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Events: January 2016

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

Saturday, January 16 | 9:00AM - 7:00PM | Worcester, MA | directions | website

The Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) invites you to its annual conference, featuring exhibits, an all-day seminar, 70 workshops on organic farming, backyard/ urban gardening, beekeeping, health, skill building and lots more.

Keynote address by Ben Burkett, family farmer and coordinator of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.

It's fun for the whole family! The children's conference (ages 3-12) provides lively, interactive nature and arts experiences for kids. Hands-on, do-it-yourself workshops keep teens active and engaged.

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Hosted by NOFA/ Massachusetts at the Worcester State University: 486 Chandler St., Worcester, MA.

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

2016 RINLA Winter Meeting

Wednesday, January 27 | 8:00AM - 7:00PM | Warwick, RI | directions | website

Join RINLA for the 2016 Winter Meeting & Expo - with a full day of presentations on timely topics and related exhibits.

This year’s one-day Meeting and Trade Show will offer members and guests a day of learning led by experts in the fields of horticulture and business. This will be a great opportunity to meet up with fellow RINLA members to share information and network. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet a variety of vendors offering landscape products and related services. During the afternoon and evening, Trade Show vendors will offer a FREE raffle with $1,500 in prizes and RINLA’s Landscape Award winners will be announced.

Continental breakfast, lunch and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Educational sessions will offer something of interest to everyone.

Hosted by RINLA at the Crowne Plaza: 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI.

Contact Shannon Brawley at (401) 874-5220 or by e-mail for more information.

Root to Shoot - Farming and Creating the Chef’s Garden

Saturday, January 30 | 1:00PM - 2:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

To squish or not to squish…that is the question! Lee Ann Freitas of Indie Growers has over ten years experience with greenhouse growing and will help answer this question. In this free CRAFT Workshop, Lee Ann will be opening her greenhouse to share tips on insect and pest identification. She will also share her unique and holistic approach to growing that she calls “Root to Shoot.” Lee Ann will discuss small space gardening and essential herbs for creating your own unique and flavorful garden.

Weather Date January 31

Indie Growers is located in the greenhouse behind the Mount Hope Farmers Market in Bristol, RI. Indie Growers is a purveyor of unique greens, vegetables, herbs and edible blossoms. Find Indie Growers products at James Beard Award winning restaurants and fine food establishments in Boston and Providence. All Indie Growers products are grown sustainably, independent of chemicals.

Hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Association of RI (NOFA/RI) at the Indie Growers: Mount Hope Farm, Bristol, RI.

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