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NOFA Podcast

May 11, 2022

In this episode I am joined again by our NOFA/Mass Soil Tech Coordinator, Ruben Parilla. We interview Yoko Takemura of Assawaga Farm in Putnam, CT. This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture...


May 4, 2022

In this episode I am joined again by my NOFA/Mass colleague, Soil Health Projects Manager, Christine Manuck. We interview Meryl Latronica, Director of Farm Operations at Just Roots in Greenfield, MA. We continue our conversations with farmers working within our Compaction Mitigation grant as a collaboration with an MDAR...


Apr 25, 2022

In this episode we’re drawing more highlights from our annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference that happened remotely in January 2022. First we join Natural Farmer, Marco Thomas for an introduction to the Natural Farming technique of collecting of Indigenous Micro Organisms (IMOs).  Then, we join Richard Robinson of...


Apr 18, 2022

In this episode I am joined by our NOFA/Mass Soil Tech Coordinator, Ruben Parilla. We interview soil scientist, Dr. Justin Richardson, from University of Massachusetts Amherst, about the state of the invasive Jumping Worm in the Northeast. 

Dr. Justin Richardson is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at UMass Amherst...


Apr 4, 2022

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference Highlight - Seed Sovereignty Means Land Sovereignty

In this episode we’re drawing highlights from our Round Table discussion on Seed Sovereignty at this year’s annual NOFA/Mass winter conference. 

You will hear two inspiring opening statements that preceded the discussion from...