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April 2020

CANCELED: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Series – Wareham, MA

April 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Rosebrook Event Center, 50 Rosebrook Place
Wareham, MA 02571 United States
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Who Should Attend: Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. This course will also cover the Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP), a voluntary 3rd-party audit program. This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that “at least one supervisor or responsible party” completes “food safety training … recognized as adequate”…

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UMass Extension: Introductory Hard Cider Appreciation – a Classroom Workshop

April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Ave
Phillipston, MA 01331 United States
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For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Cider is one of the fastest growing craft adult beverage markets in the country! There are many different styles of cider from the stuff your grandparents made in the basement to top shelf ciders that compare to fine Champagnes. Come and learn a brief history of cider and dive in to understanding (and taste) why cider really is the best thing you can do with apples. (Must be over 21 to participate in the…

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CANCELED: UMass Extension: Fruit Tree Grafting – a Hands-on Workshop

April 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin St
Belchertown, MA 01007 United States
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$100

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting - they are not grown from seed. For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees. Other grafting techniques will be discussed. Proper tools and sharpening will be included. All workshop participants will graft several apple trees to take home! Dr.…

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CANCELED: UMass Extension: Native Pollinator Biology & Conservation – a Classroom Workshop

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UMass French Hall, 230 Stockbridge Rd. (Park in Lot 62 behind building)
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$30

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Native pollinators are an essential resource in our wild and managed landscapes.  Come to this workshop if you're interested in learning more about their biology and conservation.  We'll mainly be talking about different species of bees but other types of pollinators will also be mentioned (flies, birds, bats, etc.).  We'll learn about the different families of pollinating bees ranging from the tiny beautiful sweat bees to the big and endearing bumble bees.  We'll learn…

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CANCELED: SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Intro to Welding

April 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bayberry Farm & Flower Co., 1841 Maple St
North Dighton, MA 02764 United States
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Join SEMAP for a Twilight Workshop on Saturday, April 25, 2020 11 am - 2 pm at Bayberry Farm & Flower Co., North Dighton, MA Tom Dufault will teach introductory workshop on basic welding skills, to include ARC, MIG, and gas welding brazing, metal prep, safety, and more. Workshop price includes pair of welding goggles.  All participants are required to bring ear protection.  Pre-registration required. $45/Public $25/Member $15/New Farmers.

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May 2020

POSTPONED: SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Backyard Cannabis Growing

May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairmount Fruit Farm Stand, 887 Lincoln Street
Franklin, MA 02038 United States
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Date and Time: May 9 10am-12pm Location: Fairmount Fruit Farm 887 Lincoln Street Franklin, MA 02038 www.fairmountfruit.com Linda Noel, of Terrapin Farm, is pleased to present a workshop on Backyard Cannabis Growing at Fairmount Fruit Farm in Franklin, MA, to benefit SEMAP! This “twilight” workshop will cover Cannabis Growing (marijuana and/or hemp) from planting a seed to final harvest. Topics will include: Best methods for starting seedlings and where to find seeds How to Clone (Practical cutting advice + take…

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Spoon Carving Workshop at Tilth & Timber

May 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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$150.00

During this six hour small group workshop you will learn how to transform a log into a functional wooden spoon using simple hand tools. We will discuss the basics of spoon carving and tools of the trade, including how to safely use an axe and basic knife techniques. You will learn about choosing the right piece of wood, designing a spoon, and reading the grain. No previous woodworking experience is necessary. You will learn safety techniques and have step-by-step instruction…

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SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Cover Cropping and Soil Health

May 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St
North Easton, MA 02356 United States
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May 20, 2020 5 pm - 7 pm Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St, North Easton, MA During the cover crop workshop, farmers at Langwater Farm will cover selection, establishment, termination and benefits of cover crops, as well as calculating plant available nitrogen.  Maggie Payne from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will talk about the basics of how a healthy soil functions, how to assess the health of your soil, and methods of improving soil health using reduced tillage and…

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March 2021

10th Annual Soil, Plant, Organic Methods Course

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - March 21 @ 6:00 pm
Online MA United States

A two day, four-class spring course for farmers, gardeners, and others interested in the world of soil, plant biology, and organic methods . Register here. The goal of this class to to demystify the natural processes that govern your farming or gardening system. Have you ever been befuddled by why your farm or garden behaves the way it does? Have you ever felt uncertain about how the fertilizer or compost you're using may or may not benefit your farm and…

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Financial Considerations for Your Farm Succession Planning: Taxes, Viability and Retirement

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don't know where to start? Have questions about passing on the farm that you don't know how to answer? This webinar series is an opportunity for farmers and farm families to learn the basics of farm succession planning, how to get started, where to find advisors and additional resources, ask questions of succession planning experts, and get support on this challenging…

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Legal Considerations for Your Farm Succession Planning: Business Entities, Estate Planning

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don't know where to start? Have questions about passing on the farm that you don't know how to answer? This webinar series is an opportunity for farmers and farm families to learn the basics of farm succession planning, how to get started, where to find advisors and additional resources, ask questions of succession planning experts, and get support on this challenging…

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April 2021

Climate Change & On-Farm Water Management

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Part of the University of Maine’s Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series. Register for this individual webinar here. Maine’s changing precipitation climate – Sean Birkel, PhD Sean Birkel is a Research Assistant Professor and the Maine State Climatologist based at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute. He uses climate modeling and data visualization to better understand climate variability and future impacts. Sean developed ClimateReanalyzer.org, and works with academic and government partners to provide climate information and weather data…

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June 2021

Ecoprinting with Teach Peace Prints

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Osamequin Farm, 80 Walnut St
Seekonk, MA United States
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$100

Exploring the Magic of Natural Color: An Introduction to Eco Printing for Adults   Hidden color exists all around us, waiting to be transformed into works of art. Have you ever wondered how to utilize local plant species and food compost in a sustainable, creative way? In this hands-on, one day workshop at Osamequin Farm, dive into the realm of natural printmaking and dyeing processes with Katama Murray of Teach Peace Prints. Eco printing is the process of bundling and…

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July 2021

Full Bloom Summer Arrangement Workshop

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on July 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Bayberry Farm & Flower Co., 1841 Maple St
North Dighton, MA 02764 United States
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$65

Join us for an evening in July to cut your own flowers at our farm and create a stunning summer centerpiece for your home or to gift to a friend. We'll talk about growing your own cut flowers, how to care for them to make them last, how to arrange a low, flowing arrangement in a beautiful compote dish. All supplies, snacks, and refreshments included! Workshops are limited to 15 people.  If you would like to book a private workshop…

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Full Bloom Summer Arrangement Workshop

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Bayberry Farm & Flower Co., 1841 Maple St
North Dighton, MA 02764 United States
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$65

Join us for an evening in July to cut your own flowers at our farm and create a stunning summer centerpiece for your home or to gift to a friend. We'll talk about growing your own cut flowers, how to care for them to make them last, how to arrange a low, flowing arrangement in a beautiful compote dish. All supplies, snacks, and refreshments included! Workshops are limited to 15 people.  If you would like to book a private workshop…

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