The course is part of our Sustainable Agriculture program but anyone can take the course either for 2 college credits or as a noncredit (audit) course for 1/2 tuition. Tuition + fees is $179/credit. There is a tuition waiver available for senior citizens (60+), veterans, and state employees. The class will meet on Monday evenings from 6 – 8:50 pm starting on Monday, September 12 through November 21 on the Fall River campus (room yet to be determined). The instructor is Wayne Andrews, entomologist & beekeeper. The course description is:
“This course focuses on the prevention, detection, and organic controls of plant pests and diseases. Content includes a survey or principle plant pests and diseases, their biology and life cycles, impacts, disease symptoms, and controls. An introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is included. Control methods will include cultural practices as well as biological and organic chemical methods. Three lecture hours per week for 10 weeks. 2 credits, Fall.”
To register online (for 2 credits) go to http://webapp.bristolcc.edu/coursesearch/?term=201609&camp=1&type=CR&subj=AGR To register for the non-credit rate call the BCC Enrollment Office (508 678-2811). The deadline for registration for this course is August 29.
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Farmers from Sharon, N. Easton, Tewksbury, Holliston and Pepperell take top honors at 32nd annual event
BOSTON – August 24, 2016 – Massachusetts environmental officials joined tomato farmers from across the state today at the KITCHEN at Boston Public Market for the Commonwealth’s 31st Annual Tomato Contest. Designed to increase awareness of locally grown produce, this year’s contest drew 88 entries from 16 farms.
After the entries were judged by a panel of food writers, chefs, produce experts and state officials on flavor, firmness/slicing quality, exterior color and shape, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux announced that the top prizes went to farmers from Sharon, N. Easton, Tewksbury, Holliston and Pepperell.
“The Tomato Contest is a great, fun tradition that helps strengthen consumers’ awareness of Massachusetts-grown produce,” said Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Matthew Beaton. “Despite facing challenges due to the ongoing drought conditions, Massachusetts farmers are still growing high-quality produce, as shown by the outstanding tomatoes entered in today’s competition. I encourage all Massachusetts residents to support their local farmers by buying locally grown food products.”
“The annual Tomato Contest is a great opportunity to celebrate our growers from across the Commonwealth,” said DAR Commissioner John Lebeaux. “Our farmers and food producers grow the highest quality products and today were able to showcase some of their most flavorful, plump and tender tomatoes right off the vine.” Read more →
Bristol Community College is looking for Vendors! Thursday September 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring your most affordable, seasonal wares to sell to our students… Interested in a monthly Farmer’s Day? For information call Marianne Le Guyader, 508-678-2811 ext. 2156 or Marianne.LeGuyader@bristolcc.edu
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