huge, tremendous, heart-felt thanks to our 316 online donors, innumberable offline donors, and 33 proud fundraisers. Together we raised $17,639 for NOFA/Mass' educational programs and carbon sequestration campaign. Such an incredible effort and support will prove to be beneficial for us all. Be a part of the Team NOFA/Mass magic and fun in 2015: Mark your calendars for next year's race on November 1. See you in Lexington!

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