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Be Heard on Pesticides Reform

June 2nd, 2021|

Virtual Hearing July 13th (date TBC)  Postponed until September, Exact Date TBD We have received advanced word that legislators will be hosting an online public hearing regarding proposed pesticide legislation on July 13th (details to be confirmed). (Update, 6/9/21 - due to technical constraints, the committee is postponing the [...]

Setting Up Your Brooder and Caring for Juvenile Poultry

May 21st, 2021|

By Christy Bassett, Homesteader at Barefoot All Natural Farm  Last month we talked about the process of hatching chicks at home. If you decided to take on the adventure of incubating eggs and hatching out chicks without the help of a mother hen, the next step is to set up your brooder and [...]

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Ethically Foraging Wild & Medicinal Plants

May 20th, 2021|

By Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, Herbalist at Sweet Birch Herbals Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, Community Herbalist The sounds and sights of spring unfurling renew a sense of hope. Wild edibles and spring ephemerals are shooting up from the ground at the same time we are emerging from a long winter. Nature [...]

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Massachusetts Pollinator Network

Pollinator protection communities from the seacoast to the Berkshires are collaborating with NOFA/Mass to build a state-wide hub for native pollinator protection.

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By Marty Dagoberto

1508, 2020

Opt out of broadcast mosquito spraying

Mosquito season comes back with the warmth, and even though spraying of pesticides to control adult mosquitoes is the least effective and most environmentally damaging method to control mosquito diseases, we’re about to be [...]

1206, 2020

Protecting Mass. Pollinators Action Resource Guide

Protecting Mass. Pollinators Action Resource Guide, curated by NOFA/Mass. The good folks at Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee asked us “What are some different ways that people in Massachusetts can help the pollinators?” That set us off on [...]

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