Providing growing space for immigrant farmers and bringing much-loved traditional foods to local farmer's markets is important for communities. Join us online to learn from The African Alliance’s Executive Director, Julius Kolawole, as he talks about the diverse crops grown by the farmers of Bami Farms in Johnston, Rhode Island.
The NOFA/Mass Bioremediation Project, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), is exploring organic measures for remediating contaminated soil in urban areas of Springfield, MA. Both project sites, at Gardening the Community (GTC) and Home City Housing (HCH), are located in Black and Brown neighborhoods and involve youth leaders that participate in the farming activities of the Walnut Street Farm (at GTC) and Tapley Garden (at HCH).
This will be an opportunity to learn about what MACD has been up to over the past year and our plans for the year ahead. MACD will also highlight their primary partnering agencies – including the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and Division of Conservation Services (DCS). Event open to all.