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

October 31, 2020 (All day)
Online Everywhere, MA

See Below

 

garlic
November 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Online Anywhere, MA

Free

Join us for a virtual tour of Freedom Food Farm in Raynham, MA to learn from farm manager Chuck Currie and guest presenter Julie Fine, from Johnnys Seeds, about cover crops and cover crop strategies for no-till farms. We'll see videos of his farm where he uses holistic and biodynamic farming principles to raise livestock, grow grain and vegetables for their CSA and farmers market. We will see chuck demonstrate how they plant their garlic into a live cover crop of oats and field peas. Julie and Chuck will discuss various cover crops and methods to get the most benefit for a variety of conditions and crops.

Freedom Food Farm is a certified organic farm on 88 acres in Raynham, MA, they started in 2012 and focus on growing a sustainable, full-diet year-round for their community. The farm is operated by a small team of dedicated farmers that grow and produce food year-round.

November 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online Anywhere, MA

Free

Join us online for the first of two evening events where we will learn from experts about bioremediation and how we are using plants and soil biology to ameliorate contaminated soil. During this live interactive event we will learn from Willie Crosby about how mycoremediation is an important tool for bioremediation of urban soils.

December 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Online Anywhere, MA

Free

Join us online for the second of two evening events where we will learn from soil experts about bioremediation and how we are using plants and soil biology to ameliorate contaminated soil. In collaboration with the Mass Dept. of Ag. Resources we are tracking the results of our bioremediation test plots in several urban farming locations in Springfield Mass. During this live interactive event we will hear from our project bioremediation consultant Nance Klehm and Ibrahim Ali of Gardening The Community in Springfield along with youth participants to learn about the methods being used in their trial plots.  

January 8, 2021 (All day) to January 10, 2021 (All day)
Online Everywhere, MA

$45-$85.50

At this year’s 34th NOFA/Mass Winter Conference, happening virtually, we will address the theme Feeding the Commonwealth and inspire you to create, discover and rely upon your local community’s food producers and build the vision of a Massachusetts that collectively becomes more resilient and secure in its local capacity to feed everyone. Registration opens October 15th.

Several tools for grafting nut trees including bypass pruners, grafting knife, tree labels, scions and nut (seed)
March 28, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Big River Chestnuts
195 River Road
Sunderland, MA

NOFA Members: $60/ Non-members: $75 (Scholarship Available)

Join NOFA/Mass at Big River Chestnuts in Sunderland, MA with Buzz Ferver from Perfect Circle Farm for a nutty day focused on how to propagate nut trees (and more) for your farm and homestead. Spend the morning learning everything about starting nuts and woody fruit from seed and the afternoon discussing clonal propagation and practicing some grafting techniques. At the end of the day Jono Neiger will give us a tour of his farm where, since 2018, he has developed a diversified agroforestry system with blight-resistant chinese chestnuts, heartnuts, elderberries, aronia, and other crops. 

Fermenting Fruit Juice
April 11, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Aurora Farms
17 Willard Ave
Rehoboth, MA

NOFA Members: $95/ Non-members: $120 (Scholarship Available)

Ready to learn more about Korean Natural Farming amendments and start making your own?  Join us as we learn from Benjamin Morgan-Dillon how to use locally-sourced plants and fruits to create amendments and supplements that are tailored to our geographic environment. Korean Natural Farming retrains our focus from looking at what the plant needs now to anticipating what the plant is going to need in the coming weeks. Learn how to harvest plants from the farm and learn to look for indicators of plant health, capture indigenous bacteria, fungi, and microarthropods, culture beneficial microorganisms, practice making amendments and use them to enhance your plants.

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