Sat, May 4, 11am – 6pm
Stony Brook Deck Southwest Corridor Park
The Wake Up the Earth Festival began in 1979 when a group of local neighbors and activists banded together to stop the Interstate 95 expansion into Jamaica Plain. The festival began as, and still is, a celebration of what can be accomplished when people of all traditions, cultures, ages, and beliefs come together. The annual Wake Up the Earth Festival (WUTE) takes place each year on the first Saturday in May and is currently attended by well over10,000 individuals of all ages and features 4 stages including the music and dance performances, Popular Theatre, the Youth Stage, and Story Telling for All Ages. In addition to perfornances, WUTE features over 50 craft, non-profit, and food vendors; recent festivals have also included an enchanted puppet forest, side shows, live bands, dancers, acoustic performers and a giant pageant. A great many individuals, local artists, community groups, and schools join forces every year to create this unique community collaboration.
January 11, 2013 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Cost: $95 NOFA members and AOLCPs; $105 non-members
The NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care Program is pleased to present this one-day intensive workshop on organic turf management. Organic lawn care is the fastest-growing sector of the green industry—and the NOFA Organic Land Care Program has been a pioneer in sustainable, chemical free land management for over a decade, setting industry standards, publishing resources, and providing training programs and professional accreditation .
The 2012 Organic Lawn and Turf Day begins with an overview of the cultural practices for establishing a successful organic turf system, and then moves into a more in-depth look at technical specifics of fertilization and product inputs. We will close out the day with a discussion of the direction of the organic lawn care market, and a Q&A with a panel of Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals currently offering lawn care services.
This workshop is perfect for:
- Conventional lawn service providers seeking to expand their businesses by offering an organic program
- Municipal / campus land managers working to create safer, healthier playgrounds, parks, and athletic fields
- Experienced AOLCPs seeking to refine their knowledge of lawn and turfgrass systems.
CEUs: 4 AOLCP Credits
January 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Cost: $72.50 Members $77.50 Non-members
Over 65 workshops, children's conference, 70+ exhibitors. Urban farmer, activist and educator Karen Washington to keynote & teach all day seminar. Attendees of the seminar, “School Gardens, Feeducation: Bring Agriculture Back into the Classroom,” are eligible for professional development points in partnership with Mass Ag in the Classroom.
More details available at http://www.nofamass.org/winterconference.
Dec 8, 2012 to Dec 8, 2012
6:00pm - 12:00am
$This event is free and open to the public!
Celebrating and connecting a vibrant community of homegrown and handmade makers. This NOFA-NH farmer mixer is dedicated to connecting farmers to each other, to artisans, and people who are expanding our local creative economy.
Phoenix Hill Farm
322 High Street
Boscawen NH 03303
December 8, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
201 Somerville Avenue
Cost: $40 NOFA members; $50 non-members
Happy Meals! Scourge of health conscious mothers, delight to all children with tastebuds.
Finally, a compromise emerges!
Register here to learn how to make both veggie burgers and pasture raised local beef burgers, healthy sweet potato fries, kale chips, and fruit smoothies right alongside your own children!
Join local celebrity chef, mom, and children’s food expert JJ Gonson from Cuisine en Locale, for a fun filled, hands-on cooking experience that brings the family back together in the kitchen to learn how to make delicious, healthy, and family approved food for all!
Produce for the event will be generously donated by Boston Organics, a local Bostonbased business that delivers organic produce right to your do
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EST)
University of Vermont Extension, NOFA Vermont and the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association are presenting a two day conference on high tunnel growing on December 5-6, 2012. This program is intended for commercial growers, with lots of opportunity to interact and learn from each other over two days.
When: Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012
Where: Sturbridge, MA
Description: The NOFA Organic Land Care Program's Annual Gathering December 5, 2012 Sturbridge, MA "Success with the Organic Land Care Market" 160 of our Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals are from Connecticut! If you own a business that sells goods and services to people interested in landscaping, sponsoring or exhibiting at the Annual Gathering will provide your business with targeted exposure. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.