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September 2018

Bringing Visitors to the Farm: Warm Colors Apiary

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Warm Colors Apiary, 2 South Mill River Road
South Deerfield,
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Warm Colors Apiary is a 2018 Local Hero Awardee in part, because of their commitment to educating the community about the world of beekeeping through workshops and multi-day classes. From the curious enthusiast to the serious beekeeper, Dan and Bonita have hosted people on their farm since the turn of the 21st century. Please join them at their farm this September to hear about how they coordinate and manage their educational programming as well as the annual Honey Festival (it’s…

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Shared Use and Community Kitchens Training

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Franklin County CDC Food Processing Center, 324 Wells Street
Greenfield, MA,

Join experts from Franklin County and greater Massachusetts to learn the basics about using community and commercial kitchens. Thinking of turning pounds of tomatoes into sauce for donation to a local food pantry? Pickling lots garden veggies? Starting your own food business? Does your town have a school or church kitchen that could be shared with community cooks or food entrepreneurs? This training will introduce you to the resources you need to be safe and successful on your food processing…

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October 2018

Food Safety Certifications: ServeSafe, Choke Saver, Allergen

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
John W. Olver Transit Center, Allen Meeting Room, 12 Olive St
Greenfield, MA

Thanks to support from the federal Food and Drug Administration, FRCOG is able to offer this low-cost certification for people working in food establishments in the member towns of the FRCOG's Cooperative Public Health Service health district. Member towns are Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Rowe & Shelburne. Others may register as of 9/21. NOTE: Workshop is held at Red Gate Farm in Buckland. Find more information here.

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Bringing Visitors to the Farm: Warner Farm

October 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Warner Farm, 23 South Main Street
Sunderland, MA 01375 United States
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How to Lease Your Land to a Farmer

October 25 - October 26
Gould Barn in Topsfield

Have you ever considered making your land available for farming? Farmers in Essex County are looking for land to rent, from a small vegetable plot to livestock or crops. When you make land available to farmers you help secure a future for farming in our region, create economic opportunity, promote food security, and preserve our working landscapes. This workshop with farm leasing experts Land for Good will help you understand your land’s potential for farming and what goes into a…

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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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November 2018

Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Academy of Music, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

    Farmers, chefs, and neighbors from throughout the Pioneer Valley will take to the stage to share their stories at Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling. Join CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) as we celebrate the Local Heroes who make our thriving local food community tick! Take a glimpse into the lives of the people who grow and cook the local food we love as they tell true stories from their life experiences. Expect everything from the tragic to…

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December 2018

Propagating Native Plants From Seed: Part 1: Dormancy and Sowing Techniques

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Learn to propagate native plants from seed in this two-part, hands-on workshop that focuses on practical methods for small-scale propagation. This workshop is appropriate for beginners and propagators with some experience. Take one or both classes. Part 1 explores seed biology, overcoming dormancy, and sowing techniques.

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