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April 2019

CISA’s Annual Meeting

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come celebrate CISA along with this year’s Local Hero award winners with CISA staff, board, and your community! Dinner will be provided. This event is free, and seating is limited to 150 people. Wednesday, April 3rd 6:00-8:30pm Location: Trinity United Methodist Church 361 Sumner Avenue, Springfield RSVP to Jennifer Williams at 413-665-7100. Join CISA for tours of the Wellspring Harvest Co-op and Gardening the Community before the Annual Meeting! Wellspring Harvest is a worker-owned hydroponic greenhouse and is a part of the…

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CISA Workshop: Serving Social and Economic Justice on the Farm

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060
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REGISTER HERE! How can we contribute to economic and social justice? Many farmers have asked some version of this question before. We are, by nature of our work, invested in our communities. But as you know well, farming is hard, time-consuming work, often with limited financial rewards; aligning our social justice principles with the day-to-day grind of the farm is a constant struggle. This challenge is only greater in low wealth communities, where people are often without the means to…

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Managing People: Skill-building for Supervisors and Crew Leaders

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Hadley Sugar Shack, 181 River Drive
Hadley, MA 01035 United States

Get the best out of your farm employees in 2019! Managing people is a skill that can be learned, much like operating equipment or growing crops. Farmers often expect themselves or their employees to learn such skills on their own, but most of us are not born with people management skills and benefit from coaching. Labor is one of your farm's biggest expenses - how well are you managing it? Join us for this two-part workshop series to build your…

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November 2019

Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Academy of Music, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Field Notes is Returning in 2019! Last November, ten storytellers took the stage at the Academy of Music Theatre to share true stories from their lives on the theme of local food and farming. By popular demand, CISA’s Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling will be back in the fall 2019 and we’re looking for new storytellers! Visit our pitch page for more information about the types of stories we're looking for. Spread the word to your story-worthy friends or pitch us yourself. You…

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