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December 2017

Southeastern MA Food Security Network Quarterly Meeting

December 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UMass Dartmouth Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States

The Southeastern Massachusetts Food Security Network holds quarterly meetings and it is here that the Network comes together to discuss issues revolving around food security in our Southeastern MA region. These meetings are open to the public, and we encourage anyone to join who is interested in nutrition education, public health, sustainable and local agriculture, emergency food access, or any other area of the food system. All are welcome to bring their ideas, expertise, and collaborate on projects to help promote…

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Final Round the Bend Open Farm Day of 2017

December 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Rd.
Dartmouth, MA United States
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Open Farm Days include: Non-GMO and grass-fed meat Seasonal veggies Honey Maple Syrup Herbal teas Family friendly farm tour start at 11am Please Note – Payment is by cash or check only.  RTB Farm does not have the wi-fi connection necessary to accept credit cards on the farm. Open Farm Days are held down at the barn so we can enjoy the company of the animals and spectacular views of Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary.

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February 2018

SEMAP’s 11th Annual Ag & Food Conference

February 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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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.  

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March 2018

Kombucha 101 with IndieFerm

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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$17 – $22

What's all the buzz about kombucha? A fermented tea served cold, kombucha is one more way that nature can sweeten up your life. Come learn all about this natural and delicious drink with Independent Fermentations' Linda Davey. You'll learn the basic steps to brew your own kombucha at home and get to try three different IndieFerm kombuchas. Supplies to get started will be available for purchase - SCOBY, Starter Tea (green and black), 1-gallon jars, and instructions. $17 members /…

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“Hungry for Health” 2018 Southcoast Food Security Forum

March 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UMass Dartmouth,

  View the Food Security Forum agenda here. Second Annual Food Security Forum - Hungry for Health University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Featuring Local Health, Nutrition, and Food Security Experts: Introduction by Caite O’Brien, Community Investor, Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Nutrition: The Key to Healthy Aging, Christine Sullivan, 4C Collaborative and Coastline Elderly Services. An experts panel on better nutrition and better health; • Shirley…

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April 2018

“Nutrition, Microbiome & the Root of Chronic Disease” hosted by NOFA/Mass & The Marion Institute

April 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buzzards Bay Center, 114 Front St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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$34 – $42

Kathleen DiChiara is a former Fortune 500 corporate executive and triathlete whose health took a sudden debilitating turn toward chronic pain and disease at the same time as her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After learning and experimenting with nutrition-based approaches to her illness, Kathleen was able to heal herself and her family through a dietary approach that focused on reducing inflammation and supporting the body’s microbiome. Inspired, she went on to change careers and commit to re-educating…

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May 2018

6th Annual Bristol Aggie Spring Expo

May 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Free

Highlights include the BA Grows Farmer's Market & Vendor Expo, Live Animal Exhibits, Gourmet Food Truck, Live Entertainment, and more! Just in time for Mother's Day, check out the Bristol Aggie Plant Sale hosted by the BA Floriculture & Landscape Design & Construction students. Prospective Student tour for 6th and 7th graders will run from 9-11am, starting in the Gymnasium. If you will be joining the tour please sign up beforehand on the Bristol Aggie website or facebook event.

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October 2018

Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture Conference

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Southbury, CT

  MORE INFORMATION HERE   Questions about the conference can be directed to Michelle Louise Bicking at ourhiddenacresfarm@gmail.com.

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February 2019

Hemp Full-Day Workshop

February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UMass CVPA Star Store Campus, 715 Purchase St
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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    Interested in growing hemp but not sure where to start? This information-dense full-day intensive workshop on hemp production will feature several speakers with experience in growing hemp, processing the plant for fiber and oil production, and the application requirements you'll need to meet in order to grow hemp in Massachusetts.  With a new Massachusetts policy authorizing the commercial production of agricultural hemp in the state, local farmers have a great opportunity to take advantage of this new business opportunity.…

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SEMAP’s 12th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference

February 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Learn more and view all the details about the conference here. Farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, advocates, foodies, and anyone interested in local agriculture: join us for our 12th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference! We will be having 20+ workshops, a resource fair, keynote address, and an always tasty locally-sourced lunch. Hosted at Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, MA. Register for tickets here! SEMAP Members, Beginning Farmers, Students, and children are all eligible for reduced priced tickets.  

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January 2020

Northeast Grainshed Symposium

January 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Trillium Brewery, 100 Royall Street
Canton, MA United States
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Visit their website for more details https://northeastgrainshed.com/events/ Please join us to share ideas about the Northeast Grainshed and 4SquareFeet, a coordinated consumer marketing campaign. Let's fill the room with everyone from the supply chain: researchers, farmers, processors, brewers, bakers, distillers, restaurant owners, craft beer bar managers, etc. Help us imagine a creative, constructive plan to build growth in grain-based businesses, and develop markets for farmers in the Northeast. Several industry leaders will be describing the state of grain production and…

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March 2020

NOFA/RI Annual Meeting and Winter Conference

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope St
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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NOFA/RI is hosting it's Annual Meeting and 7th Annual Winter Conference with workshops in organic & sustainable farm, food & garden! Learn more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nofari-2020-winter-conference-registration-86085248295?aff=ebdssbeac

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Oregon Tilth Webinar Online Sales Platforms for Farmers

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online Sales Platforms for Direct Marketing by Our Friends at Oregon Tilth With restaurants and some farmers markets shutting down, we know many of you need to find alternative sales channels for your products. Customers are also looking for new solutions to buy quality, organic food safely. Join our free webinar on Friday, March 20 at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST to learn more about direct-to-consumer online sales platforms.  Please forward this to any farmers that may benefit from attending. We’ll hear…

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April 2020

Blessed Unrest: Growing a Future for Life on Earth

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
cost varies

A five-session online conference Saturday, April 18, 2020 Sunday, April 19 Saturday, April 25 Saturday, May 2 Saturday, May 9 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT Free additional 1-hour workshop from 1 - 2 p.m. each day depending on speaker availability Originally planned as a weekend conference at Tufts University, we are now turning it into an extraordinary interactive online conference - with presentations and panels, discussions among audience and speakers, and breakout rooms for small group conversations. Learn about how people…

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Blessed Unrest: Growing a Future for Life on Earth

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
cost varies

A five-session online conference Saturday, April 18, 2020 Sunday, April 19 Saturday, April 25 Saturday, May 2 Saturday, May 9 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT Free additional 1-hour workshop from 1 - 2 p.m. each day depending on speaker availability Originally planned as a weekend conference at Tufts University, we are now turning it into an extraordinary interactive online conference - with presentations and panels, discussions among audience and speakers, and breakout rooms for small group conversations. Learn about how people…

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