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October 2018

North Amherst Harvest Festival

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Simple Gifts Farm, 1089 North Pleasant St


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10th Annual 5K for Farmland

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hadley Town Common, Rt 9, Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035

Celebrate the Valley’s farms, food, and friends with Kestrel Land Trust’s special 10th Annual 5K for Farmland & Farmers’ Market Festival! Sunday, October 21, 11 a.m. – 2 pm on the West St. Common, Hadley. USATF-sanctioned 5K race on a flat route through scenic farmland or a beautiful 2-mile riverside walk. Farmers’ Market Festival after the race with music by “The Empty Bottle Ramblers,” local food, products and crafts, plus a live Birds of Prey demo with Tom Ricardi. FREE…

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Brookfield Farm Pig Roast

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brookfield Farm, Hulst Rd
Amherst, MA,

Catered by Wheelhouse Farm at Brookfield Farm in Amherst, MA, a feast created by 2 pioneers of the western Massachusetts sustainable. On the menu a smoked a pig, cooked vegetables buried deep underground, soup made in a 5 gallon cauldron over an open fire, and communally harvested carrots for 100+ guests. Established in 1986, Brookfield Farm is the third community supported agriculture project in the US. Wheelhouse Farm written about by Mark Bittman at New York Magazine and featured in…

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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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Known for its creative corn maze that draws thousands to Sunderland each year, Warner Farm offers a whole lot more fun on the farm, including pick-your-own, hosting Kitchen Garden Farm's Annual Chilifest, and activities throughout the year. The farm also runs a CSA and sells wholesale fruits and vegetables. Hear from the Wissemanns how they balance several enterprises and coordinate multiple public activities, as well as some of the lessons they've learned running an "agritourism" farm. This workshop is the…

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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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Framework Trees of New England

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Forests are a dominant feature of the New England landscape. This course covers the history, changes in composition, and ecology of the region’s forest from the Ice Age through European settlement. Learn to identify native trees, their habitats, and their communities. Explore the impact of past natural and human disturbances on the landscape and learn how current forestry practices shape forest communities. Two sessions: 10/25 and 10/27.

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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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Towards a New Reconstruction: Land, Racism, and Economic Emancipation

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saint James Place, 352 Main Street
Great Barrington, 01230 United States

We are pleased to announce the 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures with speakers Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield. The theme of this year's event is "Towards a New Reconstruction: Land, Racism, and Economic Emancipation." The talks will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois, born in Great Barrington on February 23, 1868.…

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