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: The Seed Sovereignty Movement and What it Means for Small Farmers

February 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online
Anywhere, MA
Cost:

Free

For most of civilization - until the last 100 years or so - farmer and plant breeder were the same thing.  If we are to ensure true food security and fortify a resilient agriculture, we must do it from the ground up.  That means restoring the farmer's role as participant in our co-evolution with food and medicinal plants, rather than mere recipient.  It is no longer appropriate to simply outsource this responsibility to 'the experts'; we must work together to tackle climate disruption and its implications for our foodshed

Presenter: Bill Braun - NOFA/Mass Board Member, farmer, seed breeder and founder of the Freed Seed Federation

Webinar can be accessed using the following options:

WebEx Link:

https://tufts.webex.com/tufts/j.php?MTID=md2313f2a5f9b6d689166793cf24b2130

Phone connection: 1-617-627-6767 Access Code: 735295625

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Access codes will also be posted on this page.  Email and text message invitations can serve as reminders and easy access to the workshops.

Mark Your Calendars!  Last Tuesday of Every Month, 7:00-8:00pm

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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

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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