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Press Releases from NOFA/Mass

PRESS RELEASE: Advocates urge Speaker Mariano to protect schoolchildren from pesticides

July 12th, 2022|

NEWS RELEASE July 12, 2022 Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director c: 508-361-0136 e: marty@nofamass.org Boston - With the legislative session ending July 31st, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) and a broad coalition of advocates are urging House Leadership to advance “An Act relative to improving pesticide protections [...]

Residents oppose DCR plan to remove 45-year-old community garden on the Charles River

October 22nd, 2021|

Residents oppose DCR plan to remove 45-year-old community garden on the Charles River An old water tower welcomes visitors to the Christrian A Herter "Intercommunity" Garden, with a red-tailed hawk on watch for rodents (Photo credit: Damon Krukowski) HERTER PARK, BRIGHTON – In days following the revelation that the Department of Conservation [...]

NOFA/Mass Launches Climate Action Challenge for a Second Year

October 4th, 2021|

NOFA/Mass Launches Climate Action Challenge for a Second Year Massachusetts, September 28, 2021: This October, the Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) challenges individuals and communities to examine their individual and collective roles in the climate crisis and to take meaningful action to regenerate our planet. The climate crisis is becoming a more widely recognized [...]

NOFA/Mass Builds State-Wide Hub for Native Pollinator Protection

June 11th, 2021|Tags: , |

Massachusetts, June 10, 2021: The Massachusetts Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass), is leading the charge in building a state-wide hub for native pollinator protection. Groups of native pollinator networks from the Boston area to the Berkshires are joining together to create the new Massachusetts Pollinator Network. To manage the new initiative, NOFA/Mass created a Pollinator Network Coordinator [...]

New State Program to Build Healthy Soils, Climate Resilience

February 3rd, 2021|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2021 Contact: Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director, marty@nofamass.org, 508-361-0136 New State Program to Build Healthy Soils, Climate Resilience (BOSTON, MA)- Massachusetts farmers, land owners and managers will soon have the support of a new Massachusetts Healthy Soils Program to implement healthy soils practices on their properties, with measures which will improve climate resilience, water quality and farm viability. In a move celebrated by dozens of agricultural, climate and environmental groups, on January [...]

Shifting the Culture of Economy in Pandemic Times: Annual NOFA/Mass Human Health and Climate Action Challenge

October 1st, 2020|

 Massachusetts, June 10, 2021: The Massachusetts Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass), is leading the charge in building a state-wide hub for native pollinator protection. Groups of native pollinator networks from the Boston area to the Berkshires are joining together to create the new Massachusetts Pollinator Network.     To manage the new initiative, NOFA/Mass created a Pollinator Network [...]

40-Year-old organic farming organization changes Leadership

July 4th, 2020|

 Massachusetts, June 10, 2021: The Massachusetts Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass), is leading the charge in building a state-wide hub for native pollinator protection. Groups of native pollinator networks from the Boston area to the Berkshires are joining together to create the new Massachusetts Pollinator Network.     To manage the new initiative, NOFA/Mass created a Pollinator Network [...]