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Three 2020 Garden Successes I’m Growing Again in 2021

March 17th, 2021|

By Richard Robinson, Farmer at Hopestill Farm  Tokyo Bekana, collards, and Panisse lettuce were the standout new additions to my garden in 2020. I’m looking forward to growing more, and selling more, of each this season.  One of the many pleasures of keeping a big garden is the opportunity to try new crops [...]

Victory for Pollinators! Retail stores to stop selling neonic pesticides in Massachusetts

March 2nd, 2021|

By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director On  March 1st 2021 the Mass. Pesticide Board Subcommittee passed a motion to protect pollinators by restricting the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”). The new regulations, which go into effect in 2022, will remove pesticide products containing neonics from retail stores and require [...]

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New Year Breathes New Life

February 4th, 2021|

Newsletter Introduction – February 2021 Christy's cow, Shine, at full term pregnancy By Jocelyn Langer, NOFA/Mass Executive Director  With a successful online Winter Conference behind us, a policy victory with the passage of the Healthy Soils Bill, and what looks to be a banner year for the NOFA Tri-State Bulk [...]

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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.

Together, we will protect and expand pollinator habitats and reduce the use of biocides in landscapes across the Commonwealth!

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By Marty Dagoberto

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 [...]

2404, 2020

UPDATE , 4/1/20, RE: COVID-19

The legislative priorities we’ve been working on since January 2019 are essentially in a holding pattern right now. As of March 31, the state legislature is still technically operating, though legislators have zero capacity to [...]

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