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 

Virtual Workshops:

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.

Register HERE.