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

Webinar - Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field: Prison Gardens and Their Positive Impacts

October 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online
Anywhere, MA
Cost:

Free

In prison yards outside Boston, The New Garden Society trains incarcerated adults in organic land care. The New garden Society brings local farmers, landscapers and horticulturists behind the walls to work alongside incarcerated students to create and tend food and flower gardens.  Due to security constraints, THe New Garden Society’s landscapes and gardens are largely invisible to the public.  During this webinar, Renee Portanova Co-Founder of the The New Garden Society will share experiences from local prison gardens and some of the impacts from the implementation of simple and transformative prison gardens.

Presenter: Renee Portanova, Co-Founder of The New Garden Society

Webinar can be accessed using the following options:

WebEx Link:

https://tufts.webex.com/tufts/j.php?MTID=m426cd95b600df35ea150a2c84acce09c

Phone connection: 1-617-627-6767 Access Code: 738930610

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We want everyone to be able to participate!

Driving home from the farmers market?

Call in and put the workshop on speakerphone so you can listen while you drive.

Cooking dinner with the delicious products from your farm?

Bring your laptop into the kitchen so you can watch while you cook.

Hanging out with your co-apprentices after a long day in the field?

Take an hour to watch and participate in the workshop and discuss after.

Can’t make it?

We will record as many workshops as possible and archive on this page.

 

Our new online workshop series has two main goals:

  1. Provide high quality, high level farm management education that is easily accessible to everyone

  2. Introduce new and experienced growers to topics relating to farm management that will increase efficiency, profitability, soil health and quality of life.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors

Frontier Natural Products - Frontier Co-op Specializes in Natural and Organic Products

Lancaster Agriculture - Naturally Interested in Your Future

Umass/RMA Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops

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