September 30, 2022, 9:00-11:00am Racial Equity at the NOFA Interstate Council: Where are we at and how can we grow? Audience: NOFA Interstate Council and IC Policy Committee Members This is an introductory conversation to delve deeper into conversations around active racial equity work within the NOFA Interstate Council. Racism impacts our conferences, grant collaborations, […]
Join Monique Bosch as she takes us on a deep dive, zooming in 400X magnification, to check out the beneficial microbes that live in our healthy soils. We’ll learn how to identify these microbial critters, and how to increase their numbers in our soils, so that we can grow the healthiest plants and most nutritious food.
October 14, 2022, 9:00-11:00am Racial Equity in Organic Certification Audience: All NOFA staff and board As proponents of organic agriculture, we would like organic food and farming to be available to everyone, and our Farm Share program is a helpful start. However, a long history of systemic racism in the food system creates barriers to […]
November 18th, 2022, 9:00-11:00am Racial Equity on your Farm Audience: NOFA staff and board, Farm Share collaborators, organic farmers As we plan for the 2023 season with an expanded Farm Share program across the 7 NOFA states, we aim to build racial equity into all aspects of the program. This workshop is an opportunity for […]
How can we develop systems to build community resilience, grow local agriculture, improve access to nutrient-dense food, share growing spaces, and mitigate climate disruptions?
All seven state chapters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) have been working to develop food security programs and learning opportunities to address these questions.
2023 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference Keynote Speaker, Ira Wallace, of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, will discuss the importance of food security and how seed saving continues to play an important role in feeding our communities.
This is a free event.
April 26th, 2023 - In-Person! - Planting for the Seasons: Growing flowers in a caterpillar tunnel with Moonrose Farm Description: Join us on Wednesday, April 26th at 4:30 pm for an on-farm workshop at Moonrose Farm, brought to you by NOFA Rhode Island. Farmer-Florist Jordan Goldsmith will lead the workshop, sharing her expertise on planting […]
Ready to elevate your farm’s early season profits? Join us at Long Lane Farm to discover the secrets behind microgreens, interplanting, and techniques to get crops into the field early. Learn from experienced farmers Devin & Camille Abdel-Nabi how to boost your income with a plant sale and sustainable farming methods. Come together with fellow […]
As seasons change and each new day brings its own challenges, how do we as farmers keep it all going? Come join us at Windmist Farm for an open-hearted discussion on the resilience and commitment it takes to run a farm. In this intimate workshop, Martha Neale, co-owner of Windmist Farm, will share her vast […]
Join us at the historic Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, for an enlightening one-hour workshop on bees. Hosted by NOFA RI and facilitated by Cindy Holt, an Eastern Apiculture Society certified Master Beekeeper, this event aims to broaden your perspective beyond honey bees and into the fascinating realm of solitary bees. Cindy will share […]
Join us for a weekend centered around the organic, regenerative, sustainable living movement at our 49th annual summer gathering. Conference Theme: Buen Vivir: Celebrating Harmony with Nature and our Communities Dates: July 24th–July 27th, 2023 (Online) July 28th–29th, 2023 (Online & In person @ WSU) Location: Online & In person at Worcester State University […]
Dive into the fascinating world of cider-making with our unique workshop at The Hard-Pressed Cider Company's farm in West Greenwich, RI. Join owners Rob and Jaclyn Swanson on Sunday, August 13th at 4pm as they peel back the layers of their inspiring journey – from planting their first apple tree to the final product of […]
Get ready for a down-to-earth afternoon at Roots Farm in Tiverton, RI, and learn about Organic Pest and Disease Management from two farmers who've navigated its challenges firsthand. Mike and Kelli Roberts, who are big believers in growing nutrient-dense crops and nurturing healthy soils, will share their practical experiences and innovative pest and disease management […]