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

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Membership is not just for farmers.

 

Gardeners

"I want good health and it stems from organic gardening. We learn to eat the right things, the most nourishing, and avoid pesticides."

- Jean Iversen
Organic Gardener for 82 years

There is nothing more satisfying than thrusting your hands in the dirt during the warm growing season.  Creating beauty and sustenance in a backyard or community garden through organic gardening practices is more than just a serious hobby; it’s a means of truly engaging as producers in a decentralized local food system.  Organic flower gardening is also a means of building up the local ecology, including bee populations and beneficial insects. 

At NOFA/Mass we believe that taking responsibility for the ecosystem around us is part of being a land steward; that privilege can start just a few steps outside your back door.  NOFA/Mass gardeners span across many levels of knowledge. We have homesteaders growing food for themselves, we have chefs planting herb gardens on restaurant rooftops, we have suburban moms picking tomatoes with their kids in the backyard, and we have urban foodies creating flower boxes on their windowsills.  Whatever your level of engagement is, NOFA/Mass provides a series of Organic Gardening workshops statewide, along with workshops designed to help support organic gardening practices, such as our Soil Series, Compost workshops, and Landscaping demonstrations.

Sparked by a request from a member gardener, we have started a NOFA/Mass gardener's forum.  More information can be found here.

Events Of Interest

February 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Natick Community Organic Farm systems include passive solar greenhouses – one free standing and another attached to the barn - and unheated hoop houses with both single and double layer covers.

February 11, 2015 (All day) to February 12, 2015 (All day)

There is a limited amount of scholarship funding available to NOFA and BFA members in financial need. If you are willing to work for 2 hours, we will credit you $50 off your conference registration.

March 8, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

This workshop will be divided into two parts. First, Bob will cover the designs of the greenhouse attached to the home and the root cellar.