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July 2019

Grow Food Everywhere for Great Health and Community

July 5 - July 7
Omega Institute, 150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh, local food. Take back your power and learn to grow your own food everywhere—from lawns and windowsills to schools and urban lots. This weekend, through discussion, contemplative practice, and plenty of hands-on experience, we gain skills and techniques…

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Growing Ferns from Spore

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Join us and learn easy methods for growing ferns from spores for your home. This class covers the morphology, life cycle, and vegetative propagation of ferns. You will also learn spore collection and storage techniques, and tips on how to identify when spores are ripe. Before you know it, you’ll have your own sporophytes! Program Code: HOR3130 Instructor: Leslie Duthie Fee: $33 (Member) / $40 (Nonmember) Limit: 16 Certificate: Elective: all certificates Registration: online

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Field Workshop: Soil health, weed identification, forage calculations

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, July 19, 9 am to 12 noon 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, 158 Auer Farm Rd, Bloomfield, CT Topics: Soil health, weed identification, forage calculations Speakers: Dr. Jatinder Aulakh, CAES; Jim Hyde, NRCS; Dr. Wade Elmer, CAES Register for this workshop at: https://goo.gl/forms/sFIqmM2oxieDkTdg2 or by emailing jean.king@uconn.edu These workshops are part of a 2017-2020 USDA/NESARE Professional Development Program Grant, a joint project among the Universities of CT, MA and RI.

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Introduction to Landscape Ecology

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Landscape ecology is the science of understanding the interaction of ecological processes on a multitude of scales and spatial patterns, with an aim at improving and supporting these systems for a healthy environment. In this intro class, we explore the principles of landscape ecology, examine case studies, and take a brief field walk to orient ourselves to thinking BIG! Program Code: HOR8025 Fee: $40 (Member) / $48 (Nonmember) Limit: 16 Certificate: Elective: all certificates CEU: MALP MCLP: 1; NOFA AOLCP:…

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August 2019

Craft Your Own Life Mini-Internships for Young People

August 5 - August 8
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center, 165 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, MA,

During Craft Your Own Life you will: grow food and cook to eat well (and economically); use tools (boost confidence, use your hands); learn techniques to unwind (sitting & walking meditation, yoga), clear your head (of intoxicants and technology); communicate about topics of interest (emotional & spiritual well-being, relationships, social justice &environmental issues, activism, your future); experience time, space, and support to contemplate your ideas and life vision in order to stay engaged in disruptive times, and live your life…

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Seed Saving

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Seed saving brings tremendous benefits to the willing gardener. Learn how seeds develop, stay dormant, and germinate. This hands-on workshop covers harvesting, cleaning, and storing a wide spectrum of native seeds. Spend time in the field observing and collecting seeds, then practice cleaning. Take your seeds home at the end of class. Bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the field. Program Code: HOR3205 Instructor: Kate Stafford Fee: $66 (Member) / $80 (Nonmember) Limit: 16 Certificate: Elective: all certificates CEU:…

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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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