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.
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.
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.
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.