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. 


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