April 27, 2015

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Creating the Cooperative Farm: a NOFA-NY Workshop

NOFA-NY and the Letterbox Farm Collective in Hudson, NY are presenting a workshop about cooperative farming and business structures. When: Saturday, May 2nd, 3-5pm Where: Letterbox Farm Collective, Hudson, NY Registration fees are $15/person or $25 two or more people/farm. Pre-register and pay here or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. … [Read More...]

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“The Future of Food” and GMO talk at Mettabee Farm

Mettabee Farm in Hillsdale, NY is hosting a screening of The Future of Food on Wednesday, April 29th.  The screening will be followed by a discussion of GMOs and the current labeling debate, led by farmer and activist Elizabeth Henderson. … [Read More...]

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Beekman “Mortgage Lifter” Grants – Due April 30th

Beekman 1802 is giving away $18,147 in "lifts" to small farms with big ideas.  Awards will be granted in the amounts of $15,000 and $1,049 to agricultural business that fit the USDA definition of a Family Farm and have been in business for three years.  Last year, a local farm and Berkshire Grown member won the $15,o00 lift - this year it could be … [Read More...]

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Permaculture Design Course at Sirius EcoVillage

The Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design Certification Course is running their summer intensive July 17th-30th at Sirius EcoVillage in the Pioneer Valley.  Learn more here! … [Read More...]

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Urban Gardening Workshop from Alchemy Initiative

Julia Lemieux of Windy Ridge Farm and the Berkshire Community Action Council community garden program will teach companion planting and space-saving techniques for your small garden, raised bed or container garden.  This introductory workshop will involve hands-on, straight-forward examples of different methods and techniques to improve your … [Read More...]

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Sheep to Shawl at the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

On Saturday May 2nd from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation (WRLF) will host a Sheep to Shawl Festival at its Sheep Hill headquarters in Williamstown. The Sheep to Shawl festival is a celebration of spring and New England heritage, with local artisans and food producers, farm animals, shearing, herding, weaving and … [Read More...]