2021 "CRAFT of Farming" Program
Thank You SHARA Vineyard, Winter Street Farm, Mountain Heartbeet,
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm, Stonewall Farm, and North Family Farm!
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) hosted its third annual “The CRAFT* of Farming” Program (*Collaborative Regional Alliances for Farmer Training), in New Hampshire in 2021 with six certified organic farms, this program reached approximately 90 farmers, farm workers, homesteaders, gardeners, and eaters through six in-person farm tours during the growing season. Each farm tour focused on a different theme, providing technical education and support for farmers and farm workers by bringing them together in the fields, vineyards, and forests to learn new skills. Discussion topics included: land access, no-till practices, intensive growing, small-scale efficiencies, community partnerships, leasing land, diversification, certified organic maple production, reading the landscape and thinking from an ecological perspective. The first farm tour, which focused on land access, was hosted in collaboration with Vital Communities and Land for Good, furthering the program’s reach and creating additional value to the hosts and attendees.
August 11th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Reading the Landscape & Thinking from an Ecological Perspective
SHARA Vineyards (Concord) *Two tastings included.
August 28th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Leasing: Small-Scale Efficiencies & Community Partnerships
Mountain Heartbeet (Effingham)
September 11th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Diversifying Your Farm
Stonewall Farm (Keene)
August 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Land Access & No-Till Practices
Winter Street Farm (Claremont)
*in collaboration with Land For Good & Vital Communities
August 21st, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Intensive Growing in Small Spaces
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm & Busy Lizzie's Blooms (Gilford)
September 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sustainable, Certified Organic Maple Syrup
North Family Farm (Canterbury)
Thank You to Our 2021 CRAFT Program Sponsor!
Additional Resources for Farmers & Farm Workers:
A Regional, Farmer-Driven Approach to Labor Issues: Vital Communities SARE Project Description & Project Report
Legal guidelines for on-farm labor and learning: Tufts SARE Project Description & Project Report