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June 2021

To Till or Not to Till?

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online MA United States

Bigger Harvest, Less Work! Join the Upper Charles of Massachusetts chapter of 350.org on Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm for this free, informative evening on the benefits of leaving your garden soil where it is! Richard Robinson, owner/operator of the organic Hopestill Farm in Sherborn, MA, will discuss the benefits of no till farming for you, the plants and the planet. Richard is on the board of the Northeast Organic Farm Association (NOFA). Please register here. You will receive a link…

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Dairy Discussion: “Knowledge is Power”

June 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Regional dairy producer web discussion on Net Zero initiatives. Dairy producers throughout the region can learn and share ideas about the industry’s role in climate change. Each discussion will be kicked off by a panel of influencers, technical experts and resources to help producers better understand expectations and opportunities from the global Net-Zero initiatives. Register here.

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Produce Prescription Programs Then & Now

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online MA United States

Come join an interactive webinar to learn first-ever findings and recommendations on research of U.S. produce prescription programs from 2010 - 2020. This new report and interactive maps were commissioned by Wholesome Wave and prepared by DAISA Enterprises. In addition to research highlights, invited speakers will share insights on field context and evolution, and opportunities to advance equity, program, and policy aims. Please register to attend the event and for additional webinar information (e.g. the recording), as it becomes available.

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MassGrown Exchange Webinar

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

Learn all about MDAR's business-business platform, its features, and how to register and list products and services. The Exchange has over 200 businesses registered, and new products and services are listed every day. By the end of the session, you will have everything you need to start making connections with buyers and sellers! Register for the sign-up session here.

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Farm Workshop: Weed Management Without a Tractor

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Roots Family Farm, 217 East Road
Tiverton, RI 02878 United States
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Free

SEMAP Member Event!   Weed without a Tractor - Learn more about "flame weeding" and "solarization!" Mike and Kelli Roberts of Roots Farm will demonstrate new weeding tools and techniques such as “flame weeding” for maximizing production without a tractor in an intensive small plot. Innovative techniques include “occultation”, “solarization”, “flame weeding”, and “stale seed beds.” State-of-the-art hand hoes, wheel weeders, and wheel hoes will also be on display. Roots Farm is a 1.3 acre certified organic vegetable farm run…

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2021 UMass WPS Train-the-Trainer

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States
$60

Employers on agricultural establishments that use any kind of pesticide, including OMRI-listed and other general use pesticides, are required to, among other things, provide annual pesticide safety training to their employees. Agricultural establishments include fruit and vegetable farms, greenhouses, and nurseries. In order to conduct a training with employees, the employer has to either have a license to apply restricted-use pesticides OR have completed a WPS train-the-trainer program, such as this one. If you… Use any kind of pesticide in…

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NRCS Workshop

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moraine Farm, 733 Cabot St
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
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Join New Entry and Soil Conservationist Qadree Willis to learn all about opportunities provided by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). New Entry invites you to meet us out on the farm and connect with NRCS to prepare for upcoming grant applications and NRCS programs. We're excited to work together with Qadree Williams to assist in propelling local farmers' work forward. This workshop will review many valuable topics and offer an on-farm, interactive experience. Some important features of the…

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July 2021

2021 Honey Bee Education Days: Pests, Parasites and Pathogens

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States

Join the MDAR Bee Team to tour live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in Massachusetts. Free and open to all. Details here.

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Building Equitable Farmland Tenure Models for Northeast Farmers

July 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 9, 2021

Online MA United States

Agrarian Trust and Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust are co-hosting Building Equitable Farmland Tenure Models for Northeast Farmers, an online Equitable Land Access (ELA) Co-Learning and Training opportunity. This event will provide a co-learning experience for Service Providers and other land access advocates to explore and understand the concepts, process and steps involved in creating community based, equitable land tenure strategies to support beginning and Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color farmers in the Northeast. The schedule and…

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Waste Prevention,Recycling, and Food Recovery to Farmers Markets

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online MA United States

Join Mass Farmers Markets for our next Biweekly FM Manager Zoom Call on Wednesday, July 14th from  10 to 11 AM.  This will be our first formal topic of the season.  We are please to welcome RecyclingWorks to speak. RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts (RecyclingWorks) will be sharing cost-effective best practices for waste prevention, recycling, and food recovery to farmers markets in Massachusetts on July 14th at 10am. RecyclingWorks offers a variety of services and resources to help businesses establish and maintain…

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Fireside Chat with Dr. Christine Jones and Ray Archuleta

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online MA United States

Eavesdrop on a conversation between two of the most prominent soil health experts in the world. Dr. Christine Jones and Ray Archuleta are regenerative soil health consultants for aspiring farmers, ranchers and growers across the globe, representing thousands of acres of agricultural land in food production and carbon capture. During this fireside chat, Christine and Ray will discuss the current state of our soils, regenerative farming practices that really work, and where a widespread adoption of these practices could take…

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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Webinar

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Online MA United States

MDAR To Host Webinar for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Round II The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).” Additional specialty crop categories and details here. Round 2 proposals that focus on COVID-19 Priorities outlined in the RFR will receive priority scoring, though applicants are not required to submit COVID-19 related…

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Cooking & Gardening with Edible Flowers: A Virtual Tour and Demo

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

You can have your flower garden and eat it, too! Learn how in the Cooking & Gardening with Edible Flowers: A Virtual Tour and Demo from Seekonk Public Library on Wednesday, July 21 at 6 PM. Chef and author Liz Barbour will share a slideshow tour of her cottage sized edible gardens and demonstrate two delicious recipes featuring edible flowers from her garden. This program is free and will be hosted virtually with Zoom, but space is limited; Registration information…

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Building Equitable Farmland Tenure Models for Northeast Farmers

July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 9, 2021

Online MA United States

Agrarian Trust and Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust are co-hosting Building Equitable Farmland Tenure Models for Northeast Farmers, an online Equitable Land Access (ELA) Co-Learning and Training opportunity. This event will provide a co-learning experience for Service Providers and other land access advocates to explore and understand the concepts, process and steps involved in creating community based, equitable land tenure strategies to support beginning and Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color farmers in the Northeast. The schedule and…

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Farming for Flavor, Yield and Value

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Gilded Tomato, 2 Peckham St
Rehoboth, MA 02769 United States
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Bill Braun from the Freed Seed Federation will join us to discuss vegetable variety selection and the importance of growers selecting, saving, and breeding crops that are better adapted to their locations than what is available commercially.  Bill has championed local MA/RI varieties like the Macomber turnip and local corn varieties like the Rhode Island White Cap Flint corn as well as, of course, some exquisite new tomato varieties just ready for taste testing! Bill Braun, farmer at Ivory Silo…

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