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NOFA Podcast

Mar 31, 2021

In this episode, I interview Jim Schultz of Red Shirt Farm to discuss backyard birding on a small to medium scale. Jim helps us get started skilfully and gives us insights on what to be prepared for in caring for birds for the long haul. 

Jim Schultz runs Red Shirt Farm with his wife Annie. Red Shirt Farm is a small...


Feb 26, 2021

In this episode I interview Kate Whelley McCabe of the Vermont Evaporator Company.  We dive into the world of maple syrup making at a hobby level. If you’ve been curious about what it takes to tap trees and make your own maple syrup, Kate’s practical approach will fill you in on how simple and rewarding an...


Jan 30, 2021

In this episode we drop into five workshop sessions from our recent Winter Conference for quick bits of wisdom and insight. 

Laura Davis runs Long Life Farm in Sunderland Mass and is a Soil Technical Assistant with NOFA/Mass.  Her workshop was titled, Exploring The Outer Limits Post Soil Test.

Apollo Catala is the...


Dec 31, 2020

In this session I talk to Julia Agron of NOSHA, who demystifies the botany, history, culture, and policy of hemp production in the Northeast. We also take a deep dive into the complexities of Massachusetts specifically, which has the tightest regulations on hemp production, and then discuss how to support local...


Dec 22, 2020

In this episode we speak with Connor Stedman from AppleSeed Permaculture to discuss the ecological benefits of hedgerow usage across the landscape and envision a plan that extends beyond farm boundaries to a watershed level of application.

Connor Stedman is Principal and lead designer with AppleSeed Permaculture and a...