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

Soil Carbon

June 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online, Anywhere


Composting is the biological breakdown of material from plants and animals conducted by a vast variety of microbes that returns nutrients to the soil to be taken up by new plant life. Compost is a nutrient dense soil amendment that is also an organic fertilizer.Properly processed compost results in a great soil without producing odor along the way by using aeration, material balancing, moisture control, particle size, temperature control, and proper volume.

July 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Woven Roots Farm, Tyringham

NOFA/MOFGA Member - $75
General Public - $95
*add $10 for walk-ins

Learn techniques for intensively growing vegetables using no-till practices on a commercial scale from long-time farmers Jen and Pete Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm. Jen and Pete have managed their diversified vegetable farm for over 15 years using inexpensive, low-tech tools. Their system has built a soil with incredible structure, water-holding capacity, and the soil life needed to grow nutrient-dense crops. They’ve been able to do so all while reducing the use of fossil fuels and compaction associated with tractor equipment.

July 23, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Fowler Clark Epstein Farm , Mattapan

NOFA Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
* Add $5 for walk in registration on day of event.  
***Complementary soil test interpretation included in registration cost; see below for details.

This event is part of a workshop series that includes farms and homesteads from across the state. Check out 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.

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