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New Bill to Address Eagle Poisoning… (Keep) Calling Legislators

May 4th, 2021|

By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director Our April Policy Newsletter is still in effect - please keep calling for legislators to ask them to cosponsor our priority bills.  We were successful in securing the inclusion of the Healthy Soils amendment and the glyphosate amendment in the House Budget, which [...]

Introduction to the NOFA/Mass Bioremediation Project

April 28th, 2021|

Healing the Soil ~ Healing the Community ~ Feeding the Community by Anna Gilbert-Muhammad, NOFA/Mass Food Access Coordinator Growing food in urban areas like Boston, Newark or Springfield where soils are depleted and contaminated with lead and/or other heavy metals can be a daunting task.  For gardeners who are looking to build community and grow healthy food for their [...]

Arise for Social Justice Links Up with the Open Pantry Community Garden

April 28th, 2021|

By Anna Gilbert-Muhammad, NOFA/Mass Food Access Coordinator  Everyone is looking forward to spring and the fresh air that the season brings.  The smell of compost and soil is in the air seems to bring a little relief to the past pandemic-stressed year.  For Open Pantry Social Services Community Garden and their partners, [...]

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Pollinator protection communities from the seacoast to the Berkshires are collaborating with NOFA/Mass to build a state-wide hub for native pollinator protection.

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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 [...]

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