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July 2018

Creating and Implementing a Comprehensive IPM Plan

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373

An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan is a tool for growers to control pests in a timely, safe, and efficient manner and a key to producing and maintaining healthy plants. An IPM plan includes sanitation and prevention, conservation, and augmentation methods using beneficial organisms. Participants will explore, discuss, and begin work on individual IPM plans.

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Horse-Powered Farming in the Hilltowns at Sawyer Farm

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sawyer Farm, 19 Sawyer Road
Worthington, MA 01098 United States

Join Hilltown Land Trust at Sawyer Farm in Worthington to learn how and why this family farm uses horses instead of tractors to plow and work their fields, and how they came to choose sustainable, organic farming practices to produce vegetables and meat for the local community. The event will include a talk by the farmers with a Q&A, a visit to the farmstand, and a demonstration of the horses in action! This event is suitable for adults and children…

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1st Hampshire Candidates Forum

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
World War II Club, 50 Conz Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

The community is invited to join the candidates for a series of open discussion focusing on our region’s food insecurity and its underlying causes. This is your opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and learn how they intend to ensure everyone has access to healthy food. 1st Hampshire Candidates Forum Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 PM The Deuce (World War II Club) 50 Conz St, Northampton, MA This event is FREE to the public. Sponsored by The…

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August 2018

Film Screening: Forgotten Farms

August 7 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Forgotten Farms screening at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge New England has lost over 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years; fewer than 2,000 farms remain. Collectively, they tend 1.2 million acres of farmland and produce almost all of the milk consumed in New England. In our enthusiasm for the new food movement, we often overlook the farmers at the foundation of the regional agricultural economy. Only 100 years ago, New England produced most of its own food on…

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The Annual Grow Show – You Grow it and We Show It

August 11 - August 12
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262,

Backyard gardeners are the celebrity growers at The Grow Show, where their summer harvest and floral designs are spotlighted in this upbeat, judged event featuring nearly 80 horticulture classes in divisions including annuals, perennials, biennials, vegetables, fruits and berries, container grown plants and dish gardens, among others. Interested in entering the Grow Show? Download pdfs and access online pre-registration forms on our web site. Free with Garden admission.

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Native Botanical Cyanotype Print Workshop

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373

In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the history and methodology of botanical cyanotype prints and create our own. Cyanotypes are an early photographic process using light-sensitive materials and sunlight to create unique and striking ‘blue prints’ or ‘sun prints.’ The process lends itself beautifully to the documentation of botanical specimens, both scientifically and artistically.

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Hampshire-Franklin-Worcester Senate Candidates Forum

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376 United States

The community is invited to join the candidates for a series of open discussion focusing on our region’s food insecurity and its underlying causes. This is your opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and learn how they intend to ensure everyone has access to healthy food. Hampshire-Franklin-Worcester Senate Candidates Forum Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 PM Shea Theater Arts Center 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA This event is FREE to the public. Co-sponsored by The Food…

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October 2018

Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture

October 26 - October 28
Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT United States

Dates:October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018 Location(s): Main Conference Meeting Space Omni Hotel 155 Temple Street New Haven, CT. 06510 Breakout Rooms & Vendor Symposium Gateway Community College 20 Church Street New Haven, CT. 06510 Contracted Hotels: Room reservations are not included in registration rate. Please contact the hotels directly in order to reserve a room for your stay. Omni Hotel at Yale University (Pending) Courtyard Marriot New Haven (Pending) The Study at Yale (Confirmed) Please register online at:…

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