Throughout the year, New Entry holds dozens of classes, advanced workshops, online trainings, farm tours and field trainings for beginning and established farmers, World PEASCSA customers, and the general public. Almost all of our events require some form of pre-registration but most are free or very low-cost to attend. Filter our events below by your area of interest and then let us know you're coming. We can't wait to see you on the farm!
This is a Show and Tell Workshop in conjunction with Eastern Massachusetts CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training). A wide variety of tools including walk-behind tractors, wheel hoes, flame weeders and more that are used in small scale farming will be examined and demonstrated. Please bring your own favorite tool for small scale farming to demonstrate!
Tour a diversified vegetable and livestock farm while learning from Farm Manager, Andrew Rodgers, how selling to local schools fits into his farm’s crop and marketing plans. Learn about the necessary steps that must be taken to sell wholesale and the challenges of selling to institutions. Simca Horwitz from Massachusetts Farm to School will also be there to help take you through the process of connecting with local schools, and to help you decide if it is a good fit for you and your farm.
Now in its sixth year, the NIFTI National Field School supports professional development and network building for Incubator Farm Project staff from across the country. The Field School is structured around interactive workshops, facilitated resource review sessions and regional networking and goal-setting opportunities, with ample time to connect with others working in your unique field. A farm tour of the Agriculture and Land Based Training Association will introduce you to the work of one of the oldest incubator projects in the United States.
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. This conference is possible thanks to funding from the Community Food Projects grant program of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
We will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable food production.
More details: http://nesfp.org/community-food-systems-conference-2017. Registration information coming in 2017.