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The 2018 NOFA/Mass team of runners and walkers

On November 4, 2018, members of the NOFA/Mass staff, board and supporters gathered in Lexington to participate in the 6th Annual NOFA/Mass Food as Medicine Run/Walk, sponsored by the Battlegreen Run Foundation.  Over the course of two months, participants reached out to friends, family and NOFA/Mass members to raise funds to support the event.  In total, the group was able to raise $17,685 to support NOFA/Mass’ work to:

  • Help growers reduce climate change, building living, carbon-rich soils
  • Educate growers and consumers of all types, on-farms and at our two annual conferences
  • Ensure access to healthy food and organic farming resources for underserved populations
  • Train the next generation of organic farmers and gardeners in Massachusetts
Winter Conference Dinner

Relax and network with like-minded people at the post conference dinner

NOFA/Mass is pleased to announce that Scott and Erica Muhammed, Co-Directors of SEED (Students for Education and Economic Development) from Tuskegee, Alabama, will provide the keynote address at the NOFA/Mass Dinner following the Winter Conference at 6pm on January 12, 2019.  

Photo by DenisenFamily, Creative Commons License

No need to rush out after the NOFA/Mass Winter Conference! Join us for our Fundraising Dinner right after the final workshop with excellent local organic food and a special address and Q & A with Gabe Brown.  All proceeds of the dinner go to our policy and education work.

The NOFA/Mass Winter Conference is a compact event.  We all need to hit the ground running if we are going to take advantage of the three workshop slots, the keynote address, the annual meeting, and obtaining everything we need from the food and supply vendors. 

It is not every year that a couple of lifetime members approach us with an offer like they have this year. Two dedicated donors, inspired by their belief that NOFA/Mass is relevant, cutting-edge, and critical for the future health of humans and the planet, have offered $10,000 of their own resources to match every donation that comes in to NOFA/Mass until January 31, 2018.

It goes like this: A donation of $20 becomes $40, a donation of $50 becomes $100. But, if someone gives at or above $100, their amount will not only be matched, but doubled. For example, a $100 donation brings in the original $100 plus an additional $200; thus, equaling a total of $300. And so forth. How blessed we are! Thank you to these generous individuals AND to each of you who stretches your finances to donate this year.  

The Organic to Heal the Planet Walk/Run in Lexington every November is NOFA/Mass's main annual fundraiser.  It's a day in which members, staff, and board get together to celebrate organic, hit the streets with our message, and share in an amazing potluck with –of course! – organic food! 


NOFA/Mass Run

Last years run team came in 1st and raised $21,000 to fund NOFA/ us make this years run just as great!

Support The Breadth and Depth of NOFA/Mass by supporting the Organic to Heal the Planet Run/Walk Fundraiser

It is hard to describe NOFA/Mass in just a couple of sentences. The breadth of our vision and mission reflects the expansiveness, diversity, and interconnectedness of our planet's ecosystem and the human family that is lucky enough to benefit from it.  How do you explain that in a sound bite? 

"You guys walk the walk," one NOFA/Mass member told us this spring when she sent her annual donation. "I am in love with NOFA. The whole organic world would be different without you."

On November 5, 2017, we will be walking (and running) the walk of the organic movement in Lexington, MA. The Organic To Heal the Planet Run is NOFA/Mass's yearly fundraiser and it makes our work possible! We need team members to run or to walk – please join us! Find out how to join the team here. Read more about it on our website:

Each year for the past five years, we’ve gathered together a team of runners, walkers, farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, sustainable living folks, eaters, and families for our annual NOFA/Mass Fundraising Walk/Run.

During the months leading up to November, team members reach out to their family and friends to ask for their support. All proceeds raised go to fund NOFA/Mass’s work.  On November 5, we gather together again, moving our bodies together, having awesome conversations, sharing in a delicious potluck, and connecting on the things we care about.  It is an event for all.  We welcome you to join us!

Cooler temps and sunny days beg us to get outside to enjoy the colors and all nature has to offer. Looking for a fun run/walk to pencil into your calendar? Our 4th Annual 5k run/walk “Organic to Nourish Our Soils and Ourselves” is only days away on Sunday, November 6 in Lexington. With your help, together we will create landscapes that restore our environment and feed our communities.

We are so close to reaching our goal of $25,000! You can still contribute whether or not you can make it to our 4th annual run/walk on November 6th!

On November 6th NOFA/Mass will be coming together for our largest fundraiser of the year, our 4th annual 5k run/walk - Organic to Nourish Our Soils and Ourselves. This event is a great way to join with NOFA/Mass board, staff and members to ensure the continuation of these innovative and important NOFA/Mass programs:

  • Restoring carbon to the soil from the atmosphere through organic land management practices
  • Training the next generation of organic farmers
  • Advocating  for public policy in the interest of farmers and consumers at the state and national levels
  • Strengthening connections with marginalized populations to improve their access to organic farming resources


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