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January 2022

Solar Punk Farmhacks Climate Control System Workshop

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Revive the Roots, 347 Farnum Pike
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917 United States
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$5

Revive the Roots is hosting an on-farm workshop where you will learn to build an Arduino-powered climate control system for greenhouse production. Measure temperature and light levels and control any number of heaters, grow lights, pumps, etc. This workshop will be taught by: Andy from Nuts and Bolts Nursery Bradford from Revive the Roots The address listed will lead you to Revive the Roots @ Mowry Commons. Please park in front of the community gardens right when you pull in. Workshop will…

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February 2022

Be Prepared for Shearing Season Webinar

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To help fiber farmers prepare for the upcoming shearing season, the Animal Fiber subgroup of the CCE Livestock Program Work Team is hosting a “Preparing for Shearing Day” webinar scheduled for Tuesday February 1st from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Zoom. There are so many to-do boxes that need to be checked when it comes to being prepared for shearing. A shepherd needs to plan some items months in advance, while others will be addressed the morning of. By being…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

February 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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How To Sell Your Wool to the Wool Pool

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Once your sheep have been shorn, your next step is to market the wool. One option is to sell it raw to a wool pool, but just exactly how do you do that? Join members of the Animal Fiber Subgroup of Cornell’s Livestock Program Work Team for the “Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools in NYS” webinar, scheduled for Tuesday February 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Zoom. Accessing a wool pool is a challenge for many farmers, from…

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Soil Management in Response to Climate Change

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10 – $15

Berkshire Grown is hosting another set of online Winter Workshops in 2022. The series runs from late January through March. All workshops are remote, presented on the Zoom platform. Advance registration required.  Zoom links to the workshops will be emailed the day before for each workshop. To register for one or more of the workshops, scroll to the bottom of this page. For more information, contact Jordan Archey, Program Manager for Business Members, at jordan@berkshiregrown.org Soil Management in Response to Climate Change…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

February 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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Getting More for Your Milk

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is launching a new initiative to connect dairy farmers with small-scale dairy processors. Ever think about starting your own brand of cheese, yogurt or butter? Do you need help finding a co-packer to make the product for you and don’t know where to start? Or, are you seeking ways to add value and additional income to your wholesale dairy? Join our virtual Learning Session, "Getting More for Your Milk: Partnering with Processors to Venture…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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March 2022

UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

March 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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Building Capacity for Collaboration to Maintain a Strong Farm Team

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10 – $15

Berkshire Grown is hosting another set of online Winter Workshops in 2022. The series runs from late January through March. All workshops are remote, presented on the Zoom platform. Advance registration required.  Zoom links to the workshops will be emailed the day before for each workshop. To register for one or more of the workshops, scroll to the bottom of this page. For more information, contact Jordan Archey, Program Manager for Business Members, at jordan@berkshiregrown.org Building Capacity for Collaboration to Maintain a…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

March 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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Good Grazing Practices with Sarah Flack

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10 – $15

Berkshire Grown is hosting another set of online Winter Workshops in 2022. The series runs from late January through March. All workshops are remote, presented on the Zoom platform. Advance registration required.  Zoom links to the workshops will be emailed the day before for each workshop. To register for one or more of the workshops, scroll to the bottom of this page. For more information, contact Jordan Archey, Program Manager for Business Members, at jordan@berkshiregrown.org Good Grazing Practices with Sarah Flack Tuesday,…

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