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November 2019

Farm to School 101

November 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chicopee Fresh Presents FARM TO SCHOOL 101 N O V E M B E R 2 1 , 2 0 1 9 9 : 0 0 A M - 3 : 0 0 P M U M A S S A M H E R S T A FREE workshop series for K-12 food service professionals looking to kickstart their farm to school programs. Our second event of the series will take place in the Pioneer Valley. REGISTER BY 11/15…

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3rd Annual Massachusetts Food System Forum

November 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Attend the 3rd Annual MA Food System Forum to learn new skills, celebrate successes, and collaborate across disciplines to increase equity and sustainability in the MA food system. Morning Sessions The day will begin with an optional networking breakfast at 9:00am. After an overview of the MA Food System Collaborative's work and selected food system topics, there will be the opportunity to attend breakout groups which will provide updates and brainstorm next steps around the Healthy Incentives Program, food waste,…

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Shelburne Falls Autumn Market

November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Every year, the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market hosts a special Autumn market event. Again this year, the market will be held on the weekend before Thanksgiving: Sunday, November 24th from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School. The 9th Annual Shelburne Falls Autumn Farmers Market will feature items from local farms, eateries, artisans, and churches. Items offered for sale will include: fresh produce, local frozen meats, fresh baked items, jams, jellies, marmalade, pickles, popcorn, wool products, plants, bodywork, maple products,…

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Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling

November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Academy of Music, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Buy your tickets here! By popular demand, CISA’s Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling is back! Farmers, chefs, and neighbors from throughout the Pioneer Valley will take to the stage to share their stories at the Academy of Music Theatre this November. Join CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) as we celebrate the Local Heroes who make our thriving local food community tick! Take a glimpse into the lives of the people who grow and cook the local food we…

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December 2019

Land Reparations, with Leah Penniman

December 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Land Reparations, with Leah Penniman Public talk at 6:00pm, workshop from 7:30-9:00pm This workshop/conversation will explore reparations and rematriation of land for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color farmers and earthkeepers, discussing the toolkit used by the Northeast Farmers of Color and the Black Farmer Fund to return stolen wealth and territory.  ​​Leah Penniman is the co-director and program manager of Soul Fire Farm and author of the book Farming While Black. The workshop portion is now full, but you can register here…

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January 2020

Pioneer Valley Regional Agricultural Conference

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2020 Pioneer Valley Regional Agricultural Conference on January 18th from 9am to noon at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. This is a free event. Doors open at 8:30am. The snow date is on January 25th at the same time and place. Farmers, foresters, landowners, landscapers and others will have the opportunity to meet others in the field and discuss issues that concern them. We are very excited about our three presentations: Can Dairy Farms make it…

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Radicalize the Hive: What Bees Can Teach Us About Shaping Social Change [Webinar]

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Radicalize the Hive: What Bees Can Teach Us About Shaping Social Change Webinar Date: January 30, 2020, 2pm - 3pm RegisteR NOW! Hosted by Farm to Institution New England and the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network Join us for a unique and interactive webinar, led by consultant and beekeeper Ang Roell, to learn about and practice building more effective collaborations. Taking inspiration from honey bees, a social super-organism, Ang will lead participants through conversations and practices designed…

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February 2020

Home Orchard Pruning – a Hands-on Workshop

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2020 Mass Aggie Workshops Home Garden Series: Pruning the Home Orchard, a Hands-on Workshop $ 50/person Mr. Jon Clements & Ms. Liz Garofalo March 7, 2020, 10:00am to 12:00pm Carlson Orchards: 115 Oak Hill Rd., Harvard MA 01451 The joy of growing fruit in the home garden is enjoying a renaissance. One of the key steps in successful fruit growing is the act of pruning the trees. This can seem daunting and complicated, but it’s not! Not once you understand…

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