Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Summer Workshop Series

For those who don't know about the NOFA Summer Conference, this listing of the workshops to be presented in just the first of the weekend's eight sessions will provide a flavor. For full list and descriptions go to All these plus Will Allen, Paul Stamets, dancing, music, a fair, great local and organic food and over a thousand wonderful people of all ages at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, August 7-9, 2009. Hope to see you there. Visit for more information.

Workshops marked * will be taped for future rental through the NOFA Video Project. Workshops marked ** will qualify for credits in the NOFA Organic Land Care Program. Workshops marked *** are part of the Mass Grass Grazing School. ADULT WORKSHOPS - FRIDAY 2:00-3:30 PM 1) Animal Power in Vegetable Fields - Tevis Robertson-Goldberg 2) Attached Greenhouse for Food, Heat, and Hot Water - Bob Jennings 3) Dahlias and Gladiolas - Lynda Simkins 4) Gardening Like the Forest: Home-Scale Food Forestry** - Dave Jacke 6) Growing Small Fruits - Daryl Hoitt 7) How to Be More Self-Reliant During Difficult Economic Times** - Bill MacKentley: Longtime druid greenman and scrounger for 60 years! 8) Land Trusts & Grassroots Community Organizations - Kate Kerivan and Sarah Mildren 9) Learning about Loans, Grants, and other Financial Assistance for NE Organic Farms - Norman Bender and Joseph Bonelli 10) Let's Lacto-fer-mentate! - Beth Ingham 11) Make Delicious Meals with Local Greens - Leslie Cerier 12) Organic Apple Growing at Bird of the Hand Farm** - Cathy Harragian and Sue Harragin 13) Pastured Certified Organic Poultry Production* - Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge 14) Pedal Revolution: Bike Transport Today - Jack Spula 15) Principles of Making Quality Hay - Stephen Herbert 16) Restoring Our Seed: On-Farm Breeding for Farmers** - Ruth Hazzard, Eli Rogosa, and CR Lawn 17) Rethinking Local Agricultural Infrastructure - Margaret Christie and Jess Cook 18) Sausage Making, Smoking & Curing at Home - Anne Obelnicki 19) TOUR: Hampshire College Farm Tour - Leslie Cox 20) Transitioning a Dairy Farm to Organic - Sarah Flack 21) What You ACTUALLY NEED to Live Off the Grid, and Why - Jim Strickland and Dave Smally TEEN WORKSHOPS - FRIDAY 2:00-3:30 PM - Grad Lounge, Campus Center 22) How to Bag Waste - Heather Botelle 23) Tie-Dying - Sharon Begley CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS - FRIDAY 2:00-3:30 PM - Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union 24) Butter Making for Beginners (Ages 7-12) - Gavin Harper 25) Creating a Nature Weaving (Ages 5-10) - Adele Smith-Penniman 26) Drawing from Nature (Ages 7-12) - Deborah Bazer and Lahri Bond 27) Felting Fun (Ages 6-12) - Iris Weaver

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