Presented by the Massachusetts State Grange Roots Initiative and Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom. Workshops provided with sponsorships from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, The Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board.
MAC CONFERENCES & Workshops
Annually, Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom sponsors conferences or days of continuing education across Massachusetts connecting educators, community, farmers and other stakeholders in a day long conversation on integrating agriculture in to the classroom.
We plan to continue virtual workshops of 1-1.5 hours , FREE, and do not offer PDP's for the short time.
When appropriate , we will also have outdoor farm based on site workshops with opportunity for PDP
Completed Summer workshops: Beekeeping is the Bee's Knees! , Pamper Yourself with Herbs
Meet a Cranberry Growing Family - October
Meet the McCaffrey Family, two generations growing cranberries at Spring Rain Farm and Old Earth Orchards in East Taunton. COMPLETED
MEET A TURKEY FARMER - November
Tricia May and her family concentrate on raising animals for meat on Spring Ridge farm in Boylston. What is it like to be a woman farmer? What is unique about raising turkeys Why purchase your Thanksgiving turkey locally? Completed
MEET AN APPLE FARMER- LEARN ABOUT PRUNING - December
Susan Conant, orchard manager the Community Harvest Project at Prospect Hill Orchard in Harvard will teach you about the proper way to prune any apple trees planted in your school garden or home. Completed
FIBER AND FEELINGS - Ways to incorporate SEL with an agricultural lesson
January 13, 6:30 PM, ZOOM. Learn about sheep and alpaca farms in Massachusetts and use a fiber/felting hands-on activity for social emotional learning. Register by January 7 in order for your fiber kit to be mailed to you prior to the workshop.