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Three Legume Cover Crops for Nitrogen, Better Tilth and More

February 4th, 2021|

By Noah Courser-Kellerman, Farmer at Alprilla Farm Cover crops are the backbone of our soil building strategy at Alprilla Farm. Most of our land is a heavy silt loam tending towards clay, laid down by the shallow sea that covered our area after the glaciers receded. While our soils can be quite [...]

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Healthy Soils Bill is Now Law! Action Needed on Pesticides

February 4th, 2021|

By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director We have some great news about the Healthy Soils Bill in this issue. Take a moment to celebrate, but not too long: we need to get calling legislators to cosponsor the slate of pesticide reform bills being introduced this month! Also, the Pesticide Board [...]

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Online Resilient Garden Series Begins February 16, 2021

February 4th, 2021|

By Doug Cook, NOFA/Mass Educational Events Coordinator Gardening is a great way to grow our own healthy food. For many of us, this is the first reason we start a garden, but the practice of gardening is also much more than that. Through gardening, we deepen our connection to our environment; it becomes a creative outlet [...]

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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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1911, 2019

Pollinator Protection Act Passed from Ag. Committee

November 18th, 2019 - The legislature is moving to protect pollinators: only a few days after the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee heard testimony from dozens of advocates in support of reducing pesticides, [...]

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