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No-till Gardening for a Resilient Future

February 17 @ 2:00 am - 4:30 am

Free – $975

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Longtime valley farmer and educator, Rose Cherneff of Gardening for the Future, is running a monthly course from February – October 2024 about growing food for social and climate resilience.

What are the concrete gardening skills needed to grow food in the face of climate change? How do we build a resilient community while growing food for the future?

We are living in rapidly changing times. This year was filled with fires and floods, the year before was a drought. Societal forces seek to separate and divide us. And yet, the earth offers itself as a source of nourishment through it all. How can we learn to work with the earth in the face of all this change? How can we grow food in ways that help build resilient communities?

This course, called “No-till Gardening for a Resilient Future” meets once a month for 9 months from February 2024-October 2024 and guides you through the growing season, with lessons geared towards the upcoming month’s gardening tasks. Readings and other educational opportunities will be provided in-between classes.

Each of the class topics will be explored through the lens of climate and social resilience. This course will deepen one’s connection to the natural world through a scientific, social, spiritual, emotional, and creative lens. There will be space to share knowledge participants bring to the topics, as well as to ask questions specific to your gardening projects and interests.

There will be two cohorts of this course- please choose the time and day that works best for you.

Both cohorts meet at Astarte Farm in Hadley, MA.
  • Saturday classes will meet on: February 17th, March 16th, April 6th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 7th, and October 19th.
  • Sunday classes will meet on:  February 18th, March 17th, April 7th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, and October 20th.

This course is offered on a sliding scale: 

  • $275: Low-end cost, applies to those who have experienced current and/or historical marginalization from the land and/or from other material resources.
  • $625: Base cost
  • $975: High-end cost, applies to those who own a home and/or land, or have access to savings/ inherited wealth/ or high earning power.
  • BIPOC Full Scholarship, applies to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color


February 17
2:00 am - 4:30 am
Free – $975
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Astarte Farm
123 West Street
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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