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Challenge Accepted

November 1st, 2020|

By Jocelyn Langer, NOFA/Mass Executive Director  Forty participants making up five teams joined forces last month for our first ever virtual Human Health and Climate Action Challenge. Teams included Healthy Soils, Food as Medicine, Pollinator Protection, Become and Activist, and Physical Feat, and each member chose a goal relating to [...]

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Winter Project: Cutworm Collars that Last Forever

November 1st, 2020|

By Richard Robinson, Farmer at Hopestill Farm  As the season winds down, I look forward to winding down with it, working shorter days and taking Cutworms are moth larvae that live in the leaf litter. longer lunches. But I know that any little project I can do in the [...]

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This week on the NOFA/Mass podcast we are going to get Nutty! Chesnuts that is! Caro Roszell is back as my co-host and we will be talking about the carbon sequestration possibilities of growing food from trees. Then we chat with Jono Niger about his farm Big River Chestnuts and his experience with markets, establishment strategies, integration with other crops and livestock and more. Plus another great question for our expert homesteaders in the ask a homesteader segment!

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COVID19 Updates and Resources

Last update: 9/8/20

COVID19 Updates and Resources

This is certainly a time for us to come together to share resources and words of encouragement. NOFA/Mass is grateful for the work of allies in the food advocacy and sustainable agriculture world who have assembled a great wealth of COVID-19 related resources. We have curated the below set of resources from the resource documents listed at the very bottom of this page, and would refer our members to those pages, as well.

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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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