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Put carbon where it belongs… back in the soil
 
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Fossil fuels, deforestation and industrial agriculture have released dangerous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. We can store and stabilize large amounts of carbon where it belongs – in the soil. Soil scientists, Dr. Christine Jones and Elaine Ingham share farming and land management methods that will return carbon to the soil – and keep it there – for healthier crops, more resilient farms, and less extreme weather. For further information on restoring soil carbon: http://www.nofamass.org/carbon.
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SideHill Farm’s Nurse Cow Operation: Quality & Efficiency
 
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SideHill Farm is a small dairy specializing in yogurt. With hungry calves and four cows not suited for the milking parlor, they save time and money by allowing their calves to nurse. Not many dairies raise their young in this way, preferring bottle or bucket feeding. The calves grow really well and with a watchful eye, there are minimal challenges. Farmers Paul and Amy share the pros and cons of this system. “We are constantly in the management of our farm looking for ways to save labor while still doing things really well,” says Paul. “It’s about quality and efficiency… We try to do things in a way that is more natural when it’s practical. There’s something about a calf nursing on a cow… The cows and the calf know so well what to do.” Produced by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass). Find out more about NOFA/Mass’s organic farming education and advocacy at www.nofamass.org. Funded by a generous grant from Organic Valley: www.organicvalley.coop.
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Overcoming Psychiatric Problems by Healing the Digestive System - Dr. Campbell-McBride
 
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Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, medical doctor and nutritional consultant, keynoted the 2015 Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference. The founder of the Gut and Psychology (GAPS) Diet, Dr. Campbell-McBride’s speech “Overcoming Psychiatric Problems by Healing the Digestive System” focuses on the use of nutrition to heal chronic disease. GAPS Diet: http://www.gaps.me NOFA Summer Conference: http://nofasummerconference.org
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Regenerative farming pioneer Gabe Brown - NOFA/Mass Winter Conference Keynote
 
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The 2018 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference keynote speaker, Gabe Brown, is a celebrated regenerative farming pioneer, having managed his pastures with no-till methods since the early 1990s. Since then, he has steadily been reducing his chemical inputs and increasing his land’s biological diversity with great effect- higher yields, healthier crops and livestock, improved water management, and increased soil carbon gains. Gabe’s pioneering work with cover crops and land management have taken him to the national and international stage, promoting no till practices and cover crop cocktails to diverse audiences across the globe. In this speech, Gabe brought us up to speed on how to embrace soil enhancing practices that utilize natural diversity to protect and improve our soil resource.
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No-till Farmers Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser Keynote 2017 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference
 
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Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastapol, California, were the keynote speakers for the 30th annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference - January 14, 2017. Their vegetable farm is not just sustainable - it’s also regenerative. It is a living experiment in no-till, ecologically beneficial, and highly profitable farm - producing 5-7 harvest per year. Since 2007 the Kaisers have been successfully demonstrating how to produce high volume, high quality vegetables in an inspiring no-till system. At Singing Frogs Farm, Paul and Elizabeth, along with their crew, have honed their skills and created a dedicated ecological farm, where they do not use sprays of any kind. They came with a message – that agriculture has been one of the greatest contributors to climate change in human history, but it is also our best hope for mitigating climate change. The Kaiser’s assert that by adapting their practices to sequester more soil carbon, farmers can simultaneously improve the health of their crops, soil, and finances.
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Curtis Stone: Intensive Production Systems for Urban Farms
 
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When growing on small acreage is it critical to maximize yields of high value crops to create a profitable business. This webinar included growing techniques and business strategies. Curtis Stone runs Green City Acres in Kelowna, BC, Canada, established in 2010. In an eight month growing season, the farm generates over $75,000 per year on only one third of an acre. This is done by specializing in a select group of high value, quick growing crops that allow for multiple plantings in the same beds as well as calculated intercropping strategies. The farm has been recognized internationally, as flag ship example of how profitable and productive urban agriculture can be. Curtis is the author of the book The Urban Farmer. http://www.greencityacres.com This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Coop. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Greg Judy - 2015 Keynote NOFA/Mass Winter Conference
 
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Greg Judy, rotational grazier and carbon sequestration advocate, presents the 2015 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference keynote speech. He offers hope for the future of farming and ecology with a focus on species diversity, working with nature, exposing a new generation to farming, integrating permaculture design, developing creative land arrangements and more. Judy shares what he’s learned as he and his wife transitioned from conventional management intensive grazing to holistic high density grazing seven years ago. The Judy’s, of Clark, Missouri, run a grazing operation on 1580 acres of leased and owned land, made up from 15 farms. They went from near bankruptcy in 1999 to paying off a 200 acre farm and house in 3 years. The Judy’s graze cows, cow/calf pairs, bred heifers, horses, and stockers, and also own a 250 head grass genetic South Poll cow herd, 300 head St. Croix hair sheep flock and graze pigs. They have also started direct marketing grass-fed beef, lamb and pork. The Judy’s use no lime, no fertilizer, no seeding, no chemicals, and no equipment. Find out more about Greg Judy at www.greenpasturesfarm.net. Find out more about NOFA/Mass at www.nofamass.org.
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John Kempf NOFA/Mass Winter Conference 2019 Keynote Speech
 
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John Kempf, founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, addresses the audience at the 2019 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference. Learn about how healthy plants can lead to healthy soil instead of the more commonly believed vice versa. Audio only.
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Greg Judy Sheep Video Part One
 
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This video describes how Greg Judy & team move and manage their parasite resistant hair sheep flock.
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No-Till Crop Production with Compost/Biochar Blends Workshop w/ Dan Pratt
 
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Learn about systems for growing crops with minimal soil disturbance. Following Elaine Ingham’s seminal work on the soil food web and intrigued by the potential for building long-term fertility with the use of biochar, Dan Pratt shares the good, the bad and the ugly of their first two no-till seasons. Outline of techniques, harvest data and a list of suppliers provided. Dan Pratt is an Organic Farming Consultant bringing 40 years of messing about in the soil have finally given an old fart some new/old ideas. http://www.astartefarm.com This workshop was a part of the 2017 Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) Winter Conference. http://www.nofamass.org Filmed by Future Focus Media Co-op: http://futurefocusmedia.org
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Farming Stories: Amy Klippenstein & Paul Lacinski of SideHill Farm - Hawley, MA
 
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Having organically built up their yogurt business over many years, SideHill Farm’s Amy Klippenstein and Paul Lacinski reflect on the systems they have set up to help their dairy thrive. They share their philosophy of caring for the health of their soil and cows and how having a value-added product allows their operation to be self-sustaining. Now, with adequate staff, they consider themselves lucky to not have to work 7 days a week, though they do work hard. “It’s just fundamentally a different way of relating to your farm than really any other kind of farming, because it’s constant,” says Amy. “You’ve got to love it.” Produced by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass). Find out more about NOFA/Mass’s organic farming education and advocacy at www.nofamass.org. Funded by a generous grant from Organic Valley: www.organicvalley.coop.
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Greg Judy Cattle Video Part Two
 
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This complete video explains spring grazing management. Greg Judy & team are concentrating on peak animal performance by grazing just the grass plant tips. This gives maximum performance on the animals and very fast regrowth of the plants.
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The Lean Farm: Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Farm Webinar
 
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Sometimes less is more. Learn organization strategies from Ben Hartman of Iowa’s Claybottom Farm. Ben an experienced farmer who has improved his farm management based on Lean principals, originally designed by the Japanese auto industry. Lean allows him to cut waste, increase profit and make his farm more environmentally sustainable. He is the author of “The Learn Farm”. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Coop. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Greg Judy Sheep Video Part Two
 
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This video describes how Greg Judy & team move and manage their parasite resistant hair sheep flock.
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Leah Penniman: Ending Racism in Farming and Food - 10 Not-So-Easy Steps
 
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As a farmer, food justice activist and educator, Leah Penniman is working to dismantle the oppressive structures that misguide our food system. She backs that mission with an incredible work ethic, sharp intellect and a deep passion for racial equality in land ownership and food production. She co-directs Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY, is a high school science teacher, was a 2015 Fulbright Fellow and co-founded YouthGROW in Worcester, MA. Leah keynoted the 2016 Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference. More info: http://nofasummerconference.org http://www.soulfirefarm.com
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Alprilla Farm’s Crop Rotation: Biology, Not Chemistry
 
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Noah Kellerman runs Alprilla Farm in Essex, MA, where he raises grain, vegetables and cattle. Here he shares his crop rotation techniques and philosophies. While his system is not particularly innovative, it is not used by many vegetable grower and works well for his easily compacted heavy clay soils. Flexibility is important in developing a crop rotation that works for your land. According to Noah, crop rotation serves multiple purposes: saving money on fertilizer bill, managing workload through year, and balancing crop and soil health. Produced by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass). Find out more about NOFA/Mass’s organic farming education and advocacy at www.nofamass.org. Funded by a generous grant from Organic Valley: www.organicvalley.coop.
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NOFA Summer Conference - Growing the Organic Food Movement
 
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The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) is gearing up for its 42st Annual Summer Conference August 12-14, 2016 in Amherst, MA. The weekend features 200 workshops on farming, gardening, nutrition, land care, food politics and much more; full and half day preconferences; and 100+ exhibitors. This is a family-friendly event with conferences for children and teens, a country fair, and organic meals. Budget conscious accommodations are available, including camping and dorms. This video, made for the Conference’s 40th anniversary, gives a taste of what the conference is like. Presenters, attendees, and community members share what they most enjoy about the conference and what keeps them coming back. Find out more at www.nofasummerconference.org.
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Andrew Mefferd: Ten Tips for Greenhouse and Hoop House Production
 
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Andrew Mefferd and his wife run One Drop Farm in Maine. They produce a bounty of produce; from broccoli to zucchini, Jerusalem artichokes to potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, peas, and celeriac to name just a few. Vegetables and seedlings are available year round because of their green and hoop house production. He shares his best practices in this webinar. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Coop. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Indoor Mushroom Cultivation Workshop w/ Alex Dorr
 
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Learn how to set up your very own grow room and start transforming local waste from your community into food, medicine, compost, and a means to clean up environmental pollution. Transform a basement, barn, or other area into a space to grow Oyster, Shitake and Lionsmane mushrooms. Alex Dorr is Spawn Production and Clean-Room certified by Aloha Medicinals; has worked with Fungi Ally (Hadley, MA) and taught fungi workshops across the country. This workshop happened during the 2017 Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) Winter Conference. http://www.nofamass.org Filmed by Future Focus Media Co-op: http://futurefocusmedia.org
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Inspiring Ideas from the Field -  BioChar on a No Till Farm
 
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In this webinar, Dan Pratt from Astarte Farms, showcases how BioChar along with cover cropping and no till work on his organic farm in Hadley. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Greg Judy Cattle Video Part One
 
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This complete video explains spring grazing management. Greg Judy & team are concentrating on peak animal performance by grazing just the grass plant tips. This gives maximum performance on the animals and very fast regrowth of the plants.
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Mark Shepard Keynote - NOFA/Mass Winter Conference 2014
 
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Mark Shepard, perennial agriculture and permaculture design expert, presents the 2014 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference keynote speech. Shepard shares what he's learned in developing and managing a 106-acre perennial agricultural forest in Viola, Wisconsin. The site was a planned conversion from a typical row-crop grain farm into a commercial-scale, perennial agricultural ecosystem using oak savanna, successional brush land and eastern woodlands as the ecological models. Shepard questions the easy availability of future staple crops, particularly in urban population centers, offering suggestions for restoring ecologies and simplifying food production.
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Uncommon Fruits
 
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In this edition of NOFA's Webinar series, Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field, Dr. Lee Reich describes fruits that are not normally known that can be grown for small gardens and market farms. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org.
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Farming Stories: Noah Kellerman of Alprilla Farm - Essex, MA
 
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Spanning a number of properties in Essex, Alprilla farm is a great example of the community around and fostered by local farming. Farmer Noah Kellerman shares his story, love for food and passion for the soil and human connections forged at the farm. Farming's demand to always work harder is one of the most rewarding and frustrating parts the job, but Noah considers it “the most fun thing I could possibly be doing.” We visited the farm on a beautiful September afternoon for a flint corn harvest party, where many gathered to harvest the grain used to make corn meal and polenta. Produced by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass). Find out more about NOFA/Mass’s organic farming education and advocacy at www.nofamass.org. Funded by a generous grant from Organic Valley: www.organicvalley.coop.
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Rowen White - Rematriation of Seeds
 
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Rowen White, founder of Nevada City, CA-based Sierra Seeds, is a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. In this inspiring 2018 NOFA Summer Conference keynote address, she shares stories of the rematriation of seeds, where seeds come back to their communities of origin, and encourages people of all backgrounds to reconnect with their ancient food ways.
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Eric Holt-Giménez - Capitalism, Food and Social Movements
 
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Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First, discusses the repercussions of industrial ag on the environment, our lives, and our public sphere. The solution: creating allied, accountable and international counter movements to build political will. This was a keynote address for the 2018 NOFA Summer Conference. Beginning from the ground up, Eric has studied and worked with Latin American farmers that have protected their farms from natural disasters by implementing agroecological methods on their land. From that basis, Eric’s passion reaches into the structures of the food system that leave many farmworkers, food service workers and communities of color without food security on a planet that produces far more food than the earth’s population requires every year.
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Inspiring Ideas From Experts in the Field Mycoremediation of Soil
 
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Learn how we can use mushrooms, with the help of other plants and bacteria, to clean our soils and waterways. Use the tools mother nature provides to align with a healthier, happier planet. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Pruning in February with Linda Hoffman
 
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Linda Hoffman of Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio, an apple orchard and farm in Harvard, MA (organic since 2006), demonstrates how to prune apple trees. She touches on the modern and heirloom varieties she grows while describing the spacing and science behind pruning, as well as environmental factors that impact the health of an apple tree. She also shares how her training and work as a sculptor influence her approach to pruning trees. She ends with a poem about apple trees by the Sufi poet Hafez. For more info, visit http://nofamass.org and http://oldfrogpondfarm.com/ Filmed by WPI students, Thomas Hunt and Chuqi Cai, on behalf of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) in 2014.
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Trialing No-Till Systems in the Market Garden Webinar
 
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Reducing tillage on your farm can preserve and enhance the microbial ecosystem, improving soil tilth, moisture retention and nutrient availability for your crops. Liz Joseph of Heifer International in Rutland, MA shares tips for managing a no-till, one acre garden from Liz, who has been managing her market garden with no-till and hand-tillage systems for five years. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Coop. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field Farming with BioChar
 
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Dr. Emily Cole discusses how biochar can increase crop yield for both production farms and small gardens. Dr. Cole gives examples of the types of biochar that are great to use for certain soil types. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops
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Profile of Organic Orchardist Linda Hoffman
 
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Linda Hoffman of Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio shares her story of coming to run an organic apple orchard and farm. As a sculptor working on pieces about the disappearance of farmland, she fell in love with the abandoned orchard on her newly purchased property. The organic movement in its infancy, a knowledgable neighbor helped her get the orchard back up and running. She describes her farming practices in detail and her vision of being not just organic, but also growing a nutritious, healthy crop. Filmed by WPI students, Thomas Hunt and Chuqi Cai, on behalf of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) February 2014. For more info, visit http://nofamass.org and http://oldfrogpondfarm.com.
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André Leu: Regenerative Organic Agriculture - How We Can Reverse Climate Change
 
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André Leu travels the world advocating organic farming practices, education and crop development, and demonstrating how organic agriculture adapts to and mitigates climate change. In his native Australia, he and his family have regenerated 150 acres of degraded land into a biodiverse ecosystem where rainforest plants and a variety of animals now thrive. Andre is the President of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM) and spoke at the November 2015 Paris climate talks. André keynoted the 2016 Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference. More info: http://nofasummerconference.org https://www.ifoam.bio
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Naima Penniman performs at NOFA Summer Conference
 
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Climbing PoeTree’s Naima Penniman performed several pieces of poetry before her sister Leah spoke at the 2016 Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference.
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Integrating Beef Cattle on a Vegetable Farm Webinar
 
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Tevis Robertson-Goldberg of Crabapple Farm in Chesterfield, MA shares tips for managing rotational grazing and balancing the needs of a healthy heard with the demands of a diversified vegetable farm. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Judy Gorman at 2016 NOFA Summer Conference
 
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Judy Gorman performs at the NOFA Summer Conference.
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Leah Penniman: Grassroots solutions for a just and sustainable food system
 
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Smallholder farmers still produce over 70% of the world's food, many using sustainable and ancestral practices. Leah Penniman, activist-farmer at Soul Fire Farm, has worked with farmers in Haiti, Mexico, and Ghana to exchange ideas and mutual aid. What can we learn from those on the frontlines of the global food sovereignty movement? Join us for a conversation that explores agricultural best practices and policy priorities to move us toward a more just and sustainable food system. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Coop. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Guido Mase gets us excited about herbal medicine
 
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Renowned herbalist Guido Mase of Vermont will be leading a full day intensive seminar on day two of the 2019 NOFA Summer Conference. Guido shares his wisdom about plant secondary metabolites, how easy it can be to grow some very powerful medicinal plants and keep herbal medicine accessible for our communities. Visit www.nofasummerconference.org for more information.
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Carbon Farming on a Homstead Part II
 
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Sharon Gensler, Carbon Outreach Coordinator for NOFA/MASS discusses carbon farming on a homestead. Sharon gives a great tour of her homestead while showing examples of cover crop mixtures, and green fertilizers in action. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Inspiring Ideas from Experts in The Field Prison Gardens and Their Positive Impacts
 
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In this webinar episode; The New Garden Society will share experiences from local prison gardens and some of the impacts from the implementation of simple and transformative prison gardens. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Inspring Ideas From Experts In the Field Carbon Farming on a Homestead
 
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Sharon Gensler, NOFA MASS Carbon Soil Outreach Coordinator, discusses the results from using carbon farming techniques on her homestead. Sharon discusses the uses of cover crops, keeping soil covered and how these practices aide in carbon sequestration. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field: Crop Production for Seeds
 
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In this edition of the Webinar series, Hannah Traggis, Senior Horticulturist for the Massachusetts Horticulture Society, discusses the basics of seed saving and creating crops just for seeds. Seed saving can be an important part of creating a just food system. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Julie Rawson: Raising Pastured Turkeys on a Diversified Farm
 
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Julie Rawson, owner of Many Hands Organic Farm, raises 100 broad breasted white turkeys for the Thanksgiving market - certified organic free range. The webinar will discuss the peculiarities of turkeys - including health needs different from chickens, and their famous personalities that a wise farmer will work with. The webinar covers housing, systems for rotations with vegetables and other livestock/poultry, marketing, pricing, and more. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Coop. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Inspiring Ideas From Experts in The FIeld Simple Greenhouse and Hoophouse Improvements
 
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Andrew Mefferd, editor and publisher of Growing for Market, shares easy hoophouse and greenhouse techniques. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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What's the Buzz on Organic Honey? NOFA/Mass Podcast Season One, Episode One.
 
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This week on the NOFA/Mass podcast you're gonna catch a buzz… Because we will be talking all about bees! What is the state of our bees 10 years after the Colony Collapse crisis? Can you truly have Organic honey? I’ll also give you an update on the Pollinator Protection Act and some tips about how you can help bees in your own backyard! We’ll also be hearing my interview with the amazing Angela Roell, a beekeeper extraordinaire, about their journey to beekeeping, their upcoming workshops on apiary management and their favorite Queen Bee name! Plus, this week's Farm Hacks and Farm Fails from you- our listeners. Don’t go anywhere, we're going to hive a great time! (Audio only.) Originally aired February 28, 2018. Find more at https://www.nofamass.org/resources/podcast
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Michael Kilpatrick: Marketing Strategies for the Farm
 
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You shouldn’t have to struggle with selling your product or communicating with your customers. Farmer and marketer Michael Kilpatrick shares simple principles, tips, and techniques to connect with your customers and sell more product. Michael talks about the power of developing your farm story and branding your farm, figuring out who your customer is, and connecting with them through simple social media strategies. Kilpatrick is a farmer, presenter, and blogger who helps farmers apply business principles and best practices to farming and agriculture. I have managed a large certified organic farm, presented at farm and agricultural conferences, and consulted with farmers around the country. http://michael-kilpatrick.com This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Coop. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Inspiring Ideas From Experts in the Field: Lessons Learned on Many Hands Farm
 
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Join Julie Rawson as she talks about lessons learned from the farming season at Many Hands Farm in Barre, MA This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops
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Inspring Ideas from Experts in the Field: Cover Crop Mixtures for Soil Health
 
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Cover cropping is a best practice for soil health. Does scientific research prove the benefits of multi-species cover crop mixtures? How can we design cover crop mixtures tailored to our specific production system? What kind of challenges do they present?  Research on mixtures of winter-killed cover crops, including forage radish, will be presented. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Inspiring Ideas From Experts in The Field The Basics of a Successful and Efficient CSA
 
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In this episode, Noah and Sophie Courser-Kellerman of Alprilla Farm shifted their "CSA Season" from June-October to October-February. In essence, they are now able to focus on growing all summer and then marketing all winter. Learn how this change has improved their quality of life, bottom line and labor efficiency, created space for livestock and draft power to be incorporated on their farm, and how this new model continues to evolve. They will delve into the details of crop planning, growing, post harvest handling, storage, season extension and the volume based CSA model. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Frontier Co-op. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
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Farming Stories: Matt Koziol & Natalie Johnson of Clover Springs Farm - West Brookfield, MA
 
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Matt Koziol hung up his suit and tie to become a grass-fed beef farmer and has never looked back. He and his girlfriend Natalie Johnson share the story of how they connected, the history of the farm, and advice on building up a farm business. And of course, the joys of spending time with cows, their curiosity and intelligence. “Keep it simple,” says Matt. “Shy away from taking on too many enterprises and become an expert at what you do.” Produced by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass). Find out more about NOFA/Mass’s organic farming education and advocacy at www.nofamass.org. Funded by a generous grant from Organic Valley: www.organicvalley.coop.
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Anna Gilbert Muhammad Introduces the All New 2019 NOFA Summer Conference Teen Summit
 
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This summer will bring a new addition to the Summer Conference schedule. NOFA will be sponsoring the first Teen Summit on Food Justice and Urban Agriculture. It will take place on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Hampshire College. The Teen Summit is a collaboration with youth food justice/urban agriculture groups from across the Northeast. Founding groups of this year’s Teen Summit are Groundwork Somerville, Garden The Community in Springfield, Mill City Grows and Grow Hartford. The collaboration has been initiated in order to discuss challenges and wins in urban agriculture/food justice and racial equity. The Teen Summit will also give youth a chance to experience different career paths in agriculture and a tour of a Hampshire College’s Farm. All participating youth will be able to attend NOFA Summer Conference Workshops and will have an opportunity to meet the Keynote Speaker. All teens are welcome to join the Summit individually or with a group. For more information and group registration info please contact [email protected]
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