Grow Well, Eat Well
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated promoting organic, regenerative, ecologically sound farming, gardening, eating, and land care practices for healthy communities. We help people build local, just, and sustainable food systems.
What's Happening at NOFA-NH?
We're Hiring a Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) Coordinator - Apply by May 31st!
Join our growing team to help support organic, regenerative, ecologically sound farming, gardening, eating and land care practices in New Hampshire and beyond! NOFA-NH is hiring a Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) Coordinator. This exciting five-year USDA program is just beginning to take shape in New Hampshire and across the region. Interested candidates are invited to email a cover letter and resume to Nikki Kolb at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “TOPP Coordinator” in the subject line.
Read more about the TOPP Coordinator position and the Transition to Organic Partnership Program here. The application deadline is May 31, 2023.
Funding for Farmers Webinar: Introduction to Transition to Organic Partnership Program & More
May 31, 2023 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Join NOFA-NH, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for a presentation on emerging opportunities for organic and sustainable farmers in New Hampshire and beyond! Learn more about the Transition to Organic Partnership Program, NRCS Organic Transition Initiative funding, and the Organic Certification Cost Share Program.
Calling All Farmers! Seeking Mentors & Mentees for the Transition to Organic Partnership Program
NOFA-NH is excited to begin working with farmers across New Hampshire on the Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP). This program will connect transitioning farmers with farmer mentors, host community building opportunities, create technical assistance resources, support the organic workforce through training and education, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organic sector.
We are currently seeking farmers in all areas of production to join the program as mentors and mentees. Mentors will be paid an annual stipend. Mentees will work with experienced organic mentors, receive access to technical assistance, and other educational and networking opportunities. Interested in becoming a mentor or mentee? Please complete this interest form.
To learn more about our partners in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic TOPP region visit: https://paorganic.org/topp/
We welcome conversations and questions! Contact us at 603-224-5022 and email@example.com for additional information.
Register for the 2023 NOFA Summer Conference
The 49th annual NOFA Summer Conference begins online: Monday, July 24 – Thursday July 27, with evening workshops. On Friday July 28 and Saturday July 28, we gather in person and online.
The theme of the Summer Conference is Buen Vivir: Celebrating Harmony with Nature and our Communities. Buen Vivir is a contemporary philosophy rooted in Indigenous Andean traditions of collective care, land stewardship and harmonious co-existence.
Spend the week engaging with farming technologies, practices and thoughts around good, vital and just living for all, at the community scale!
Organic Gardening Series Recordings Available for a limited Time!
Interested in this year's Organic Gardening Series topics but missed the live webinars? Not a problem!
All of the online workshops have been recorded and you can register to get access to one or all of the programs. Learn about techniques for growing tomatoes, methods for managing deer damage, insight into earthworms and the impact of jumping worms, or tips for integrating nitrogen fixing plants into your edible or visual landscape.
Each webinar is only available for three months so don’t wait long to sign up! Learn more here.
NOFA's 2023 Farm Bill Principles Platform
The NOFA state chapters have developed six Farm Bill principles advocating for a Farm Bill that:
Invests in and protects the integrity of organic and agroecological practices as a core solution to our climate and biological crises.
Ensures fair treatment and just livelihoods for farmers and workers throughout the food and farming system.
Invests in rural communities, increases fairness and resilience of local and regional supply chains and breaks up consolidation in agriculture.
Centers racial justice across all programs and repairs past and ongoing racialized harm.
Promotes food sovereignty for disadvantaged communities and ensures nutrition security for all.
Eliminates the use of toxic substances on farmland and in our food system while supporting a just transition for farmers.
NOFA & Community Events Calendar
May 31, 2023 — Funding For Farmers: Introduction to TOPP & More, (NOFA-NH & NRCS)
May 31, 2023 — Learn Your Butterflies, (CCCD)
June 1, 2023 — Making & Selling Homemade Food Products from Your Residential Kitchen, (UNH Extension)
June 3, 2023 — NH Herb & Garden Day, (NH Herbal Network)
June 7, 2023 — New Hampshire Young Farmer Meeting, (NH Farm Bureau)
June 10, 2023 — Abenaki Traditional Farming Techniques: The Three Sisters Workshop, (Sycamore Community Garden)
June 22, 2023 — Birding on the Farm Workshop Series, (CCCD)
June 22, 2023 — Pollinator Palooza, (CCCD)
July 24-29, 2023 — NOFA Summer Conference
August, 2023 — NH Eats Local Month, (NH Eats Local)
August 30, 2023 — Back to School Gardening, Part 2, (ReTreeUS, NH Audubon & UNH Extension)
November 8-9, 2023 — Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo, (Northeast Floriculture)
By appointment only. Please email or call us first to schedule.
Phone: (603) 224-5022
Please note that staff are working remotely and are available by phone or email Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.