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

April 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Newton Community Farm, Newton
$28 NOFA members; $34 non-members

This hands-on workshop will teach you the techniques necessary to grow edible mushrooms in your landscape, whether a vegetable garden, orchard or ornamental understory. We will discuss and demonstrate companion planting with mushrooms in annual and perennial settings. We'll also explore how to make use of waste materials and neglected spaces through mushroom cultivation. This workshop will primarily focus on Wine Cap, Elm Oyster, and Oyster mushrooms.

April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
House of Gena Mavuli, Hyde Park
$35 NOFA Members $42 Non-members

Have you ever wanted to make your own yogurt, but just don’t know where to begin? This class will go over the ins and outs of making yogurt, kefir, and creme fraiche in your own home. Culturing makes dairy easy on the digestive system because the “good” bacteria break down the milk sugar and casein, rendering it much more digestible and pleasant to consume than normal dairy products, particularly those that are pasteurized. Bring your questions along with you!

May 3, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Heifer Farm , Rutland
$45 NOFA members; $54 non-members

Korean Natural Farming (KNF) is an agricultural method that encourages self-sustaining, closed loop systems through minimizing external inputs. Developed by Master Han Kyu Cho in South Korea, KNF echoes many of the principles central to Masanobu Fukuoka’s Natural Farming technique as well as Permaculture. This all-day, hands-on workshop will focus on both the philosophies and the practices of KNF.

May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Dracut Garden Club, Dracut
Free
 Learn how you can protect your family from the dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and join together with other consumers to demand mandatory labeling of GMOs in our food.
 
June 1, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Gardening the Community Office, Springfield
$65 for members, $75 for non-members

Urban Agriculture Soil Restoration Workshop, in collaboration with Project Bread and Gardening the Community.

Reduce pests and diseases in the garden, increase the strength and productivity of vegetable crops and maximize the nutrient quality of your homegrown food.

June 8, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
, Hyde Park
$30 NOFA members; $36 non-members

compost wormsBuild your own worm bin, fill it with worms, and learn to care for your new friends/free labor

June 21, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm, June 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Many Hands Organic Farm, Barre

Instructors:  Julie Rawson, Executive Director, NOFA/Mass Jack Kittredge, Policy Director, NOFA/Mass

June 21, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm, June 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Many Hands Organic Farm, Barre

Instructors:  Julie Rawson, Executive Director, NOFA/Mass Jack Kittredge, Policy Director, NOFA/Mass

August 8, 2014 (All day) to August 10, 2014 (All day)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Save the Date: August 8-10, 2014, UMass, Amherst, MA
April 11, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm, August 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Natick Community Organic Farm, South Natick
$25 NOFA members $31 non NOFA members

Workshop Overview April 11: In Part 1 of this 2 part workshop we will explore the planning, seeding, transplanting, soil, support, irrigation, and pest control in certified organic cut flowers for market, wholesale, and weddings.

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