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Transition to Organic Partnership Program: Astarte Farm Field Walk

Event date/time: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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Event location: 
Astarte Farm
123 West St, Hadley, MA, 01035

Transition to Organic Parternship Program Workshop Series

Are you looking to increase or improve your organic growing methods? Join UMass Extension and NOFA/Mass as we review and elaborate on growing organically and up to certification standards!

A mixture of in-person and online technical assistance events will be hosted throughout 2024 on the behalf of the Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP). To learn more about the UMass & NOFA/Mass programming, check out the NOFA/Mass TOPP web page. To learn more about the national TOPP program, visit

These workshops are intended for commercial vegetable and small fruit growers.

Astarte Twilight Meeting

Join Astarte Farm, the UMass Extension Vegetable Program and NOFA/Mass for a twilight meeting!

  • Ellen Drews and Dan Pratt from Astarte Farm will lead a tour of the farm, highlighting pollinator habitat that they've installed. 

  • Hannah Whitehead, UMass Extension Educator, will talk about the benefits of pollinator habitat for organic farmers.

  • Sarah Berquist, UMass Lecturer and cut flower farmer, will discuss the flowers that she grows at Astarte.

Presentations 4-6 pm, followed by a light supper.

1 pesticide recertification credit is available for this program.

Contact's name: 
Hannah Whitehead
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123 West St Hadley MA

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