Twilight Grower Education Workshop Series
SEMAP’s Twilight Grower Education workshop series for farmers and home gardeners offers hands-on skill building led on-farm by local producers. These on-farm workshops are held once a month May through October. Here’s a recap of last year’s series:
Thursday, May 22nd 6-8pm: Raising Nigerian Dwarf Goats as Part of a Sustainable Farm System – Rosasharn Farm, Rehoboth, MA
Tuesday July 29th 6-8pm: Growing the Best Heirloom Tomatoes – 24K Heirloom Tomatoes, South Dartmouth
Cancelled due to rain. Organic Weed Control – Langwater Farm, Easton, MA
Tuesday, September 2nd 6-8pm: Biodiversity on the Farm- Freedom Food Farm, Raynham, MA
Monday, October 6th 6-8pm: Storage Crops for Winter Sales – Skinny Dip Farm, Westport, MA
Ag & Food Conference
SEMAP’s Annual Agriculture & Food Conference brings in experts to lead informative workshops and discussions on a range of topics. Past workshop topics have included which cover crops are best for weed suppression, nitrogen dynamics in organic cropping systems, how to start your own worm composting bin, and protecting genetic diversity within agriculture, just to name a few.
The annual conference attracts not just seasoned farmers, but beginning farmers, backyard gardeners, foodies, and youth. A delicious lunch featuring locally-sourced food is served, and a resource fair allows attendees to meet with local service providers, environmental non-profits, and other businesses.
There are some amazing films and documentaries that investigate the impacts of modern food production, consumption, marketing, and conservation, and SEMAP aims to bring communities together to view films that we think are particularly relevant to our mission.
We have previously showed Ingredients (http://www.ingredientsfilm.com/the_story.php) at events in New Bedford and Plimouth Plantation. The documentary focuses on the connection between health and the local food movement.
Are you interested in co-hosting a film screening with SEMAP? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Food 101
How do we define “local” and “sustainable”? What is a foodshed? How does growing and purchasing locally-produced food impact my local economy? How can I help my family eat more seasonally?
SEMAP’s Local Food 101 presentations aim to answer these questions and more. Contact us if you are interested in leading or hosting a Local Food 101 in your community.
We are happy to share SEMAP’s Local Food 101 PowerPoint presentation with you; Local Food 101.