Entries by Dina Brewster

Improving Pollinator Habitat at Home: A Two-Part Online Event

NOFA MASS brings us this timely 2 part Online learning opportunity featuring pollinators: Do you want to create a garden that is inviting, and nourishing, for people, and pollinators alike?  In this workshop with Dan Jaffe, co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens and longtime ecological horticulturist, we will focus on successful methods for […]

For Farmers: 2 Masks Available per Employee

The State of CT and the Connecticut Business Association are preparing to distribute free face masks to essential small businesses (farms!) that have fewer than 50 employees.  The masks should be distributed in the coming week by the municipality in which the business is located. Click here to apply for this 2 masks each for […]

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Winter Seed Saving for Kids

Sefra Alexandra, from CT NOFA’s Ecotype Project, taught the basics of seed exploration/seed hunting with the February kids camp at Wakeman Town Farm. After discovering seeds in our everyday foods, the group went on a walk through the pollinator garden, discussing the importance of native plants to bugs and how to save/ clean/ broadcast seed […]

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 […]