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Saturday April 09 2011 - NOFA/Mass Statewide Organic Lawn Workshops

Register NOW for an "Organic Lawns for Homeowners" workshop near you! NOFA/Mass Statewide Organic Lawn Days - Organic Lawns for Homeowners workshop series - will take place April 7 and 9, 2011 at the following locations: Stockbridge, New Bedford, Ayer, Arlington, Hyannis, Natick, Newburyport, Stoneham, Northampton, Pelham, Boylston and Danvers. Each workshop is three hours long and taught by a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Workshops are lecture-style with a hands-on component for those interested. Ayer and Stoneham events are being held at NOFA/Mass Organic Lawn Demonstration sites. Workshops are funded by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute of UMass Lowell. Workshop fee: $25 . For more information contact Kathy Litchfield at (413) 773-3830 or Kathy@nofamass.org.
NOFA/Mass Statewide Organic Lawn Days will take place at the following locations and times:

Thursday, April 7th

Stockbridge - Berkshire Botanical Gardens, 5 West Stockbridge Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262, 6-9 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP Rich Lassor of Nature Works Landcare.
New Bedford - The Coalition for Buzzards Bay, 114 Front Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, 5:30-8:30 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP Jessica Duphily Cook of Quintessential Gardens.

Saturday, April 9th

Arlington - Residence at 26 Kensington Pk. Arlington, MA 02476, 1-4 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP Frank Koll of GreenScapes Lawn & Garden Services.
Ayer - Sandy Pond Recreation Area, corner of Sandy Pond and Snake Hill Roads, Ayer, MA 01432, 9 a.m. to Noon, taught by NOFA AOLCP John Coppinger of Coppinger Co. The workshop will begin at the Ayer Town Hall at 1 Main St., then move to Sandy Pond.
Boylston - Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505, 10 am - 1 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP John Tycz of Go Organic LLC.
Danvers - Alfalfa Farm Winery, 267 Rowley Bridge Road, Topsfield, (hands-on component to be led at homeowners' residence at 12 Brentwood Circle, Danvers), 9 am - Noon, taught by NOFA AOLCP Curtis Dragon of Earth Landscape.
Hyannis - Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd., Hyannis, 1-4 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP Finbarr Phelan of Old Sod Landscaping.
Natick - Natick Community Organic Farm, 117 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760, 11am - 2 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP Peter DiClemente of Pure Lawns.
Newburyport - Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Tpke., Newburyport, MA 01950, 9 am - Noon, taught by NOFA AOLCP Javier Gil of J.Gil Organic Landscaping.
Northampton - Look Memorial Park, 300 North Main Street, Florence, MA 01062, 1-4 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP Bernadette Giblin of SafeGround Organic Landcare.
Pelham - Pelham Public Library, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham, MA 01002, Noon - 3 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP Navid Hatfield of Pioneer Valley Organics.
Stoneham - Stoneham Public Library and Town Common Center Circle,431 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180, 11 am - 2 pm, taught by NOFA AOLCP Michael Murray of Organic Soil Solutions, Inc.
For more information or to register for any of the workshops, please contact Kathy Litchfield at (413) 773-3830 or Kathy@nofamass.org . Online registration is also available at www.nofamass.org.
Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter, Inc.
NOFA/Mass is a community including farmers, gardeners, landscapers and consumers working to educate members and the general public about the benefits of local organic systems based on complete cycles, natural materials, and minimal waste for the health of individual beings, communities and the living planet.

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