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

Past Events

September 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Sidehill Farm, Hawley

$12 for NOFA members, $15 for non-members (includes lunch)

This on-farm workshop for dairy farmers and those considering dairying in Massachusetts will include a pasture walk, tour of the farm’s dairy and yogurt-processing plant, and conversations with a range of experts in the field, including:

September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Central Square Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge

Free

Want to learn more about GMOs? See the film: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst

$45 NOFA members; $54 non-members

Spend the day with Dr. Christine Jones. Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. According to Dr. Jones, photosynthesis operating at full capacity is the critical element in soil humification. Among the many benefits of high-humus soils are an abundance of soil micro-organisms which manage and make available to the plants a broad range of minerals; more effective water management; and more vibrant plant health through improved plant immunity. Dr. Jones’ work focuses on how to maximize photosynthesis through biological processes. Her message is appropriate for anyone who raises food, for those who focus on conserving our natural resources, and for climate activists.

September 1, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Newton Community Farm, Newton

$45 NOFA members; $54 non-members

Spend the day with Dr. Christine Jones. Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. According to Dr. Jones, photosynthesis operating at full capacity is the critical element in soil humification. Among the many benefits of high-humus soils are an abundance of soil micro-organisms which manage and make available to the plants a broad range of minerals; more effective water management; and more vibrant plant health through improved plant immunity. Dr. Jones’ work focuses on how to maximize photosynthesis through biological processes. Her message is appropriate for anyone who raises food, for those who focus on conserving our natural resources, and for climate activists.

August 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Natick Community Organic Farm, South Natick

$25 NOFA members $31 non NOFA members

Workshop Overview August 29: In part 2 of this two-part workshop we will explore harvest and post harvest of certified organic cut flowers, weed management, marketing and selling, and strategies for season extens

August 8, 2014 (All day) to August 10, 2014 (All day)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference takes place August 8-10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.
Saturday keynote: Dr. Elaine Ingham is a soils specialist, scientist, and researcher teaching farmers to foster soil microbial life.

July 1, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sixteen Acres Branch Library, Springfield

Free

Want to learn more about GMOs? See the film: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

June 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Many Hands Organic Farm, Barre

$40 NOFA members; $48 non-members

At this hands on workshop, with the help of Many Hand’s farm tractor and bucket, Jake Levin will lead us in the slaughter of a four month old pig, bleed it, scald it in a cast iron bathtub, eviscerate it, and eventually cut it into standard pork cuts. A tour of the Many Hands Organic Farm certified organic pig operation will be included.

June 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Nantucket Mushrooms LLC, Chatham

$32 NOFA members; $38 non-members

Event is Canceled

June 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Winthrop Public Library, Winthrop

Free

Want to learn more about GMOs? See the film: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

June 23, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
West Springfield Library, W. Springfield

Free

Want to learn more about GMOs? See the film: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

June 21, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Silva Residence, Westport

$25 NOFA members; $31 non-members

In this workshop participants will learn how to site swales in the landscape and lay out a swale on contour using an A-Frame level. They will then design a plant polyculture that is suitable for a Linear Food Forest Swale and help plant an existing swale with Food Forest trees and perennial vegetables! Wear your “get dirty” clothes.

June 21, 2014 - 9:00am to June 22, 2014 - 4:00pm
Many Hands Organic Farm, Barre

Instructors:  Julie Rawson, Executive Director, NOFA/Mass Jack Kittredge, Policy Director, NOFA/Mass

June 18, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Brookfield Town Hall, Brookfield

Free

Want to learn more about GMOs? See the film: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

June 16, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Newton Free Library, Newton

Free

Want to learn more about GMOs? See the film: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

June 14, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Waltham Fields Community Farm , Walltham

WFCF Members $10/Non-Members $15

Have you ever wanted to learn about keeping chickens in your back yard? Now’s your chance!

June 10, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jones Library, Amherst

Free

Want to learn more about GMOs? See the film: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

June 8, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Zahka Residence, Hyde Park

$30 NOFA members; $36 non-members

Build your own worm bin, fill it with worms, and learn to care for your new friends/free laborers

June 1, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Gardening the Community Office, Springfield

$65 for members, $75 for non-members

Urban Agriculture Soil Restoration Workshop, in collaboration with Project Bread and Gardening the Community.

Reduce pests and diseases in the garden, increase the strength and productivity of vegetable crops and maximize the nutrient quality of your homegrown food.

May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Dracut Garden Club, Dracut

Free

 Learn how you can protect your family from the dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and join together with other consumers to demand mandatory labeling of GMOs in our food.
 

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