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Soil, Plant, and Farm Methodology Course – NOFA/RI

Providence, RI

Course for farmers, gardeners, and others interested in the world of soil and plant health and function. This course covers foundational and current soil science, crop science, and soil maintenance principles with a focus on organic-farming methodology.

$75 – $150

Garden Planning: Annual Vegetables & Cut Flowers

Marshfield Fairgrounds 140 Main St, Marshfield, MA

The Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society is offering a garden planning workshop. In this participatory workshop, you’ll learn organic strategies for small-scale gardening from succession planting to season extension. Bring your garden dimensions as the class will also sketch garden plans and create planting schedules for your specific site. Gardeners of all experience levels are …

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$30

Growing in Caterpillar Tunnels On Farm Workshop – NOFA/RI

Exeter, RI

Thur, April 11, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM A free event, Register here. Little River Farm 125 William Reynolds Road, Exeter, RI 02822 Join us as we learn all about growing in caterpillar tunnels from farm owners, Bob Payne and Camille Abdel-Nabi. Caterpillar tunnels are easy to build structures that provide great protection from …

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Free

Adopt-a-Seedling at the Marshfield Farmers Market

Marshfield Fairgrounds 140 Main St, Marshfield, MA

The Marshfield Agricultural Commission will hold their popular annual Adopt-a-Seedling event at the Marshfield Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Marshfield Fair Grounds. Commission members start and nurture seedlings using organic materials and methods and then offer them for adoption. This year will feature over twenty-five varieties …

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Free

Workshop on Hand Pollination

Ivory Silo Farm Corner of Hixbridge & Horseneck Rd, Westport, MA

The Freed Seed Federation and the Young Farmer Network are collaborating for an evening of plant sex! Heron Breen (Fedco Seeds) and Hannah Traggis (Massachusetts Horticultural Society) will be instructing participants in hand pollination for seed saving and plant breeding. This basic but crucial skill will empower folks to ensure varietal purity in seed growing, …

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Free

9th Annual Bionutrient Food Association’s Soil & Nutrition Conference

Southbridge, MA

As we are growing the movement around food quality, we are also growing the Soil & Nutrition Conference!  With so many exciting speakers eager to share their learning and wisdom, we are excited to expand this year’s offering by adding another full day of programming — now, four days to dig deep! Bringing together the …

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$125 – $650

Winter Growing and Season Extension Practices Workshop

Tiverton, RI

Farm owners, Mike and Kelli Roberts, will demonstrate how to grow and cultivate a variety of crops on a year-round basis with the use of unheated, moveable high tunnels and low tunnels. The workshop will focus on winter growing, with a discussion of optimizing planting dates and varieties for the winter, preparation of 30-inch beds, …

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Free

Blessed Unrest: Growing a Future for Life on Earth

Online MA

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 …

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cost varies

Blessed Unrest: Growing a Future for Life on Earth

Online MA

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 …

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cost varies

Growing Together: A Celebration of Land Stewardship

Dudley Greenhouse 11 Brook Ave, Roxbury, MA

Root Crew Youth invites you to the final series of Growing Together for the Spring. It will be a wonderful day of Celebrating the Land Stewardship in the community. We will be doing a Land Opening, a DIY Wrap Food Party, Farming Activities, and a Report Back of Dudley Grows this Spring.  Growing Together has …

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