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SEMAP’s 2020 Twilight Grower Education Series for farmers and home gardeners offers hands-on skill building led on-farm by local producers. These on-farm workshops are held during Spring and Fall.

April

Agricultural Fencing

Join SEMAP for a Twilight Workshop on April 16, 2020 5 pm – 7 pm
115 Homestead Ave, Rehoboth, MA
Brandon Hoderny of Homestead Agricultural Services and certified installer for RedBrand Fencing products will provide recommendations on fencing solutions for a wide range of needs. From inclusion of livestock and animals and exclusion of unwanted predator/critters to home and property safety uses. Participants will learn about planning, installation, and maintenance as well as tips and tricks to ensure your fence lasts for many years. $25/Public $15/Member $5/New Farmers. Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jp7zj6bab&oeidk=a07egxfl41780052acf

Intro to Welding

Join SEMAP for a Twilight Workshop on April 25, 2020 11 am – 1 pm at Under The Sun Farm, 1050 Williams St, North Dighton, MA
Tom Dufault from Bayberry Farm & Flower Co. will teach an introductory workshop on basic welding skills, to include ARC, MIG, and gas welding brazing, metal prep, safety, and more. This workshop will give a solid foundation of knowledge for those of you who may be considering entering a technical welding program or taking more in-depth, hands-on welding workshops in the future. $25/Public $15/Member $5/New Farmers.
REGISTER HERE: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jp7zj6bab&oeidk=a07egxfmajv27371d45

May

Backyard Cannabis Growing

Join SEMAP for a Twilight Workshop on May 9, 2020 10 am-12 pm
Fairmount Fruit Farm, 887 Lincoln Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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 your cutting home!)
-Sexing your plants (how to tell a boy from a girl!)
-Choosing your dirt and fertilizer (organic is always best!)
-Care and Feeding of your Cannabis Garden
-Pest Prevention and Control (IPM for Cannabis and healthy yards)
-Flowering Season Care (How to avoid “bud rot” in a wet autumn)
-When to Harvest?
-Drying and Curing your harvest and a Q&A session will follow the presentation.
The Fairmount Fruit Farm Stand will be open (and they serve the best donuts and coffee around!).
Cost: $25/Public $15/Member $5/New Farmers
REGISTER HERE: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jp7zj6bab&oeidk=a07egy7xltecdd3d457

Cover Cropping and Soil Health

Join SEMAP for a Twilight Workshop 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 cover crops. Come away with a better understanding of your dynamic soil resources and information on federal and local programs that can help you achieve your goals.
REGISTER HERE: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jp7zj6bab&oeidk=a07egxfnd6772667e51

Have a suggestion for a topic, or want to host a workshop on your farm in partnership with SEMAP? Reach out to us at info@semaponline.org

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