Soil Nutrient Workshop with Dan Kittredge (farmer and Director of Bionutrient Food Association)
We recently participated in our second Bionutrient workshop with Dan Kittredge in association with Northeast Organic Food Association (MA Chapter) and Project Bread (Boston), who are our partners in a study to document the effects of utilizing various minerals to increase the quality and amount of food we are able to produce in our main parcel on Hancock Street.
Staff members Ibrahim, Qamaria, Toussaint, and Anne were all in attendence, as well as other urban growers from from the surrounding areas, and farmers from as far away as Vermont and the North Shore (Massachusettts). Kristin Brennan (former Director of GTC, now Development Director with NOFA-MA) has been doing a tremendous job working with us on the project!
The study will be introduced to the general public during the NOFA Summer Conference at UMASS this summer. Stay tuned!
NEXT MARKET DATE: SATURDAY JAN. 13
GTC is participating in the NEW City Soul Winter Farmers Market on the second Saturday of each month December - March, from 10 - 2 at the Mason Square Library in Springfield (765 State St. - plenty of parking in back!)
January 13, February 10, March 10
PAY WITH SNAP AND DOUBLE YOUR SNAP DOLLARS THROUGH YOUR HIP BENEFIT!!!!
Earn from $40 - $80/month MORE depending on YOUR family size when you shop from a local farm......
GTC EATS! Winter Farm Shares still available! Get a monthly order of locally grown, organic vegetables for just $50/month or $200 for the season! Available Dec. - March. Click here to learn more and sign up for a share, or contact Market Manager Talib Toussaint at Toussaint@gardeningthecommunity.org
GTC is Hiring!!
Join our team - apply to be our new Development and Communications Manager! We are looking for someone who is passionate about GTC's work and mission as well as expanding community support and funding for GTC throughout Springfield and the region.
To apply and learn more click HERE. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through January 15.