Entries by Dina Brewster

Bulk Order Due Date Extended to Feb 9

The NOFA Bulk Order was one of the very first programs of NOFA, the parent organization of all of the NOFA State Chapters. It began in 1971 with a bulk order of rock phosphate for organic growers. Today, many state chapters run their own bulk orders, and NOFA/Mass organizes the Tri-State Order on behalf of […]

A visit to NYC Greenbelt Native Plant Nursery

The Ecotype Project visited the NYC Greenbelt Native Plant Nursery this week in Staten Island. This special nursery is also home to the Midatlantic Regional Seed Bank, an extraordinary collection of the seed of native plants growing from Virginia to New York.  Nothing like this exists in the Northeast… yet… These folks are the true […]

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Life in the “dead” of winter – High Tunnels alive and well in CT

An update from NOFA’s technical consultant and “embedded” reporter, Monique Bosch During this ‘dormant’ time of year, it’s refreshing to see cold season crops flourishing in high tunnels across the state. Some of the healthiest food we’ve seen this winter have been in high tunnels that are practicing ‘no-till.’  Let’s take a tour together above, […]

No-Till Field Day at Sub Edge Farm

Join us for a fall field day focused on no-till and cover crop methods, to include a presentation by Julie Fine of Johnny Selected Seeds as well as field demonstrations of no-till equipment, and a farm tour of Sub Edge Farm. We’ll also analyze soil samples with Monique Bosch and Justin Hawrysh of Wiggle Room. […]

Creating “The Ecotype Project”

 Pollinator Health & Habitat under Threat The news of the “insect apocalypse” has made it into main-stream media, and an article in the New York Times last November shook many of its readers. We all can recognize when we look out at our farms and gardens that our successes, indeed for some of us our livelihoods, […]