The 2014 NOFA Summer Conference is just around the corner. We’ve gathered the brightest growers, thinkers and activists in the organic movement for this weekend of captivating workshops, enlivening speakers, farm tours and fun.
Presenters in the 2014 NOFA Summer Conference’s eight-part “Soil Carbon and Climate” Track examine the ways in which organic farming can address the climate crisis. These workshops detail farming methods for vegetables, fruits, nuts, forage, and feed that provide a resilient food source while returning carbon molecules from the atmosphere to the soil.
Interest in grazing and soil and the role they play in climate change is reaching the mainstream, with an article in the Boston Globe entitled “How to solve climate change with cows (maybe)”.
The Massachusetts Legislature has passed two important changes in the way small farms are treated under the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system.
Off-loading supplies at New England Small Farm Ins
Baystate Organic Certifiers
Source for certified organic food
Buy fresh, unpasteurized milk from a local farm.
August 8-10, 2014, UMass, Amherst, MA