- July 22 Christmas Tree "Growers' Gathering"- 9:00 am-noon - Davagian Tree Farm, Sutton. Hosted by Greg and Jan Davagian.A meeting where growers can informally gather and share their accumulated knowledge about growing Christmas trees. This first "Growers' Gathering" will not be a formal program... it's a chance for everyone to give and receive information, and to share and discuss ideas and methods. By holding it in July as opposed to June, there will be trees to shear – a great topic to start with. If you would like to demonstrate your method, bring your preferred tools and the Davagians will provide the trees! Dave Radebaugh will give a lesson on how to calibrate a backpack sprayer. Any other topics of interest can be brought up and discussed, such as planting, fertilizing and insect control. Bring your questions, thoughts, problems, and solutions that have worked for you. More here: Coffee and goodies will be provided in the morning, and there will be lunch available at the close of the gathering. Open to all. Details here: www.christmas-trees.org/
- August 11 - 13
Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference - Hampshire College, Amherst. Workshops * Exhibitors * Children's Conference * Music * Dance * Country Fair - Three-day, solutions-oriented celebration of the grassroots organic movement. Gardeners, farmers, growers and food-lovers from across the Northeast will again share their inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and beyond. 130+ workshops and sessions on everything from soil health and food preservation to mushrooms, bees and food activism.Check out the full organic spread: www.nofasummerconference.org/2017program/
- August 26
Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association's Annual Meeting - 9:00-3:00pm - Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm, LLC, East Bridgewater
Hosted by Matt and Megan Krugger. Details here.