The 46th annual NOFA Summer Conference starts on Monday, July 20th! Register now and enjoy more than 57 workshops with professionals representing the Northeast organic farming community. Included in the lineup of presenters are Julie and Jack, who will lead a workshop on “Soil Carbon: Raising More, Better Food while Easing Climate Stress” on July 27th.
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By Caro Roszell, NOFA/Mass Education Director “The roots of NOFA/Mass are sunk deep in the collective realization of a generation: that the institutionalized drive for domination and power is inimical to a peaceful and happy society. Formed in the 70s in the wake of the Vietnam war, the civil rights movement and the invention of
The farm is in full swing now, with the recent rain and heat spurring lots of growth. The crew accomplished a tremendous amount of weeding this last week, thanks to large groups of workers on Thursday (11 people) and Friday (13 people) – and a flat tire on the tractor that turned the focus away from pulling up
The rain of the last few days has been an amazing blessing. It’s something to revel in – the feeling of standing outside in the warm-but-not-too-hot sun, bare feet planted on well-watered soil, with vigorous growth underway on all sides. It’s ideal growing weather – what a thrill! The rain provided ample opportunities to plant seeds and seedlings under
We worked really hard in this week’s extreme heat. Although there is so much work to be done, Julie feels that we have a good, strong handle on it all, and that we’re further along than in previous years. In the vegetable fields, the lack of rain means that our veggies aren’t growing very fast.