The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Events

Soil Testing
August 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Flats Mentor Farm, Lancaster

This event series is FREE. Please help us plan for the right number of attendees by registering (click the Brown Paper Tickets button)

This event is part of a workshop series that includes farms and homesteads from across the state. Check out NOFAmass.org/events to see if there is a similar workshop closer to you!

Our soil can sometimes seem like a strange and mysterious territory — it’s dark under there, and populated with unseen forces, like earthworms, minerals, microbes, insects, roots, fungi, and (depending on the history of the site) possibly heavy metals and other pollutants.

In this afternoon workshop, the NOFA/Mass technical support team — Laura Davis and Caro Roszell — will give a workshop in partnership with Ruth Green of Black Dog Garden to learn how to test your soil for both its biological vigor and its mineral profile.

Soil Testing
September 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
ReVision Urban Farm, Dorchester

This event series is FREE. Please help us plan for the right number of attendees by registering (click the Brown Paper Tickets button)

This event is part of a workshop series that includes farms and homesteads from across the state. Check out NOFAmass.org/events to see if there is a similar workshop closer to you!

Our soil can sometimes seem like a strange and mysterious territory — it’s dark under there, and populated with unseen forces, like earthworms, minerals, microbes, insects, roots, fungi, and (depending on the history of the site) possibly heavy metals and other pollutants.

In this afternoon workshop, the NOFA/Mass technical support team — Laura Davis and Caro Roszell — will give a workshop in partnership with Ruth Green of Black Dog Garden to learn how to test your soil for both its biological vigor and its mineral profile.

plants in greenhouse
September 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth

NOFA Members: $18

Non-Members: $24


Fall is a time of transition in the hoop house as well as in the fields and forests-- summer crops are declining, but still being harvested, while growers must think ahead to the winter crop that will take their place.

What kind of fertility considerations should farmers keep in mind at this time? What is the best timing for fall soil and tissue testing, and how do we best amend soil that is transitioning from a heavy cucurbit or solanaceous crop to a fall or winter crop of greens or overwintered roots?

Soil Testing
September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Chocolog Farm, Uxbridge

This event series is FREE. Please help us plan for the right number of attendees by registering (click the Brown Paper Tickets button)

This event is part of a workshop series that includes farms and homesteads from across the state. Check out NOFAmass.org/events to see if there is a similar workshop closer to you!

Our soil can sometimes seem like a strange and mysterious territory — it’s dark under there, and populated with unseen forces, like earthworms, minerals, microbes, insects, roots, fungi, and (depending on the history of the site) possibly heavy metals and other pollutants.

In this afternoon workshop, the NOFA/Mass technical support team — Laura Davis and Caro Roszell — will give a workshop in partnership with the Urban Farming Institute to learn how to test your soil for both its biological vigor and its mineral profile.

hoophouse at sunset
October 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Laughing Dog Farm , Gill

NOFA Members: $18

Non-Members: $24


This workshop aims to teach, promote, and inspire backyard gardeners and other small-scale growers to design and build their own hoophouses to diversify, extend and protect seasonal harvests in mercurial New England in an age of climate disruption. Well cover the basics about structure location, site preparation, sourcing materials, and construction. We'll also talk about maintenance for maximum versatility and productivity around the seasons.

2019 Winter Conference Logo
January 12, 2019 (All day)
Worcester State University, Worcester

Coming Soon

Save the date!

Our 32nd Annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference is happening on Saturday January, 12 2019.

We are very excited to dedicate our conference in 2019 to the theme of Food As Medicine and have as our keynote speaker, soil scientist, John Kempf. We hope to explore the many ways we relate to food from soil health to consumer choices.

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