Programs & Events
NOFA-NH offers a variety of programs throughout the year: Winter Conference, Spring Bulk Order, Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series, the Farm Share Program, and a variety of educational film screenings and panel discussions.
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20th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference
Our 20th annual Winter Conference, Collaboration & Self-Reliance: Building a Stronger NH Food System, will be held virtually from February 6-12, 2022. Join supporters of the local, organic movement to learn from experts and think critically about the future our food system in the Granite State as we anticipate the arrival of spring and our next growing season.
Spring Bulk Order
NOFA-NH's annual Spring Bulk Order is a collective buying program for organic farming and gardening supplies. The 2022 store is now live! Thank you to our host pick-up sites: Belletetes, Country Three Corners, and Spaulding Industrial complex.
Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series
NOFA-NH's "Feeding the Family" Organic Gardening Workshop Series offers tips for new and experienced gardeners seeking to feed themselves and their families. Learn about garden planning, permaculture principles, fruit and nut trees, raising chickens, container gardening, and backyard herbs in 6 online workshops from February to May 2022!
NOFA-NH Farm Share Program
The Farm Share Program connects low-income NH individuals, families, and seniors with certified organic NOFA-NH member farms to provide them with reduced cost community supported agriculture (CSA) shares consisting of a season's worth of local, fresh farm products. Since 2017, 13 certified organic partners have provided discounted CSA shares to 140+ low-income NH residents.
The CRAFT* of Farming
Our CRAFT Program provides learning and networking opportunities for farmers, aspiring farmers, farm workers, and food-aware members of the public. NOFA-NH offered six tours at organic farms around the state in August and September 2021.
NOFA-NH partners with Seacoast NH Permaculture to host a book study for members in the winter and early spring months. The goal of this program is to expand our knowledge and understanding of topics relating to organic farming and permaculture and to provide a space for members of our communities to connect with one another.
NH Feeding NH
In the spring of 2020, NOFA-NH partnered with the NH Food Bank, NH Farm Bureau, and NH Food Alliance to create a program providing locally grown food to those in need. This program connects food pantries with local farmers in their area to create partnerships and provide them with the funding to purchase more produce, fruit, dairy protein and more.
NOFA Summer Conference
The NOFA Summer Conference is a dynamic and diverse gathering of people working at the intersections of organic agriculture and gardening, food justice, land management, education, carbon sequestration, environment and health. This event is organized by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, an affiliation of seven state chapters (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont).
Film Screenings & Panel Discussions
NOFA-NH periodically hosts both in-person and virtual film screenings and panel discussions. In November 2020, we hosted a virtual discussion with leaders from around the state and region to explore specific ways that localized, organic, regenerative growing and eating can contribute to the repair of unjust social structures, personal health, and the environment that sustains us.
Education & Activism
NOFA-NH is dedicated to building a community of organic food activists and educated consumers to help support New Hampshire's local organic farming community. Organic farming is important to creating a sustainable future because the practices of organic agriculture help to reverse climate change, restore vitality to the soil, and build healthy communities for all living creatures.
We recognize that more resources and greater education is needed to help farmers, gardeners, and consumers learn to work together to build a support network. In an age of industrial agriculture, we're working to re-establish a shared sense of pride and participation in a community-based food system that links local farmers with local consumers, and rewards them both equally.
NOFA & Community Events Calendar
January 17 - February 11 — NH Workplace Racial Equity Learning Challenge (NHBSR)
February 6-12 — NOFA-NH's 20th Annual Winter Conference
February 6 — Real Organic Symposium, Day 2 (Real Organic Project)
February 7 — Monthly Min Till Farmers Call (NOFA/Mass)
February 17 — NOFA-NH Farm Bill Listening Session
February 17 — Farm to School Webinar Series: Farm to School in New Hampshire (NH Farm to School)
February 22 — Organic Gardening Series, Class #1: Vegetable Garden Planning
February 28 — NOFA-NH Bulk Order Deadline
March 8 — Organic Gardening Series, Class #2: Cultivating Fruit & Nut Trees
March 14 — Farm to School Webinar Series: Garden and Classroom Connections (NH Farm to School)
March 22 — Organic Gardening Series, Class #3: Incorporating Permaculture Principles Into Your Garden
March 24 — Farm to School Webinar Series: School Composting: The Basics and What to Consider (NH Farm to School)
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