July 10 - Mass. Fruit Growers’ Association Annual Summer Meeting, UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin Street, Belchertown, MA. 10am - 3pm. For more information, and to pre-register, click here.
July 14 - Honey Bee Education Day at State Apiaries - Topic: Pests, Parasites and Pathogen Detection - Danvers and Amherst. Details here.
July 17 - MAC Educator Workshop - Growing for Others and Improving Your Garden - Community Harvest Project, North Grafton - 9-3pm. Details here.
July 19 - MA Food Policy Council Meeting - Details here.
July 24 - Twilight Mtg - Organic Weed Management - 4 to 7pm, Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St., North Easton. Details here.
July 26 - Down to Earth: Annual Summer Conference & Trade Show - Wachusett Mtn, Princeton. Unique Massachusetts industry summer meeting and trade show. The meeting will offer something for everyone. Whether it is the NEW Hort Olympics, the innovative exhibits, hands-on demonstrations or cutting-edge education, exhibitors and attendees are sure to find what they are looking for at this years' conference. More here.
August 1 - MAC Educator Workshop - "Ecomachine: Bringing Nature Back to the Classroom", Fisherville Mill, South Grafton - 9-3pm. Details here.
August 10 - 12 - 44th Annual NOFA Summer Conference - Hampshire College, Amherst. This immersive annual gathering is an opportunity to come together as the regional organic community from the seven NOFA states – NY, NJ, VT, MA, RI, NH, CT. The conference is a three day event packed with amazing education programming for adults and children, an array of fun spirited activities and the opportunity to be nourished by the collective wisdom and knowledge of decades of farming, gardening and activism. Details here.
August 11 - Honey Bee Education Day at State Apiaries - Topic: Fall Management Part 1 - Danvers and Amherst. Details here.
August 14 - UMass Ext. Vegetable Program Research Tour and Round Table - 4-7pm - UMass Crop and Animal Research and Education Farm, South Deerfield. Research presentations will be followed by dinner and a round table discussion. Details here.
August 21 - Annual Tomato Contest - Boston Public Mkt - Details here.
August 28 - Twilight Mtg - Reduced Tillage and Transplanters for Vegetable Farmers - 4-7pm - Ward’s Berry Farm, Sharon. Host: Jim Ward. Soil Heath and more. Details here.
September 8 - Honey Bee Education Day at State Apiaries - Topic: Fall Management Part 2 - Danvers and Amherst. Details here.
September 15 - Christmas Tree Annual Meeting - 9 am - 3 pm, Chestnut Mountain Tree Farm, Hatfield. Details here.
September 20 - Massachusetts Day at the Big E - contact Phu.Mai@state.ma.us.