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 Cattle grazing at Cricket Creek Farm

Cattle grazing at Cricket Creek Farm

I first learned of Troy Bishopp’s work from Jack Kittredge, NOFA/Mass Policy Director. He mentioned that he had just come back from a workshop with Troy and was very excited to get out into his pastures to take a look. Not only had Troy talked about his grazing charts, rotation and overall herd management, but he had walked the pastures with participants and demonstrated how to read grasses and manure better.

3rd annual Team NOFA/Mass 5/10K Run & 5K Walk

Cathleen O’Keefe, TEAM NOFA/Mass Captain 

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

Genesis Battlegreen Run in Lexington, MA

It's not quite summer yet, but mark your calendars for this cool weather event!

My interest in wild food and gardening began when I visited my grandparents in New Hampshire during the summer as a child. My grandfather had a large garden that supplied the kitchen with fruits and vegetables for the family. My grandmother put up applesauce, pickles, chutneys, and jams. The land they lived on was filled with an abundance of wild blueberries.

Credit Niloufer Moochhala

On Thursday, December 4, NOFA/Mass held a daylong seminar, titled "When the Belly is the Beast: Dietary Interventions to Address Autism and Neuro-Degenerative Disease".

Highlights of the seminar included the following:

Yes, conquered: NOFA/Mass placed #1 10K Team, and two of our team members placed silver and bronze in their heat – nicely done Sam and Greg! Not only are we dedicated to NOFA/Mass, we're wicked fast too.

Huge, tremendous, and heart-felt thanks to our 316 online donors, innumerable offline donors, and 33 proud fundraisers. Together we raised $17,639 for NOFA/Mass' educational programs and carbon sequestration campaign. Such an incredible effort and support will prove to be beneficial for us all.

The 2015 Soil and Nutrition Conference is a two-day, farmer friendly event, with early bird pricing of $100 (BFA/NOFA Member) by December 1, 2014, and the opportunity to foster information sharing and camaraderie among attendees.

Last chance to join TEAM NOFA/Mass’ Run to Build Healthy Soil – November 2!

It’s not too late to join Team NOFA/Mass for our 2nd annual 5k Walk/Run or 10k Run in Lexington, November 2nd, from noon to 1:30pm. Join the fundraising team as a runner or walker, sign up to fundraise only, or come watch the fun.

On November 3 Ridge Shinn will be presenting a daylong seminar titled Succeeding with Grass-Fed Beef Production at Heifer International in Rutland, MA. For event details and an outline of what will be covered, visit

We came, it snowed, and we conquered the Genesis Battlegreen Run/Walk November 2nd!  Yes, conquered: NOFA/Mass placed #1 team.  Not only are we dedicated to NOFA/Mass, we're wicked fast too.  But the race is not done.  We have until November 30th to raise $20,000.  Educate yourself and fund our future education work at  


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