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February 2019

Green Industry Job Fair

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752, 181 Boston Post Road W
Marlborough, MA 01752

What: Green Industry Job Fair Where: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 ~ 1:00 - 5:00 PM & Wednesday, February 27, 2019 ~ 9 am – 12 PM Cost: It’s FREE but pre-registration is required Stay Updated: https://www.facebook.com/events/501119310399372/ Who will job seekers meet at the Job Fair?  Landscape, nursery and greenhouse companies will be on hand to talk with job seekers about a wide variety of jobs. The industry needs irrigation technicians,…

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Soils Part 2: Soil Health, Cover Cropping, and Nutrient Management Planning

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description This workshop is Part 2 of a 2-part soils workshop, but you do not need to attend Part 1 in order to attend Part 2, and vice versa. Part 1 will be held in Amherst, MA on February 26, 2019. For information about Part 1: Soil Testing & Nutrient Management Planning, click here. Attendees of this workshop will: Learn to use the online farmOS recordkeeping system Develop or complete a Vermont RAPs-compliant nutrient management plan using farmOS software Learn about…

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March 2019

Pruning Grapes A Hands-on Workshop

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mass Aggie Seminars 2019: A Home Garden Series Pruning Grapes A Hands-on Workshop Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Led by Ms. Sonia Schloemann UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin Street, Belchertown, MA Grapes are one of the most universally enjoyed fruits available. Many of the new varieties have excellent taste, are winter hardy, and can make excellent wine. Grapes are fun to grow but present some challenges. One of the biggest challenges is knowing how…

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Winter’s End: A Feast to Celebrate the Transition of the Seasons

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Route 102 and 183
Stockbridge, MA,
$45 – $55

Eating seasonally can get a little tricky in the time between the seasons.  This will be a hands-on class, so push up your sleeves and get ready to make Winter Borscht, Herb and Goat Cheese Popovers, Radicchio and Chickpeas with Creamy Lemon Dressing, and Baked Apples with Maple Ice Cream. We'll wrap it up with a light meal together, to truly celebrate the bounty of the Berkshires. Members: $45, Non-Members: $55 Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA…

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Local Specialty Crop and Local Food Trade Show

March 5
Northeastern University, 260 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is pleased to announce that the Annual Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show will be on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show is a wonderful opportunity to connect with institutional food buyers and food businesses from throughout the region, while also participating in workshops and 1:1 consultations; it is a day not to be missed. Each year the show sells out of vendor booths in advance of…

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Quickbooks for Farmers

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

QUICKBOOKS FOR FARMERS COURSE STARTING SOON Get your farm or farm-related business’s books in order. Register now for a five-session QuickBooks for Farmers class. Topics include inventory, sales tax, invoicing, adjustments and year-end procedures. Classes in Ware will likely run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. beginning in early March. The class is $525, but a number of financial subsidies to cover all or a portion of the cost are available, based on household income.…

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Funding Opportunities for Your Farm

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Description: Have a new enterprise you would like to pursue on your farm? Looking to update old infrastructure? Have a great idea you’d like to trial? Learn about funding opportunities and resources for vegetable farmers in Massachusetts including grants, crop insurance, low interest loans, and business management support. Representatives will be available to discuss options from NRCS, RMA, MDAR, SARE. Attendees will complete a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis with the experts on hand and leave the workshop…

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Webinar: Legal Considerations of Agricultural Easements

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Legal Food Hub Winter Webinar Series Tuesday, March 5, 12:00 PM EST: Legal Considerations of Agricultural Easements. Beth Boepple, BCM Environment and Land Law. Register here.

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