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

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Winter Conference

Connor is an ecological designer and environmental planner with a background in small scale diversified farming. He specializes in agro-forestry and multi-productive forested landscapes on farms and conservation properties, combining work on food production, conservation, and re-integrating people into the natural world. He has an M.S. in Natural Resources from UVM’s Ecological Planning program. He resides in Montague, MA and works throughout the Northeast.

If you were at the Annual Meeting this year, you probably saw me huddle among the other board members up on stage to be officially elected to the Board of NOFA/Mass. As a former staff member and work-study volunteer, I am thrilled to take on a new role in this community that has become a cherished part of my life.

Mark Shepard, perennial agriculture and permaculture design expert, presents the 2014 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference keynote speech.

Photo Credit: Mark Shepard - 2014 Winter Conference keynoter.
Photo Credit: Mark Shepard - 2014 Winter Conference keynoter.
The Winter Conference welcomes Mark Shepard as keynote speaker and all-day seminar leader, January 11, 2014, in Worcester, Mass. Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises and runs New Forest Farm, the Wisconsin 106-acre perennial agricultural forest considered by many to be one of the most ambitious sustainable agriculture projects in the United States.
 

We are now accepting workshop proposals for the 2014 Winter Conference.  The conference draws about 1,000 people from Massachusetts and neighboring states. Participants include seasoned and beginning farmers, urban homesteaders, backyard gardeners, food activists, and many other engaged learners.  If you have skills to share with our constituents, please submit a workshop proposal now.  

You are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the NOFA/Mass Annual Winter Conference, to be held on January 11, 2014, in Worcester, Mass.The conference draws about 1,000 people from Massachusetts and neighboring states. Participants include seasoned and beginning farmers, urban homesteaders, backyard gardeners, food activists, and many other engaged learners. Most workshops are 90 minutes long. This year will also feature several three-hour intensive workshop sessions.

Karen Washington
Join us January 12, 2013 for an exciting day with keynoter and seminar leader, Karen Washington. Karen will address the conference as a whole in her keynote speech, Hands across the Fields: Bridging the rural/ urban connections. What role do we each play in working towards a sustainable food system?

Join us January 12, 2013 for an exciting day with keynoter and seminar leader, Karen Washington. Karen will address the conference as a whole in her keynote speech, Hands across the Fields: Bridging the rural/urban connections. What role do we each play in working towards a sustainable food system?

Karen will also offer an all-day seminar on School Gardens 101, Feeducation: Bringing Agriculture Back in the Classroom.

Registration is open!

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