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NOFA-NH E-Newsletter: January 2019

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NOFA-NH's annual Spring Bulk Order is a discounted, collective buying program for organic farming and gardening supplies. Shop Online now through February 28, 2019. Mail order catalog coming soon.

 

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Save the Date for NOFA-NH's Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop Series 

Apply to Participate in the Farm Share Program

Are you certified organic, a member of NOFA-NH and have a CSA? If so, apply to participate in our Farm Share Program for financial assistance providing a subsidized farm share to limited-income individuals and families. Applications due February 15, 2019.

 

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NOFA-NH E-Newsletter: January 2019

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NEW E-News Format & Web Archive

NOFA-NH is pleased to unveil our NEW E-Newsletter format! The updated E-News is mobile friendly, and links to our new E-Newsletter Archive on our website where readers can peruse back issues. To visit the Archive, hover over the Resources tab on our website and click on NOFA-NH E-Newsletter. Enjoy!

 

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NOFA-NH's 2019 Spring Bulk Order is Open!

NOFA-NH's annual Spring Bulk Order is a discounted, collective buying program for organic farming and gardening supplies. Shop Online or Order by Mail now through February 28, 2019.

 

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Register for NOFA-NH's Winter Conference: Early Bird Discount Ends February 1, 2019

Join us for our 17th annual Winter Conference on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Merrimack Valley High School in Concord, NH, for all-day workshops, organic meals, book signings, the Green Market Fair, and an evening Keynote Presentation by, Ben Hartman, farmer and author of The Lean Farm.

Register before February 1st and receive 20% off regular ticket prices!

Learn more about becoming a Sponsor for this spectacular event!

 

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Save the Date for NOFA-NH's Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series

Join NOFA-NH Board Member and master gardener Ron Christie for 10 workshops this spring at Nashua High School North. Topics include vegetable garden planning, healthy soil, container and raised bed gardening, a four-season harvest, and more! Classes begin on March 6, 2019.

 

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Apply to Participate in the Farm Share Program

Are you certified organic, a member of NOFA-NH and have a CSA? If so, apply to participate in our Farm Share Program for financial assistance providing a subsidized farm share to limited-income individuals and families. Applications due February 15, 2019.

 

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Volunteer Farmer Needed for State Committee Overseeing the Health of NH's Rivers

NOFA-NH is seeking to nominate a volunteer representative to the New Hampshire Rivers Management Advisory Committee (RMAC). RMAC advises on river management throughout the state. This is a great opportunity to protect NH’s precious waterways at the state level and through local farming practices!

 

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Apply for the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund

The MFC Farm Fund's mission is to support local farmers in increasing sustainable food production and wholesale sales to contribute to a thriving local farm economy. This year, $18,000 is available for local farmers! Applications due February 1, 2019.

 

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Marketing Success for Produce Farmers

The Cheshire County Conservation District and Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition, in partnership with FamilyFarmed and the USDA, are presenting a free, 2-day Forum focused on Marketing Success for Produce Farmers at Stonewall Farm. The forum will be facilitated by Atina Diffley on February 4th and 7th. Registration is required.

 

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ORIS Seeks a Farm Production Specialist

The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) is seeking to hire a part-time Farm Production Specialist for its New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) to assist in overseeing two incubator farm sites that provide land-based training and opportunities for new Americans to grow food.

 

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"The Bullish Farmer" Film & Food Night

Save the date for Seacoast Permaculture's screening of the documentary film "The Bullish Farmer" on February 24, 2019 from 5 - 8 PM at the Waysmeet Center in Durham, NH. The evening will begin with the film, followed by a potluck & discussion. Donations welcome.

 

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Apply for the Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship

Would your child like to explore his or her interest in farms or gardening this summer? The Monadnock Localvores' Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship connects young people with agriculture and the natural world around them in hopes of inspiring the next generation of local farmers & local food supporters. NOFA-NH is proud to participate by providing NOFA-NH Membership.

 

Applications due March 31, 2019

Why Sustainable Agriculture Should Support a Green New Deal

In a recent article, Elizabeth Henderson of NOFA-NY shared her thoughts on how sustainable agriculture can support a Green New Deal. “For the food system to be sustainable, we must balance the interests of farmers and farm workers while constantly expanding access to local high quality organic foods for more and more people of all income levels, comprehensive domestic fair trade by definition.”

 

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A Growing Matter: Soil Grown vs Hydroponic Organics Explained

Cornucopia’s Executive Director Mark Kastel explains why hydroponic produce should not be labeled “organic” in his Facebook Live video. Hydroponic crops are grown in a liquid fertilizer solution with roots in water or inert planting media rather than in soil. Stewarding soil fertility prevents nutrient run-off, provides balanced nutrition for plants, captures carbon, and positively cycles water in the biosphere. 

 

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Who Owns the Land? Report on Agricultural Land Ownership by Race/Ethnicity

Rural America published a report detailing the ownership and control of agricultural lands in the U.S. Based largely on the findings of the USDA’s 1999 Agricultural Economics and Land Ownership Survey, the report found that “of all private U.S. agricultural land, Whites accounted for 96% of the owners, 97% of the value, and 98% of the acres. Nonetheless, four minority groups (Blacks, American Indians, Asians and Hispanics) own over 25 million acres of agricultural land, valued at over $44 billion."

 

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Meet Our Members: Introducing Dave Trumble and Good Earth Farm

NOFA-NH's knowledgeable and passionate members make our organization great. That's why NOFA-NH offers our members with farms and farm-related businesses eligibility to be featured in the 'Meet Our Members' column in our e-news.  Each month, we make our community a little closer by introducing you to someone new. Featured members are chosen by random lottery. 

 

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Welcome New & Returning Members

Thank you to our NOFA-NH Members who became new members and renewed their membership in December 2018 & January 2019.

 

Renewing Members: Good Earth Farm, Hungry Bear Farm and Kroka Expeditions

 

New Members: ReGenerative Roots Association

Classifieds

Kroka Expeditions is Seeking a Farm Manager

 

Kroka Expeditions is seeking a dynamic farmer-educator to join our team. Our diversified farm is comprised of 30 acres of pasture, hay fields and gardens amidst a beautiful 100-acre campus. Livestock includes dairy cows, laying hens, and a draft horse. Our gardens produce a variety of greens, root crops, fruit and berries to feed 1,000 students who join Kroka’s programs annually. The farm is managed by two full-time farmer-educators and aided by apprentices, staff and students. Working in a close-knit team our farmers plan and execute food production and farm education while caring for the land and the animals.

 

Click here for more information and to apply.

 

WANTED TO BUY: 1-3 Acres 20 Miles of Antrim

Bear Tree Zendo, a local Zen group, needs a small piece of land (one to three acres) within twenty miles of Antrim to build a small local meditation hall (zendo). Woods, field, old pasture, going back to trees, etc. Quiet essential. Continued use arrangement, hay or sugaring possible. Call 603-748-5006 and leave a message.

 

NOFA-NH Members may post 1 free Classified per month on our Classifieds page and in this newsletter. Not yet members may post a Classified in the e-news and on our website for $45 per Classified per month. To inquire about this program and to share your Classified with our community, please contact info@nofanh.org.

Upcoming Events

January 18 - 20: NOFA-NY Winter Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

January 26 - 27: NOFA-NJ Winter Conference, New Brunswick, NJ

 

February 1: Early Bird Deadline, NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord, NH

 

February 1 -2: NH Farm and Forest Exposition, Manchester, NH

 

February 4th & 7th: Marketing Success for Produce Farmers, Keene, NH

 

Friday, February 15: Farm Share Program Application Deadline

 

February 17 - 19: NOFA-VT Winter Conference, Burlington, VT

 

Sunday, February 24: Film and Food Night: The Bullish Farmer, Durham, NH

 

Thursday, February 28: Bulk Order Deadline

 

February 27 - 28: Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing and Trade Show, Sturbridge, MA

 

Tuesday, March 12: NOFA-NH Board Meeting, Concord, NH

 

Saturday, March 16: NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord, NH

 

 

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