Join Us On-Farm

NOFA/RI Welcomes a new season of On-Farm Workshops.

Free and open to the public.

So grab your boots and meet us on the farm!

On Farm workshops funded through USDA grants via the RI DEM and USDA grants via Southside Community Land Trust.  So grab you boots and meet us on the farm!

Compact Farming: On-Farm Workshop & Potluck:
Sunday, June 3.  3 -5 PM
Location: Roots Farm, 217 East Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Registration is Free at this Eventbrite link.

POTLUCK DINNER after the workshop!
Plan to stay and join in the fun. Bring your favorite dish to share with the farming community!


Pasture Management and Grazing:
On-Farm Workshop
Sunday, June 10.  10 AM-12 PM
Location: Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown RI 02835
Registration is Free at this Eventbrite link.

 


Running a Profitable Poultry Operation: On-Farm Workshop
Thursday, June 21. 6 – 8 PM
Location: Pat’s Pastured.  830 South Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818
Registration Free at this Eventbrite link.

 



Sustainable Flower Production: On-Farm Workshop
Monday, July 9. 5:30- 7:30 PM
Location: Robin Hollow Farm.
1057 Gilbert Stuart Road
North Kingstown, RI 02874
Free at this Eventbrite link.


Bovine Production: On-Farm Workshop
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5-7 PM

Stoney Hill Cattle Farm
460 Shumankanuc Hill Road, Charlestown, RI 02813.  Click here to register for this free event.



Crop Rotation & Cover Crops On-Farm Workshop

Wednesday, July 25.  5-7 PM
Scratch Farm
35 Pippin Orchard Road.  Cranston, RI 02921.    Click here to register.

 


Farming No-till on Leased Land: On-Farm Workshop & Potluck
Wednesday, August 22.  5 – 7 PM
Location: Moonrose Farm.  684 Natick Avenue. Cranston, RI 02921
Registration Free at this Eventbrite link.

This event sponsored with The Young Farmer Network.

POTLUCK DINNER after the workshop!
Plan to stay and join in the fun. What makes Young FarmerNights unique is that the focus of the events is on having fun and getting to know each other. Bring your favorite dish to share with the farming community!


August 10-12, 2018
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA

Registration is Open!

Keynotes by ROWEN WHITE and ERIC HOLT-GIMÉNEZ. Learn more & register at www.nofasummerconference.org

Spring Happenings at NOFA/RI

 NOFA/RI is busy planning our Spring and Summer line up of On-farm CRAFT workshops.

The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) On Farm workshop series shares farmer experiences and best practices between farmers, farm workers, apprentices and gardeners. Host farmers discuss how to produce, harvest, handle, market and/or differentiate specialty crops.

These programs are made possible by a USDS grant from the RI DEM, Division of Agriculture are are open and free to the public to attend.   Registration is required for each event.

Our host farms include Little River Farm. Matunuck Vegetable Farm, Roots Farm, Moonrose Farm and more.  Dates and topics to be announced soon.


Soil, Plant, and Farm Methodology Course

March 31 and April 7th.  Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street Providence, RI

This is the 7th annual course for farmers, gardeners, and others interested in the world of soil and plant heath function taught by John Kenny, Big Train Farm.

The class was fantastic! There are a million theories on best practices of soil care. Each method that John taught was presented with the caveat that each farmer should practice whatever method works for them. He shared what he practiced at his own farm as well as the practices of major figures in the industry…”

NOFA/RI Scholarships are available!!!  

To ask for a scholarship or to register email John at bigtrainfarm@gmail.com.
For more information on John, the course or Big Train Farm, link here.