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Attend our Meetings
The Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems work group meets during the break out sessions at CAN’s monthly meetings, the 4th Monday of the month. Additionally, the group alternates between Northampton and Amherst on the third Monday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm. Please join us for one of our upcoming meetings:
- September 16 – Northampton
- October 21 – Amherst
- November 18 – Northampton
- December 16 – Amherst
- Amherst meetings will take place at the Bangs Center (70 Boltwood Walk)
Free parking available after 6pm in underground parking garage next to Bangs Center.
- Northampton meetings will take place at the Lathrop Community Room (1 Shallowbrook Drive)
Look for entrance to The Lathrop Community on the right off Bridge Rd. Parking is available at The Meeting House in the middle of the campus on the right.
Calls to Action
Bills currently being considered in the Massachusetts legislature:
Bill H. 897 (An Act relative to forest protection) — Read more about the bill.
Call or email your state representative and ask them to support the following three bills that limit or eliminate the use of glyphosate:
H. 792 (An Act relative to the prohibition of the transfer or use of glyphosate in the Commonwealth)
S. 447 (An Act empowering towns and cities to protect residents and the environment from harmful pesticides)
S. 499 (An Act relative to the use of glyphosate on public lands)
Read more about these bills.
Bill S. 438/ H. 873 (An Act to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation within the Commonwealth) — Read more about the bill.
Schmid Healthy Soils Budget Amendment, #996 (Budget Amendment for $200K to fund the first year of a Healthy Soils Program) — Read more about this initiative.
Call the legislators of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture if you want to support this bill and call your state representative if you want to support funding for the Mass. Healthy Soils Program.
Current Campaigns and Projects
Education, Collaboration and Legislation
- Outreach Educational Programs/Workshops (Includes Intro Presentations/Road shows)
Contact: Ed Bourgeois and Lenore Bryck
- Pesticide Free Campaign (Glyphosate, Pollinator Habitat)
Contact: Carole Horowitz
- Forest Panels Dialogue
Contact: Susan Theberge
- Alliance Building/Collaborating (with NOFA, UMass, Sunrise, etc.)
- Healthy Soils Demo Plots/Combined Visibility Campaign
Contact: Tim Holcomb
- NOFA Conference Farmers Dialogue/World Cafe style
- Special Events/Arts
Visit the NOFA/Mass site where you’ll see helpful tips for action steps everyone can take to restore carbon to the soil and turn climate change around.