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June 2018

Just Roots Spring Fest

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Just Roots/ Greenfield Community Farm, 34 Glenbrook Drive
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States

The Just Roots Spring Farm Fest is a celebration of the start of the 2018 Season! The festival will have vendors and informational booths filled with wonderful local businesses and organizations who support sustainability, local agriculture, buying local and building community. There will be farm tours, free workshops, food and live music! Just Roots will be selling seedlings and hosting activities for kids! Come explore the farm for a walk and visit, or spend the day dancing, learning and getting…

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CISA Workshop for Farmers: Park Hill Orchard

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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Join us for an early evening farm tour and round table with our hosts, Russell Braen and Alane Hartley at Park Hill Orchard who practice the "Three T's" of agritourism - Tours, Talks and Tastings - in order to create meaningful participatory experiences for visitors. " There are several areas of tension in every agritourism operation. Parts of the business that are always at issue and never will be perfect. Things like PYO pricing and management, food and visitor safety,…

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July 2018

Crush Wine Festival

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Gardens at Elm Bank Horticulture Center, 900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

The best local wine tasting experience in New England! Sample over 75 award-winning Massachusetts wines, hard ciders, and meads from over 20 wineries across the state, along with local handcrafted cheeses, chocolates, and delicious small bites. Meet the winemakers, enjoy The Gardens at Elm Bank, and take home bottles of your new favorite wines! TICKETS: $35 $25 PRESALE TICKETS ON SALE NOW THROUGH MOTHER'S DAY! (but only while they last...plan ahead & save!) Located just 30 minutes outside of Boston,…

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Creating and Implementing a Comprehensive IPM Plan

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373

An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan is a tool for growers to control pests in a timely, safe, and efficient manner and a key to producing and maintaining healthy plants. An IPM plan includes sanitation and prevention, conservation, and augmentation methods using beneficial organisms. Participants will explore, discuss, and begin work on individual IPM plans.

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August 2018

Native Botanical Cyanotype Print Workshop

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373

In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the history and methodology of botanical cyanotype prints and create our own. Cyanotypes are an early photographic process using light-sensitive materials and sunlight to create unique and striking ‘blue prints’ or ‘sun prints.’ The process lends itself beautifully to the documentation of botanical specimens, both scientifically and artistically.

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October 2018

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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November 2018

Field Notes

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Academy of Music, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Local food and farming will take the stage this November at the Academy of Music for Field Notes: Local Food Stories. This is CISA’s first ever local food storytelling event and we can’t wait to hear the real life experiences of the folks who grow, cook, sell, and eat the local food that we all love. Join us as we shine a light on the many ways that local food and farming has impacted lives – in ways big and small…

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