Upcoming SEMAP Events

January 2013   

Calling all Growers, Artisan Food Producers, Chefs & Local Food Purchasers!
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm
187 Plymouth Ave., Fall River, MA 
(Durfee Mills, Bldg. #8)

Guest presentation:
'Growing Farmer Capacity' with Dorothy Suput, The Carrot Project
Free event! For 2013, SEMAP has partnered with The Carrot Project to increase their programmatic outreach, offering financial opportunities for farms through loan programs specific to Southeastern MA.
Don't miss out on...
  • Information for growers of all experience levels, including Beginner Farmers!
  • SEMAP's upcoming events and opportunities including Farmer Winter Potluck Series (RSVP)!
  • General Announcements including Contract Growing opportunities.
And, plenty of networking time for all!
As always, the  Annual Winter Networking Meeting is a free event that allows plenty of time for meeting new faces, catching up with old friends and sampling local food!  We will also have an opportunity to hear from Urban Acres Farm staff and president Brad Dean on their exciting new operation.
Questions? Contact Sarah Cogswell at scogswell@semaponline.org / 508-542-0434.



John Bunker of FEDCO Trees to present!



Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 
A Full Day of Workshops for Farmers, Families & Foodies
Bristol County Agricultural High School - Dighton, MA
135 Center Street, Dighton, MA - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Select workshops from 4 tracks: Farmer, Public, Organic and Youth

Over 18 workshops organized into four categories that offer a variety of opportunities to increase your farm and gardening know-how.  [VIEW UPDATED WORKSHOPS]

From organic cover crops and soil science to herbal remedies and backyard composting, SEMAP's Agriculture & Food Conference has it all! 
Bring the whole family! The Agriculture & Food Conference even has a Youth Track with workshops geared towards fun and encouraging experiences with vegetable farming and livestock. Beginner farmers and those aspiring to start their own garden or orchard will find information within our Farmer, Public and Organic Tracks including:  Heirloom Apples w/ John Bunker (FEDCO)Permaculture 101, "After the First Year" and Equipment Maintenance workshops.  
Plus, there's the traditional ALL-LOCAL lunch served to all conference attendees!
REGISTER for this event! Questions? Contact Kristen Irvin for more information.


Hope to see you there!


Sarah Cogswell
SEMAP Program Director