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

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 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:

September 27, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Alprilla Farm, Essex
$25 NOFA members; $31 non-members

Have you ever still been hungry after eating a big, homegrown salad and wished that you grew something more…substantial?  Grains and beans can be grown and harvested at any scale to add diversity to your dinner table, CSA share, farm stand, and crop rotation.

October 10, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Bristol Community College, Jackson Art Center, Room H209/H210, Fall River

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

Join Team NOFA/Mass for our 2nd Annual 10k/5k run and 5k walk.

We are running and walking to raise funds to educate and advocate for sustainable organic growing practices, which not only conserve but actually renew and improve our environment. You're invited to join us.

November 3, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:15pm
Heifer International , Rutland
$65 Member; $81 Non-member (By Oct. 20)

Would you like to build the health of your soil; produce great meat; improve your family’s health; and combat climate change? You can do all of this—and make a profit—by raising 100% grass-fed beef. Join us for a one-day conference with Ridge Shinn, an expert in grass-fed-and-finished beef production, who will share with us the critical lessons he has learned:

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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