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April 2019

“Farm Market Table” Storytelling Event

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States

Join the Great Barrington Farmers Market for "Farm Market Table," a night of storytelling to celebrate the power and purpose of food. Local and guest farmers, chefs, and eaters will share their favorite food stoires. Featuring Special guest storyteller Julia Turshen acclaimed food writer and activist, and best selling author of "Small Victories" "Feed the Resistance" and "Now and Again". All tickets sales benefit the Great Barrington Farmers Market SNAP, WIC, and SFMC doubling programs.a night of storytelling at the Mahaiwe…

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Tour and Forage Walk

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tour and Forage Walk at Fletcher Farm 22 Gunn Road ext, Southampton Specialists will discuss wet pasture challenges, plant identification, manure storage and handling, and many other topics Click here to register. Contact Sam Glaze-Corcoran, coordinator for the southern New England Grazing Network, by phone or email: 978-855-3242 or samanthaglaze@rocketmail.com for more information.

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Nutritional management of pasture raised animals

April 29 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Monday, April 29, 2019 8:30 am to 1 pm | Nutritional management of pasture raised animals Topics: Pasturing versus confinement systems, nutritional challenges of raising animals on pasture, multi species grazing, forage quality A certificate of participation from University of Connecticut Extension will be awarded to each person who completes the three classroom workshops and at least one of the field workshops. Register for any or all of the workshops at https://goo.gl/forms/sFIqmM2oxieDkTdg2 or by emailing jean.king@uconn.edu. Winter weather policy: February…

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May 2019

Conservation workshop

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Conservation workshop for Hampden/Hampshire Counties farmers and forest land owners planned The Hampden/Hampshire Counties Conservation Districts will host a workshop where farmers and forest land owners can learn about programs that offer technical and financial assistance to help them address natural resource concerns on their land. The workshop, titled Conservation Planning, Practices and Programs, will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, 195 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035. Meet representatives from the USDA Natural Resources…

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Public Hearing on APR Regulations

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John W. Olver Transit Center, Allen Meeting Room, 12 Olive St
Greenfield, MA

The Department of Agricultural Resources will hold a public hearing on amendment of 330 CMR 22.00. The Department is proposing changes to address the transfer and sale of a parcel protected by an APR. The revised regulations will provide APR landowners with a clearer understanding of their requirements at the time of transfer, the Department’s process for review and their rights to withdraw and appeal the Department’s decision. Testimony may be presented orally or in writing at the hearing. Written testimonies…

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Gardening the Community’s Plant Sale & Gardener’s Gathering

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gardening the Community, 200 Walnut Street
Springfield, MA 01105 United States

Join GTC and the Springfield Food Policy Council on Saturday, May 11 for an annual Plant Sale and Gardener's Gathering. There will be a wide selection of healthy vegetable and fruit starts (young plants ready to go in the ground) available, along with many herbs and flowers. Prices range from $2.00 - $4.00 for seedlings, and only $25.00 for a beautiful, overflowing hanging basket. NEW offerings this year: Cauliflower, Celery, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Leeks, Poblano Peppers, Rosa Bianca Eggplant, White…

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Berkshire Backyard Beekeepers

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Route 102 and 183
Stockbridge, MA,

Join local beekeepers on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm on the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden. Each month’s meeting, will involve season-appropriate discussions and demonstrations using the BBG apiary, weather permitting. Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA 01262 For more information visit our website: http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ Or Phone: 413-298-3926 Or Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org

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Writing in the Garden

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Writers from Emily Dickinson to Edith Wharton to Eudora Welty have found their gardens to be wellsprings of sensory experience that stimulated their writing. In this two-hour workshop, visit the fields and designed gardens at Nasami Farm and write spontaneously in response to prompts—verbal or visual cues provided by the workshop leader—inspired by the surroundings. No previous writing experience required. Please bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and water, and dress for the weather. Program Code: ART2009 Instructor: Jane Roy…

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