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All about organic farming, sustainability and food systems for everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown. Brought to you by the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

NOFA/Mass podcast NOFA/Mass

    • Education
    • 4.6, 8 Ratings

All about organic farming, sustainability and food systems for everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown. Brought to you by the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

    Season 3. Ep. 4. Native Plants for Pollinators!

    Season 3. Ep. 4. Native Plants for Pollinators!

    This week on the NOFA/Mass Podcast we are talking about how to get your garden space buzzing with native plants that attract and support our favorite little buddies pollinators! Caro is back as my co-host to chat with me about bringing in native plants and her experience with growing them. We will also interview Dan Jaffe, author of the book Native Plants for New England Gardens, all about why we should be planting the plants that grow naturally in our regions. We also have a call to action, so stay tuned! 
    Special thanks to the New England Biolabs Foundation for their support for this podcast and our North Shore Pollinators Project

    • 51 min
    Season 3. Ep. 3. Getting Nutty!

    Season 3. Ep. 3. Getting Nutty!

    This week on the NOFA/Mass podcast we are going to get Nutty! Chesnuts that is! Caro Roszell is back as my co-host and we will be talking about the carbon sequestration possibilities of growing food from trees. Then we chat with Jono Niger about his farm Big River Chestnuts and his experience with markets, establishment strategies, integration with other crops and livestock and more. Plus another great question for our expert homesteaders in the ask a homesteader segment!   

    • 46 min
    Season 3. Ep 2. Cows we loved!

    Season 3. Ep 2. Cows we loved!

    This week on the NOFA/mass podcast we are going to be talking about how having a heard of heifers doesn’t have to hurt the soil. My co-host Suzy and I will discuss our experiences with grazing animals, remembering the cows we have loved! Then we will interview Sara Flack author of The Art and Science of Grazing. We will also be introducing a new segment “Homestead advice” where your questions are answered by some of the most experienced homesteaders in the commonwealth!

    • 53 min
    Season 3. Ep. 1. Glyphosate Stories

    Season 3. Ep. 1. Glyphosate Stories

    We are back for season 3 and this week on the NOFA Mass podcast we are going to be talking about glyphosate the ingredient in Roundup that has been making headlines and ending Monsanto in court. With my cohost Grant, we will discuss his personal journey with this harsh chemical that finds its way into our lives and then we will interview Carey Gillam author of White Wash and this years' Winter Conference keynote speaker. Plus, we play how many workshops can Lydia name in 30 seconds!

    • 52 min
    Season 2 Ep 12. HUMANURE

    Season 2 Ep 12. HUMANURE

    This week on the NOFA/Mass podcast it’s a total shit show! I mean for real, we are talking all things poop, turds and more as Caro and I discuss the process of making compost from our own waste. We gross-out and nerd-out on this topic and then get to interview the author of the groundbreaking book The Humanure Handbook Joe Jenkins on how he came to be the expert on excrement.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 2. Ep. 11 Setting Up Your Space!

    Season 2. Ep. 11 Setting Up Your Space!

    This week we are going to be thinking about the setup, the beginning, the planning… of your garden or homesteading space! My co-host Anna Gilbert-Muhammad and I will discuss how we have thought about setting up garden and farm spaces in the past. Starting at conceptualizing all the way to our blunders in implementation. Then we will talk to permaculture expert and author Ben Falk about how he set up his farm and tips he can offer for people just starting out as well as folks who have been at it for eva.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Farm4ever ,

Good Farmy Fun

I love this podcast fo it's mix of fun conversation and great interviews. Glad that there are new segments like "ask the homesteader" and Lydia's jokes and good humor give me a chuckle

Tesky02 ,

Is this a sitcom or a podcast?

There’s a lot of farming and homesteading podcasts out there. Hosts usually are experienced or do their homework to prep. It’s a bit confounding to listen to 20 minutes of a host talking about what they don’t know about bees and THEN have the beekeeper on. Just start (and end) with the guest, please.

WMassCarrots ,

Lydia is hilarious and charming!

Great podcast for folks in the New England food and farming scene, or who want to know the latest on the NOP, policy updates about bills that impact farmers and eaters, and interviews with movers & shakers on the small organic food scene.

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