The "CRAFT of Farming" Program
Over the 2020 growing season, we worked with 6 certified organic farms to host a series of virtual farm tours and live Q & A's as part of the “CRAFT* of Farming," a peer-to-peer farmer-led education, training and networking program for beginning and experienced farmers, farm workers, and anyone interested in learning about organic farming practices. All 6 tours are now available online!
*What is CRAFT? CRAFT stands for Collaborative Regional Alliances for Farmer Training. It is a national program of small, independent regional alliances focused on training for farmers, farm workers, interns and apprentices. CRAFT expands training beyond the individual farm by bringing farmers and farm workers together at educational on-farm events within their regional collaborative to meet colleagues and learn new skills.
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This program was sponsored by Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement, Farm Aid and the Clif Bar Family Foundation.
Watch the 2020 CRAFT of Farming Virtual Tours
2019 "CRAFT of Farming" Program
These three certified organic farms graciously opened their gates to fellow farmers and eaters at on-farm events during this the first year of NOFA-NH’s CRAFT Program (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farm Training). Participants in these 3 afternoon events enjoyed unique opportunities for first-hand learning regarding the practices of these visionary local organic growers - the Mahoney, Kilrain and Bower families. A formal, soil health roundtable discussion featuring Julie Davenson of Stonewall Farm, Gene Jonas of Hungry Bear Farm, and Sam Bower of Kearsarge Gore Farm was an added highlight to the final tour of the season. All of these farmers exemplify the hardworking organic champions who are providing New Hampshire with healthy, local, nutrient-dense food. They’re actively protecting water supplies, air quality, and biodiversity - even as they keep alive our beautiful, traditional ways of living.
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