2021 Winter Conference

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The Time Is Now! Register for the NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

January 6th, 2021|

By Jason Valcourt, NOFA/Mass Winter Conference Coordinator Livestream Event - January 8-10, 2021  Join us this weekend! It’s time. See and be seen with farmers and food system reformers for the 34th annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference. Food Security for the Common Wealth. Our conference program is chock-full of talented, wise presenters and tasty information as we always strive [...]

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Five Things Gardeners Might Want in This Year’s Bulk Order

January 6th, 2021|

By Richard Robinson, Farmer at Hopestill Farm I love the NOFA bulk order, for its one-stop-shop convenience, for its good prices, and for how it knits together our far-flung community of gardeners, homesteaders and farmers—we all find something we like in the Bulk Order!  I will be using my soil test as a guide for [...]

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NOFA/Mass, CT NOFA and NOFA-NY to Expand Soil Carbon Proxy Testing with SARE and Farmer Support

January 6th, 2021|

By Caro Roszell, NOFA/Mass Education Director Farmers manage about 37% of the world’s land mass. As NOFA/Mass followers well know, a significant proportion of the excess carbon in the atmosphere has been lost from the world’s soils due to farming practices that are ecosystem-degenerative. Or, stated another way, the loss of life in [...]

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Remediation of soil is the work of re-establishing its healthy function. In this episode of the NOFA Podcast Nance Klehm and Willie Crosby delve into the work of revitalizing soil and the possibilities of restoring contaminated soils for food production.

This episode’s guests are part of a collaborative, Springfield, MA-based project funded by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to build community knowledge about ecological approaches to remediating contaminated soils. For additional bioremediation workshops, articles and NOFA/Mass project updates, please follow our NOFA/Mass Facebook page and join our mailing list.

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2021 Bulk Order

Do you buy cover crop seed, fertilizers, mineral amendments, compost, potting soil, potato and allium seed? Would you like to save money on those items? If so, the bulk order might be perfect for you. Prior to the spring growing season, NOFA/Mass organizes a bulk order with popular suppliers, for distribution at sites around MA/CT/RI. Take advantage of significant savings through group purchasing power and collective shipping, while helping NOFA support organic practices throughout the region

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Policy Updates

By Marty Dagoberto

1110, 2020

Support the Healthy Soils Bill Amendment

On July 29th, 2020, with the support of our Coalition, our Healthy Soils Champion in the Senate, Senator Jo Comerford, was successful in advocating for the text of the Healthy Soils Bill to be included as an [...]

1508, 2020

Opt out of broadcast mosquito spraying

Mosquito season is here, and even though spraying of pesticides to control adult mosquitoes is the least effective and most environmentally damaging method to control mosquito diseases, we’re about to be blanketed with toxic pesticides… [...]

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