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NOFA Massachusetts

Barre, MA


Nofa/Mass is the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Nofa/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it's grown.



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Title: Masonry Heater Building Intensive Workshop

February 01, 2015 9:30 AM

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about masonry heaters and how to build/install one yourself with renowned masonry heater designer and builder, Albie Barden of Maine Wood Heat.
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Winter Greens Workshop Series: Continuous and Efficient Production throughout Winter

February 08, 2015 9:00 AM

Natick Community Organic Farm systems include passive solar greenhouses one free standing and another attached to the barn - and unheated hoop houses with both single and double layer covers. This workshop will focus on using greenhouses continuously fall through spring, for both winter greens and seedlings, with emphasis on soils, harvesting techniques, and pricing, as well as experiments with flower growing.
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Winter Greens Workshop Series: Commercial Greens for Market

February 15, 2015 9:00 AM

This workshop will focus on the techniques and infrastructure that Red Fire Farm has used to scale up their production of winter greens so they can grow plenty of greens for their CSA members and markets.
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Winter Greens Workshop Series: Producing Greens for a Winter CSA

February 22, 2015 9:00 AM

This workshop, the third in the Winter Greens Growing Series, will take us to Southeastern, Mass to learn from Chuck Currie of Freedom Food Farm.; The workshop will include discussions on marketing of winter CSA, low-till winter management, timing of crop rotations between successive harvest seasons, managing crop residue, timing of irrigation and mulching for adequate moisture for seeding/transplanting, and the use of row covers.
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Winter Greens Workshop Series: Growing Greens on a Homestead Scale

March 08, 2015 10:00 AM

This workshop will be divided into two parts. First, Bob will cover the designs of the greenhouse attached to the home and the root cellar. Participants will learn all the structural and design components, including orientation, materials, glazing, insulation, thermal mass, and hot air transfer. Uses include climate manipulation for plant growth and heating the home and domestic hot water. Second, Beth will discuss crops in the greenhouse and in the kitchen: including her choices for greens, salad, oriental greens and cole crops. She will discuss preparation techniques like braising, wilting and flash-cooking. They will cover root cellar storage, lacto-fermentation, and creating a rhythm to this style of living.; This is a great learning opportunity for current and aspiring homesteaders/home gardeners.
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Fruit Growing Series: Principally Peaches

March 22, 2015 2:00 PM

Peach trees are both beautiful and generous. With a little care peach trees are delightfully delicious, early bearing and relatively easy to grow. During this hands-on, interactive workshop, we will look at peach varieties and practical care of trees.
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NOFA Massachusetts

Address
411 Sheldon Road
Barre, MA 01005

Phone
(978) 355-2853

Email
webmaster@nofamass.org

Website
http://www.nofamass.org

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