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

Webinar - Highest Quality Food Production with No Till, Cover Crops, and Animals in Rotation

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

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.

Julie Rawson has been farming at Many Hands Organic Farm (MHOF) in Barre, MA since 1982.  MHOF is certified organic and raises three acres of vegetables, an acre of large and small fruit, perennial herbs and flowers, nine pigs, two cows, 300 meat birds, 100 layers, 100 turkeys, shiitake mushrooms, and most recently, honeybees.

Webinar can be accessed using the following options:

WebEx Link:

https://tufts.webex.com/tufts/j.php?MTID=mccf77b61b6d611dcce36a6bac307ea0d

Phone connection: 1-617-627-6767 Access Code: 739802932

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Access codes will also be posted on this page.  Email and text message invitations can serve as reminders and easy access to the workshops.

 

Mark Your Calendars!  Last Tuesday of Every Month, 7:00-8:00pm

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We want everyone to be able to participate!

Driving home from the farmers market?

Call in and put the workshop on speakerphone so you can listen while you drive.

Cooking dinner with the delicious products from your farm?

Bring your laptop into the kitchen so you can watch while you cook.

Hanging out with your co-apprentices after a long day in the field?

Take an hour to watch and participate in the workshop and discuss after.

Can’t make it?

We will record as many workshops as possible and archive on this page.

 

Our new online workshop series has two main goals:

  1. Provide high quality, high level farm management education that is easily accessible to everyone

  2. Introduce new and experienced growers to topics relating to farm management that will increase efficiency, profitability, soil health and quality of life.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors

Frontier Natural Products - Frontier Co-op Specializes in Natural and Organic Products

Lancaster Agriculture - Naturally Interested in Your Future

Umass/RMA Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops

Access Archived Workshops from 2016 and 2017

 

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