The Summer Conference represents the mission of the NOFA Interstate Council, which is to advocate for and educate on organic agriculture, small-scale farming and homesteading in rural, suburban and urban areas, agricultural justice and other related policy issues. The NOFA Summer Conference Coordinator oversees all aspects of the conference, acting as the supervisor of the ten person Summer Conference Committee.
Through education and advocacy NOFA/Mass promotes organic agriculture to expand the production and availability of nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet. The NOFA/Mass Policy Director has overall responsibility for organizational advocacy.
CHAT focus is on health promotion, health policy and engaging the community at local, state and national levels about issues of public health relating to health promotion, disease prevention and management. CHAT is comprised of Tufts graduate students in health related fields. For more about CHAT, visit: http://sites.tufts.edu/chat/ and www.facebook.com/CHATufts . CHAT will provide snacks and a chance to learn more about the first official student group in the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Program!
Event will be held 4-6pm in Jarharis Cafe/Courtyard
Curious about local food production here in Massachusetts? Interested in visiting a working farm? Join Friends of MetroFuture at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln! Explore the farm and field area and hear from a teacher naturalist about the challenges involved in growing and raising food locally and on a large scale. Learn about the energy, quality of life, and ecological issues surrounding the food industry, including genetically modified food, land use, and management. Make sure to dress appropriately as there will be some walking on dirt trails outdoors. This is an all-weather event and it requires a fee of $9.25 per person that goes to Mass Audubon. (Photo Credit: Drumlin Farm).
10a.m.-12p.m. on August 3.
Directions and Parking Information are here.
Calling all foodies, artisan craft food devotees, craft brew fans, localvores, brew hobbyists, nano-brewers, and micro-brewers and the curious-minded.
Join us for our third Local Craft Brew event and first event highlighting the pairing local brews with local ingredients. Come learn, explore, socialize, and network with more than 20 brewers and local food artisans and enjoy 3 hours of tastings of local craft beer, wine, cider, and mead. While you celebrate local brews, you can savor live music by local musicians at this lovefest of all things good and local.
Hyper-Local Craft Brew will showcase local craft brewers and highlight, celebrate and local promote brews made with locally sourced ingredients, including hops, barley, wheat, fruit and many other local items used for flavoring–herbs, teas, coffees, chocolates, honey and more. During this event, you will also have a chance to talk with our local brewers and purchase local wine, directly from our local vintners.
Bottled Wine will be available for sale from local vintners.
Food will be on sale by local vendors for $5.00 or less.
Spread the word, tell your friends, and get your tickets early because we plan to sell out.