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NOFA/Mass Winter Conference
Saturday, January 13, 2024, 09:00am - 06:00pm
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Announcing the 37th Annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

 Growing Connections & Collaborations

This one-day event provides a place to learngather, and kindle relationships in community with farmers, local food enthusiasts, land care professionals, advocates, elders, young leaders, and everyone in between!

With new climate challenges to tackle, join us at the start of the year to share knowledge and celebrate the joys in creating resilient and thriving regional food systems.

Details & Registration: 

NOFA/Mass is a non-profit organization of small-scale farmers, gardeners, consumers and food system reformers. We promote organic growing practices and climate solutions through regenerative agriculture and land stewardship.
The NOFA/Mass Winter Conference 2024 will be in person only, with access to workshop recordings after the conference. This year brings a democratic focus on innovative workshops and organizing spaces. Opportunities await, with the chance to meet and reacquaint yourself with neighbors near and far. 
In place of a keynote, there's a whole lot in store: A wide variety of workshops and discussions for organic growers at any scale, including:
Cordyceps Cultivation with Priyanka Malhotra of MycoSymbiotics
Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Native Lawn with Todd Bitner
Effects of Growing Vegetables in Perennial Clover Cover with Piyush
Labhsetwar of Sawyer Farm
Farmer Movement + Wellness with Cynthia Flores
Varieties for Organic Success with Paul Feenan of High Mowing Seeds
  • The Children’s Conference returns, festive and bright!
  • An exciting round of racial justice caucuses, Spanish language food systems sessions, native plant and pollinator presentations, and opportunities to hear about the newest programs in organic agriculture at the local, state and national level
  • The soil health station: deep dive into the attributes of the soil in your own backyard, see microorganisms up close, and learn about building your own microscope with the Soil Health Team 
  • Stay for the day, participate in the Annual Meeting, enjoy delicious snacks throughout, and local lunch with an organic focus 
  • Take home garden seeds, forgotten recipes, advice on tools and techniques, maybe even a new phone number or two: this year’s Winter Conference features a fair, with vendors and their specialists, and a region’s worth of engaged attendees joining together, poised for growth and change
Location Worcester State Univ., 486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA