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January 2018

Spice Rack Medicine Winter Class Series

January 14 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
Blue Dragon Apothecary, 158 Main Street, Suite 10
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States

This 3-class series dives into the rich subject of Kitchen Medicine, demystifying herbalism and bringing it into the kitchen and home, where it belongs!

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-medicinal properties of the culinary herbs
-food and herbal energetics
-food as medicine
-medicinal mushrooms
-cooking with the tonic herbs
-medicinal soups and broths
-remineralizing
-harmonizing with the seasons
-healing the gut
-medicine-making, and more!

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February 2018

Hunger Forum with Congressman Jim McGovern

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376 United States

Join the Franklin County Young Professionals for a panel discussion to bring awareness to food insecurity in Franklin County. Hear from Congressman Jim McGovern about his work to fight hunger on a federal level as well local leaders that are working every day, right here, to ensure food equality for all. This discussion is for and open to the community. Hear about the proactive work being done from the Community Meals Program, The Coalition to End Hunger, Lifepath and Center…

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Responsible Backyard Beekeeping Series: Increasing Your Hives without Buying Bees

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Route 102 and 183
Stockbridge, MA,

Learn how to sustainably increase the size of your apiary using your own bees without buying more packages or nucs. Some beekeeping experience is recommended. Following this class, participants are welcome to stay to meet and discuss beekeeping with others. Light refreshments will be provided. Members: $5 Non-members: $10
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Mass Aggie Seminar: Pruning Grapes

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin St
Belchertown,

Grapes are one of the most universally enjoyed fruits available. Many of the new varieties have excellent taste, are winter hardy, and can make excellent wine. Grapes are fun to grow but present some challenges. One of the biggest challenges is knowing how to correctly prune them.  Participants will have the opportunity to conduct actual pruning and gain both experience and confidence in pruning and training grapes in order to produce a bountiful crop. We’ll learn about tool maintenance and…

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Grow Food Northampton Seed Swap

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St
Northampton, MA, MA 01060 United States

On February 24th, Grow Food Northampton is hosting their 4th annual Seed Swap! The Seed Swap is co-sponsored by Nuestras Raices, Northampton Winter Farmers Market, and the Hilltown Seed Saving Network. The Swap will be held at the Northampton Senior Center located on 67 Conz Street in Northampton. Please check out this Facebook event page to learn more and RSVP (but you can come without an RSVP). All are welcomed – you do not need to bring any seeds to…

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SEMAP 2018 Ag & Food Conference

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center Street
Dighton, MA 02715 United States

**This event is presented by the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP) and is focused on Bristol, Plymouth, and Norfolk counties.** More details about SEMAP's 2018 conference coming soon, check back for updates! Whether you’re a professional farmer, a backyard gardener, or just curious about locally grown food, this is the event for you! Each year, the lineup includes workshops for the general public as well as info-packed sessions for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels. Registration includes a locally-sourced lunch…

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CISA Winter Workshop: Farmer to Farmer

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
World War II Club, 50 Conz Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Join farmers from across the Northeast as we talk about experiences, successes and challenges in our relationships as managers and people in the broader community of food and agriculture. We will also talk with each other about the future of farmers as managers, workers, leaders, activists, and family members. Farmer Guests: Ben Dana and Danielle Allen - Root 5 Farm, Fairlee VT Al and Nancy Rose - Red Apple Farm, Phillipston MA Jody Bolluyt - Roxbury Farm, Kinderhook NY Location: World War…

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Get to Know the Springfield Food Policy Council

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Springfield Central Library, 220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Learn more about the Springfield Food Policy Council here.

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