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

August 8, 2014 (All day) to August 10, 2014 (All day)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference takes place August 8-10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.
Saturday keynote: Dr. Elaine Ingham is a soils specialist, scientist, and researcher teaching farmers to foster soil microbial life.

August 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Natick Community Organic Farm, South Natick
$25 NOFA members $31 non NOFA members

Workshop Overview August 29: In part 2 of this two-part workshop we will explore harvest and post harvest of certified organic cut flowers, weed management, marketing and selling, and strategies for season exten

September 1, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Newton Community Farm, Newton
$45 NOFA members; $54 non-members

Spend the day with Dr. Christine Jones. Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. According to Dr. Jones, photosynthesis operating at full capacity is the critical element in soil humification. Among the many benefits of high-humus soils are an abundance of soil micro-organisms which manage and make available to the plants a broad range of minerals; more effective water management; and more vibrant plant health through improved plant immunity. Dr. Jones’ work focuses on how to maximize photosynthesis through biological processes. Her message is appropriate for anyone who raises food, for those who focus on conserving our natural resources, and for climate activists.

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst
$45 NOFA members; $54 non-members

Spend the day with Dr. Christine Jones. Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. According to Dr. Jones, photosynthesis operating at full capacity is the critical element in soil humification. Among the many benefits of high-humus soils are an abundance of soil micro-organisms which manage and make available to the plants a broad range of minerals; more effective water management; and more vibrant plant health through improved plant immunity. Dr. Jones’ work focuses on how to maximize photosynthesis through biological processes. Her message is appropriate for anyone who raises food, for those who focus on conserving our natural resources, and for climate activists.

September 13, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown, MA
$65 for NOFA members, $75 for non-members

Expand your palate and knowledge of handcrafted, raw milk cheeses at Cricket Creek Farm while supporting the NOFA/Mass Raw Milk Network.

September 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Sidehill Farm, Hawley
$12 for NOFA members, $15 for non-members (includes lunch)

This on-farm workshop for dairy farmers and those considering dairying in Massachusetts will include a pasture walk, tour of the farm’s dairy and yogurt-processing plant, and conversations with a range of experts in the field, including:

October 10, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Bristol Community College, Jackson Art Center, Room H209/H210, Fall River
$70 NOFA Members/ $88 Non-members (If registering by September 25)

The seminar explains how environmental factors, including toxic exposures and processed and nutrient-poor foods, are causing a range of chronic and degenerative illnesses in the population. The seminar addresses details of treating and preventing conditions including autism, auto-immune disease, and Alzheimer's by healing the gut and preventing inflammation in the brain. The treatments addressed will focus on nutritional approaches to provide excellent quality nutrition using organic and whole foods. Specific attention will be given to the Specific Carbohydrate diet, developed by Elaine Gottschall and the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet, developed by Natasha Campbell-Mcbride.

November 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Genesis Battlegreen Run, Lexington
Donation

NOFA/Mass members, families and friends are coming together for a great cause and you’re invited! Join “Team NOFA/Mass: Running to Build Healthy Soil” at the19th Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run, a 10k/5k run and 5k walk held on November 2.

January 10, 2015 (All day)
Worcester State University, Worcester
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GREG JUDY TO KEYNOTE 2015 WINTER CONFERENCE, JANUARY 10 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.

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