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

Organic Small Fruit: Raspberries, Blueberries, Currants and Goumis

Sunday, 12 July 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Old Frog Pond Farm
38 Eldridge Rd.
Harvard, MA
Cost:

NOFA/Mass Member - $25 (Walk-In cost, $30) Non-member - $31 (Walk-in cost, $36)

EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - - We will NOT be taking Walk-Ins for this workshop, sorry.
For more information contact Glenn Oliveira, Education Events Organizer, at glenn@nofamass.org or 774-678-9644.

 
Description:
Join Linda Hoffman and Charlotte Trim for an afternoon of berry talk.  We’ll meet at Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard where Linda grows 1/3 acre of fall raspberries for her pick your own operation and blueberries for their farm stand. Charlotte grows berries, goumis, and currants at her home in Lincoln and sells her crop to local restaurants. We’ll talk about remineralizing the soil, foliar sprays, and getting your raspberries healthy enough to ward off the the Asian fruit fly that arrived in the Northeast in 2011 and has been a challenge for small fruit growers.  Join us for an enjoyable and informative afternoon. 

About the presenters:
Linda Hoffman has been part of the New England art community since the early 1980's. Her work  is at the intersection of art, agriculture, and the natural world, and includes indoor and outdoor sculpture, public installations, digital prints, and three chapbooks of poetry. She is the fruit grower at Old Frog Pond Farm, a certified organic farm and NOFA/Mass member, in Harvard, Massachusetts, where she continues to explore natural and harmonious ways to grow fruit as well as cultivate her art. Hoffman belongs to a group of New England holistic apple growers who share their approaches for growing apples. In the fall, visitors can pick certified organic apples and raspberries, and tour the farm’s annual outdoor sculpture exhibit.

Charlotte Trim is based in Lincoln MA and has been growing small fruit for a decade in her home garden. Through NOFA's educational program, she learned and started implementing the soil fertility/remineralization protocols taught by Dan Kittredge (Bionutrient Food Association) some five years ago. This attention to soil health and plant nutrition has clearly helped with health of the plants, yield, and taste of the berries.  Charlotte Trim is also a beekeeper, home gardener/permaculturist and NOFA/Mass member.

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