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 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online, Anywhere

Free

Juneberry, cornelian cherry, and lingonberry are just a few fruits that are not well-known but have delectable flavors and are easy to grow. This webinar will describe the flavor and the cultivation of these and other uncommon fruits. These fruit plants have little need for spraying for pest control; in some cases annual pruning is not even required. Some of the fruits are borne on plants that also are ornamental, so are perfect for “luscious landscaping” of home grounds. With proper handling, some of these fruits have good market potential, especially for organic and specialty markets.

October 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Earth Harmony Farm and Sanctuary, Newbury

NOFA Member - $60
General Public - $75

* Add $5 for day-of sales

You can help mitigate the impacts of climate change while growing vitally rich foods. By using simple and earth-friendly materials and techniques like cardboard mulching, occultation, leaf mould, cover cropping, and urine reclamation you can turn marginal land into a highly-productive garden without fancy tools.

In this workshop veteran grower Ricky Baruc, co-creator of Seeds of Solidarity, will provide low cost, easy to implement, minimal maintenance techniques to sequester carbon and build life in the soil.

October 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Alprilla Farm, Essex

$60 * Pre-registration is required to attend  

Join Slow Food Boston and the Northeast Organic Farming Association/ Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) in welcoming the bounty of autumn with our North Shore Tour de Farms.

Together we will bicycle about 20 miles across bucolic country roads, visit five diverse farms, including a vegetable farm, a pastured poultry farm, a historic dairy and cheese farm, and a cattle farm. Our last stop will be at an apple orchard where you’ll have the option to pick apples or taste fresh cider donuts (at your own cost).

October 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Round The Bend Farm, Dartmouth

NOFA Member - $60
General Public - $72
* Add $5 for day-of registration

Those who control the seed system, control the food system. And yet, over the past 50 years, as we’ve lost the majority of our plant breeds and seed companies, we’ve also divorced plants from their place. Cultivars are no longer bred to thrive in a certain bioregion or soil type. Rarely are they developed for drought or flood tolerance. Nor are most seeds bred under organic systems, which means that most organic growers are planting seeds that thrive on soluble synthetic fertility. Most breeds are also far less nutrient-dense now as breeders have focused on yield and appearance while forgetting about nutrition

October 31, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online, Anywhere

Free

Utilizing a highly interactive farming system to maximize production for vegetables, fruit and animals, Many Hands Organic Farm is ever evolving.  We will discuss our three-year transition to total no-till for our three acres of vegetables, our ever more intricate inter-sowing of cover crops, and complex animal rotations with the vegetable and fruit crops.  This system is based on Albrecht-style mineral balancing, utilization of fertility drenches and foliar sprays, and maximum soil coverage.

November 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Lexington High School, Lexington

Fundraiser

We invite you to be part of a healthy and vibrant future in our state and beyond. As consumers and growers, together we can create landscapes that feed our communities and restore our environment.

JOIN the NOFA/Mass Team OR SPONSOR a member of the NOFA/Mass Team.

January 13, 2018 (All day)
Worcester State University, Worcester

Cover. Diversify. Regenerate.

Join our keynoter, Regenerative Pioneer, Gabe Brown, and over 60 farming and gardening experts at this year’s 31st Annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference.

This year's theme is Cover, Diversity, Regenerate. We will explore how soils can be improved and degraded soils can be restored by promoting the biological function of the soil ecosystem with living plant cover, mulches, and smart farm systems.

 

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