The "CRAFT of Farming" Program

*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.
2021 Tour Schedule
Additional tours to be announced. Stay tuned!

August 11th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Reading the Landscape & Thinking from an Ecological Perspective
SHARA Vineyards (Concord)

August 21st, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Intensive Growing in Small Spaces
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm & Busy Lizzie's Blooms (Alton Bay & Gilford)


September 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sustainable, Certified Organic Maple Syrup 
North Family Farm (Canterbury)
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Watch the 2020 CRAFT of Farming Virtual Tours

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!

This program was sponsored by Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement, Farm Aid and the Clif Bar Family Foundation.

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2019 "CRAFT of Farming" Program

Thank You Brookford Farm, Work Song Farm, and Kearsarge Gore Farm

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.  

READ OUR 2019 PROGRAM REPORT

Kearsarge Gore Farm

Kearsarge Gore Farm

Kearsarge Gore Farm

Kearsarge Gore Farm

Kearsarge Gore Farm

Work Song Farm

Work Song Farm

Work Song Farm

Work Song Farm

Work Song Farm

Brookford Farm

Brookford Farm

Brookford Farm

Brookford Farm

Brookford Farm

Thank You to Our 2021 CRAFT Program Sponsor!

 

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