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Family Farm Days – Cultivating for Community

The Food Bank Farm 32 Shattuck Rd, Hadley, MA, United States

The Food Bank and Kestrel Land Trust will be hosting Family Farm Days throughout the growing season on The Food Bank’s community engagement farm, Cultivating for Community. Families will learn about regenerative farming practices and The Food Bank’s mission to community food security. Volunteer activities include planting seedlings, maintaining farm beds, harvesting, and taking a […]


Return of the Mighty Chestnut

Seeds of Solidarity Education Center 165 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange, MA

Join Seeds of Solidarity for an experiential, educational day filled with chestnut science, lore, planting, and cooking. Enthusiasts Lois and Denis, members of the American Chestnut Cooperators Foundation will inspire with ample knowledge, growing and maintenance how-to, and recipes to help us all bring back these trees, so vital to food security, climate resilience, habitat […]

$35 – $60

Growing Produce in the Pioneer Valley

Prospect Meadow Farm, 103A Prospect St, Hatfield, MA Prospect Meadow Farm, 103A Prospect Street, Hatfield, MA, United States

Tuesday June 13, 3:30-5pm Prospect Meadow Farm, 103A Prospect St, Hatfield, MA Register by June 6 here. Farming in the Valley takes a careful mix of planning, experimentation, hard work, and reflection. Join veteran farmer Dave Jackson for a tour of Prospect Meadow Farm to learn what you should be thinking about when it comes […]

The National Meat Summits Steering Committee

Are you working to support meat supply chains in your region? Interested in learning from other efforts happening across the U.S.? Join us for this webinar to learn about the recently formed National Meat Summits Steering Committee, which works to build connections, increase knowledge, grow collective skills and advance market opportunities for local and regional meat supply chains. The webinar will also provide lessons learned from the 2023 Mountain Meat Summit and International Livestock Forum and information about the upcoming regional meat summits (Carolinas and Mountain) and future opportunities for collaboration. 


Attracting Customers to your Farm Stand or Market Booth

Grow Food Northampton Tuesday Market, 1 Kirkland Ave, Northampton, MA Grow Food Northampton Tuesday Market, 1 Kirkland Ave, Northampton, MA, United States

Tuesday, June 20, 5-6:30pm Grow Food Northampton Tuesday Market, 1 Kirkland Ave, Northampton, MA Register by June 13 here. The way fresh produce is presented and arranged has a huge impact on market sales. How you engage with your customers plays a major role in whether your customers come back. Join this walkthrough tour of Grow Food […]

Fiber Arts Camp at Growing a Bunch Farm

Growing a Bunch Farm Ashfield, MA, United States

Calling all crafty kids! Spend July 10 - 14 at Growing a Bunch Farm in Ashfield. Meet friends, create art and do fun craft projects in the shady barn using wool and other natural materials. Ages 7 to 14.​ ​learn and/or practice a different fiber craft each day: weaving, embroidery, knitting, and needle and wet felting also […]


Sawyer Farm Reduced-Till Perennial Clover Trials

Sawyer Farm 19 Sawyer Road, Worthington, MA, United States

Over the past several seasons, farmers at Sawyer have been experimenting with different ways to plant row crops into perennial white clover and reduce tillage using a series of innovative practices. Join Sawyer Farm's Lincoln Fishman for a close look at transplanter shoe adaptations designed to reduce soil disturbance and weed competition in perennial clover and cash crop production. Berkshire Conservation District will also display their no-till drill seeder, which is available for rentals and can be used for mixed or single species applications from clovers and orchard grass to rye and soybeans.

This in-person workshop will be followed with an on-farm networking opportunity. The workshop will take a close look at the system and the research underway with UMass through a SARE Partnership Grant, and is part of CISA's 2023 Adapt Your Farm to Climate Change Webinar and Workshop Series: On-farm Climate Change Adaptation Case Studies from western Massachusetts.

Building Immersion, Life Tools – Seeds of Solidarity

Seeds of Solidarity Education Center 165 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange, MA

Join Seeds of Solidarity to learn to use a variety of hand and power tools, and gain or expand your building skills, ever-helpful to farmers, artists, or anyone seeking to increase your own DIY resources. You’ll experience the basics of wall, roof and deck framing, insulation and sheet-rock. Proper tool use and building techniques can inspire […]

$75 – $175