Get to Know the Superpowers of Native Plants & Pollinators


Have you ever wondered why bees, butterflies and birds visit some gardens but not yours? Are you interested in increasing biodiversity in your backyard? Are you a slayer of garlic mustard, black swallow wort or oriental bittersweet? This is the zoom for you!


WMRFS & Big River Chestnuts Farm Tour / Hosted by: Western Mass Regenerative Food System

Western Mass Regenerative Food System 195 River Road, Sunderland

Date change to July 17th!! Western MA Regenerative Food System will be hosting a gathering at Big River Chestnuts to explore the land (facilitated by Jono Niger) and discuss what's different about using this regenerative approach to land use and what that means for imagining and creating a regenerative future. There will be a potluck, tour, discussion, and possibly even a nice swim down on the CT if the weather is nice! Event will be held in accordance with COVID-19 state guidelines. Accessible via PVTA 31 + walk.

Keys to Harvest Efficiently in the Market Garden / Hosted by: Jean-Martin (JM) Fortier


Free Summer Workshop with JM Fortier - Registration is now open! Want to learn some key strategies for harvesting with success this season? Sign up for the new 3-part online workshop from The Market Gardener, “The Keys to Harvest Efficiently in the Market Garden” to learn from Jean-Martin Fortier all about the right tools and techniques for optimizing your approach when harvesting vegetables.

UMass Extension Annual Field Day

UMass Crops Research and Education Farm 89-91 River Rd.,, S. Deerfield

Join us for a tour of current crop research at the farm and a demo of our newly purchased no-till transplanter in action. The research tour will go from 3-6pm and dinner will be provided at the end of the tour.

2021 Summer Conference


47th NOFA Summer Conference We’re super sad about missing your grass-stained [...]