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Events: January 2013

2013 CSA shares and Maple Syrup available

Tuesday, January 1 7:00AM - Wednesday, May 15 9:00AM | Brookfield, MA | directions

Call or email us for more information and to sign up! Check out our website www.harmsfarm.com

Hosted by Harms Family Farm at the Harms Family Farm: 128 Rice Corner Rd, Brookfield, MA.

Contact Sonya Harms at (774) 261-0243 or by e-mail for more information.

Alternative To Miracle Grow

Wednesday, January 2 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

Take home some organic implementable tricks and tweaks for the 2013 growing season. Hosted by New Urban Farmers.

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Hope Artiste Village, Winter Farmers Market: 1005 Main St.,, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

Seed Starting and Garden Planning

Wednesday, January 9 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

Get a head start on planting your favorite herbs and vegetables.

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Hope Artiste Village, Winter Farmers Market: 1005 Main St.,, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

Advanced Grower Workshop - Fertility Management in the Bio-Extensive Market Garden

Thursday, January 10 | 1:00PM - 3:30PM | South Kingston, RI | directions

-David Fisher of Natural Roots Farm in Conway, MA will discuss the soil building and cropping cycle over a two-year period.

Hosted by NOFA RI at the University of Rhode Island, East Farm, Building 75: 75 East Farm Road, South Kingston, RI.

Contact Dan Lawton at (401) 523-2653 or by e-mail for more information.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts (NOFA Mass) Winter Conference

Saturday, January 12 | 9:00AM - 5:30PM | Worcester, MA | directions | website

Karen Washington, urban farmer, educator and city activist from the Bronx will offer the keynote speech and an all-day seminar on School Gardens 101, Feeducation: Bringing Agriculture Back in the Classroom. Conference workshops will be on farm management, food policy, homesteading, cooking, fermenting, urban growing, and more. Registration discounts available for NOFA members and Beginning Farmers. For Beginning Farmer scholarship information, scroll down on registration form.

Hosted by NOFA Mass at the Worcester State University: Student Center, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA.

Contact Cathleen O'Keefe at (413) 387-2316 or by e-mail for more information.

Brew Your Own Cider

Wednesday, January 16 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

Basement Brewhaus will provide tips for brewing your own Cider! Suggested $10 donation.

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Hope Artiste Village, Winter Farmers Market: 1005 Main St.,, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

Sustainable Seafood Workshop

Wednesday, January 16 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

Sarah Schumann of "Eating with the Ecosystem" will discuss seafood, followed by screening of "Red Gold"

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Hope Artiste Village, Winter Farmers Market: 1005 Main St.,, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

Film Screening

Wednesday, January 16 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

Screening of Red Gold

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Hope Artiste Village, Winter Farmers Market: 1005 Main St.,, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

CT Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Conference

Thursday, January 17 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM | Vernon, CT | directions

-Registration $30 includes trade show, lunch, coffee, donuts.

Hosted by Jude Boucher at the Tolland County Extension Center: 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30), Vernon, CT.

Contact Jude Boucher at (860) 875-3331 for more information.

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

Thursday, January 17 | 9:00AM - 5:30PM | Worcester, MA | directions

-Karen Washington, urban farmer, educator and city activist from the Bronx will offer the keynote speech and an all-day seminar on School Gardens 101, Feeducation: Bringing Agriculture Back in the Classroom

Hosted by NOFA MASS at the Worcester State University: 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA.

Contact Christine Rainville at (413) 362-2143 or by e-mail for more information.

DIY Kids- Winter Natural Tie Dying

Monday, January 21 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM | Great Barrington, MA | directions | website

Let’s beat the wintertime blues with a summertime activity, using fruit and vegetables of course. Join us for this workshop where we will be tie-dying reusable napkins that can be a perfect addition to your lunchbox. We will be experimenting with, beets, purple cabbage, onion skins and more. A sustainable and trendy project for a cold, winter day! Participants are welcome to bring additional materials they would like to dye as well. For more information or to sign up call 413.528.9697 ext.10

Hosted by Berkshire Coop Market at the Berkshire Coop Market: 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, MA.

Contact Front Desk at (413) 528-9697 for more information.

Youth Art Show: Food, Farms and Beyond

Wednesday, January 23 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

A fun art contest for youth. Activities for all ages. Light refreshments will be provided. Hosted by Mike Bryce Art.

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Hope Artiste Village: 1005 Main st.,, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

URI / USDA SARE Sheep & Goat Parasite Control Workshop

Saturday, January 26 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM | Dighton, MA | directions

Speakers: Anne Zajac, DVM, Parasitologist, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medecine.
Katherine Petersson, Ph.D., Animal Scientist, Univ. of RI

Integrated Parasite Control for Small Ruminants.
Hands-on Training in the use of the FAMACHA system for detection of anemia associated with Barber Pole worm infections.
USDA SARE Grant: "Improving Small Ruminant Parasite Control in New England.

$11.00 for laminated FAMACHA card (optional)

Hosted by Univ. of Rhode Island at the Bristol County Ag. School: 135 Center Street, Dighton, MA.

Contact Katherine Petersson at (401) 874-2951 or by e-mail for more information.

NOFA/RI Annual Meeting & Potluck Supper

Sunday, January 27 | 2:00PM - 8:00PM | Matunuck, RI | directions | website

2 p.m. Barn and Grounds open, meet and mingle
3 p.m. Annual Meeting followed by Potluck Supper & live music
Help us celebrate another year of educational programs and events. Learn about expanded programs and advocacy efforts planned for 2013. Network with members. Coordinate your Bulk Order pick-ups.
Enjoy music and great food. Please bring a dish or beverage to share and your own plates, cups and utensils to minimize waste.
Everyone is welcome. Free for NOFA members, $5 for non-members.

Hosted by NOFA-RI at the South Kingstown Land Trust's Barn: 17 Matunuck Beach Road, Matunuck, RI.

Contact Sanne Kure-Jensen at (401) 369-3303 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm and Foods Job Fair

Wednesday, January 30 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

More details coming soon!

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Hope Artiste Village: 1005 Main st.,, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.