Events & Workshops

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Real Organic Project Virtual Symposium 

Don’t miss the 2021 Real Organic Project Virtual Symposium featuring prominent organic farmers and experts discussing “Can real organic farming be saved?”. Speakers include Al Gore, Leah Penniman, Vandana Shiva, Dan Barber, Alice Waters, Jean-Martin Fortier, and over 60 more!

Julie will have featured interviews in session 2: What is Soil Health? and Sessions 3: Farming and Climate.

Register for the Real Organic Project Symposium here and save 10% for being connected to Many Hands Organic Farm!

Connecticut + Rhode Island NOFA Workshop: Building Soil Carbon for our Gardens/Farms, Health, and World

March 5th (Fri.), Match 6th (Sat.) and March 13th (Sat.) – exact workshop time to be determined.

We will first give an overview of the science around carbon sequestration and then delve
practically into the practices at Many Hands Organic Farm, a certified organic, diverse animal
and vegetable operation dedicated to minimum soil disturbance, carbon sequestering practices
and highest quality food production in a $100,000/year operation.

Register for the Connecticut + Rhode Island NOFA Conference here!

Past Events and Workshops

NOFA Winter Conference 2021: Root Cellaring And More – Preserving Food For The Entire Year

9:00 am – 10:30 am on January 9th, 2021

We built our root cellar into our house 40 years ago and have nothing but good things to say about using this means for preserving carrots, potatoes, beets, turnips and rutabagas,apples, pears and sauerkraut, with short term storage for onions, garlic, winter squash too. We will discuss design and usage. We will also cover freezing, canning, and drying during the workshop.

View Jack and Julie’s slides here

Purchase the NOFA Winter Conference recordings here!

NOFA Summer Conference 2020: Soil Carbon: Raising More, Better Food while Easing Climate Stress

A radical shift in our farming practices over the past 6 years has resulted in more and higher quality food, clamoring customers and farmer satisfaction. We’ll discuss the practices on our diversified animal, vegetable and fruit farm, all in the context of emerging scientific discovery about soil carbon.

Jack Kittredge, Certified organic farmer, editor of The Natural Farmer, and soil carbon author.

Julie Rawson, Organic farmer of 37 years.

About MHOF

Many Hands Organic Farm has been in existence since 1982 and has been selling to the public since 1985. We were first certified organic by the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association in 1987.

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