On Wednesday, Farmland Coordinator Becca Weaver left the office to venture out to New Lands Farm, run by Lutheran Social Services (LSS), to teach their program participants about pest management. The workshop participants were refugees and two translators were present to interpret the lesson into Nepalese and Swahili. The program at New Lands Farm has expanded in recent years and on Wednesday there were over 30 participants who came to learn to identify common New England vegetable pests and about the best control methods to protect their delicious vegetables. These talented growers, now armed with row cover and Surround, are more prepared for the challenges of agriculture in Massachusetts.
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