Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

June 2017

Water Management Twilight Meeting

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring St
Millis, MA 02054 United States
+ Google Map

FSMA and drought got you down? Come to this Twilight Meeting at Tangerini Farm in Millis, MA. Tour the newly installed irrigation system for orchard and vegetable crops built with funding support from NRCS with the designer, Trevor Hardy of Brookdale Farm, Irrigation and Row Crop Supply. Find out water sampling protocols and lab requirements for FSMA from the UMass Food Safety Specialist Lisa McKeag and about grant opportunities for irrigation and food safety improvements. Other industry representatives will be…

Find out more »
Free

Ag Com Gathering

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UMass Cranberry Station, 1 State Bog Rd
E. Wareham, MA 02358 United States
+ Google Map

Informational gathering hosted by SEMAP for Ag Commissions and others who may be interested. Agenda items will include the following: · The new AgCom statute (Chap 40, Sec 8L) · The state Local Food Action Plan – what should AgComs be doing to advance Action Plan items? · Assistance with farmland protection · APR program changes. FREE, but please pre-register so we have a head count. Thank you! Sign up here!

Find out more »
July 2017
$75 - $105

No-Till Market Gardening Intensive: Tools and Techniques For Vital Crops and Healthier Soils

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Woven Roots Farm, 12 McCarty Road
Tyringham, MA United States
+ Google Map

Learn techniques for intensively growing vegetables using no-till practices on a commercial scale from long-time farmers Jen and Pete Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm. Jen and Pete have managed their diversified vegetable farm for over 15 years using inexpensive, low-tech tools. Their system has built a soil with incredible structure, water-holding capacity, and the soil life needed to grow nutrient-dense crops. They’ve been able to do so all while reducing the use of fossil fuels and compaction associated with tractor…

Find out more »
Free

Watson Farm: Management & Forage Production for Grass Based Livestock

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Watson Farm, 455 North Rd
Jamestown, RI 02835 United States
+ Google Map

This twilight Pasture Walk at Historic New England’s Watson Farm will be led by Don Minto and Chris Dvorak, farm managers, who have been managing Red Devon Cattle and sheep on these historic grasslands for well over 35 years. This discussion and tour will feature forage management practices that have evolved and been implemented on Watson Farm’s extensive grasslands. Some topics that will likely be discussed are: The history of the “Grasses of Conanicut” Portable and permanent fences for rotational…

Find out more »
$5 - $10

Growing Cut Flowers

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Norwell Farms, 4 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
+ Google Map

Have you dreamed of growing beautiful cutting flowers to brighten your home all season long. If so, please join Nikki Bartley of Cross Street Flower Farm to learn what to plant for cut flower growing, how to harvest for bouquets, and simple flower arranging. Cross Street Flower Farm grows over 50 varieties of specialty-cut flowers.  They farm without the use of chemicals or pesticides, using only organic and sustainable methods.

Find out more »
Free - $24

In-season Monitoring and Plant Management for Growing Biological Systems

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Street Farm, 198 South St
Somerville, MA United States
+ Google Map

This event is free for Trustees of Reservation and Groundwork Somerville staff, students, volunteers, community and local members. Other members of the general public should register through this event page. Learn how to understand the health of your plants through observation and other monitoring methods. We will test Conductivity and Brix monitoring for activity during the season.  The session will also look at using foliar sprays and nutrient drenches to keep plants healthy.

Find out more »
$5 - $10

Beekeeping

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Norwell Farms, 4 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a 90-minute workshop on Backyard Beekeeping.  The decline of the honeybee has prompted many enthusiasts to start their own backyard beehive.  Find out if this is for you.  We will cover where to get proper training on beekeeping, costs of establishing your own beehive and basics of honeybees and honey production.  Plan to leave knowing more about honeybees and whether this hobby is for you. ($5 Friend of the Farm /$10 general)

Find out more »
$35 - $95

SEMAP & TLI 3rd Annual Farm to Tapas

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Historic Home & Farm of Joseph Keith III, 775 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for our third annual Farm to Tapas fundraiser! At this event, we will have over a dozen restaurants and caterers from the community, all of which source from local farms, set up stations and serve a variety of food items. We’ll also have an open bar, featuring local beer, wine, and spirits; live and silent auctions; and a live music. Learn more and get your tickets today!

Find out more »
August 2017
Free - $24

Cover Crops for Small Gardens

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive
Mattapan, MA United States
+ Google Map

This event is free for Trustees of Reservation and Groundwork Somerville staff, students, volunteers, community and local members. Other members of the general public should register through this event page. Cover Crops are a great way to provide natural fertilizer to any growing space.  WHen applied correctly, cover crops are a great addition to even the smallest of spaces. Learn how to use cover crops in small spaces and gardens.  Tom Akin from the USDA National Resources Conservation Service will…

Find out more »
$18 - $250

NOFA Summer Conference

August 11 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 3:30 pm
Hampshire College, 900 West St
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
+ Google Map

At the NOFA summer conference, you may learn as much across a lunch table as you will at workshops; solve your most pressing challenge in a chance discussion with a stranger; or create the spark that is going to be your next big idea. Children and Teens also have their own conference experience with a parade, workshops and activities that build their organic vision for the future.

Find out more »
December 2017

Community Food Systems Conference

December 5 - December 7
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 United States
+ Google Map

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. We will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable food production. The conference…

Find out more »

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

December 12 - December 14

This conference will include more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 100 exhibitors. We hope that you will enjoy your time here, and meet with fellow growers, advisors, researchers, and industry representatives.…

Find out more »
+ Export Events