NEWS FROM MAC
Next Workshop – “Family Owned Dairy Farms”
NEW DATE: THURSDAY, June 28, 9 AM-3 PM
Tully Farms, 291 Fletcher St., Dunstable
See what it is like to grow up on a dairy farm, worked continuously for generations.
How do the farmers maintain the history of the farm while adding ideas to make the farm more profitable?
How has Grange membership influenced farm life?
Are there careers in farming? Can you incorporate dairy lessons into your curriculum?
Join us at this successful dairy farm, see the results, taste the milk, and take home some lessons.
$50.00 registration fee includes Breakfast Snack & Locally Sourced Lunch.
Register now for Tully Farms Workshop at its NEW DATE.
Send in those Calendar Lessons! Deadline is June 1.
You know you have wonderful ideas about using the “Celebrating The Seasons of Massachusetts” Calendar!
Don’t keep them to yourself…enter the contest. Send in a lesson you use with your class.
The calendar has such great agricultural pictures, Fun Facts, and Teaching Tips – What have you done with them?
You could win and receive $50.00, your Teaching Tip in the 2019 calendar, and your lesson on our website!
Or, take some agricultural photos right now & enter them into the Photo Contest. Deadline is June 1.
Submit your photos for the 2019 Calendar to www.massnrc.org/calendar
The calendar is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom (MAC). Proceeds from the Calendar help with MAC’s programs.
MORE MAC WORKSHOPS!
All workshops are from 9:00-3:00 and include Breakfast Snack & Lunch.
”Growing for Others and Improving Your Garden”
Tuesday, July 17 – Community Harvest Project, 37 Wheeler Rd, North Grafton
This amazing non-profit farm depends on volunteer help and donates all food grown.
You will learn about field trip opportunities for your class, team, or scout troop.
You will try hands-on gardening activities and learn more about
Plant selections, food issues and hunger within our state.
All this, in an air-conditioned barn!
Ecomachine: Bringing Nature Back to the Classroom
Wednesday, August 1 – Fisherville Mill, 60 Main St.,South Grafton
Visit the innovative Fisherville Mill Ecomachine and return to your school inspired to create one in your classroom.
The ecomachine in South Grafton uses plants and mushrooms to clean water in a section of the Blackstone canal.
It was designed by noted environmentalist John Todd.
Record your own virtual field trip to share with your students.
This workshop will address topics in: biology, chemistry, natural history, bioremediation, ecology & environmental science.
More details at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/sites/graftonma/files/uploads/todd_ecomachine.pdf
Attend 2 workshops within a year and receive 10 PDP’s without submitting a lesson
REGISTER AT www.aginclassroom.org