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The Town of Barre Massachusetts was founded in 1774 and is located in Worcester County almost exactly in the center of the state.

Barre has three separate villages and Barre residents feel that the town has one of the most beautiful town commons in Central Massachusetts. During the summer time band concerts are held there at the common.

The town is said to be at most lovely during the summer and fall season, so come and visit the town for yourself.

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Pastured Poultry Production
Scholarships are available for new farmers (those growing 10 or less years) who are active NOFA/Mass members. To apply please clickhere. We anticipate the workshop to fill up, pre-registration is recommended.; For more information contact Glenn Oliveira, Education Events Organizer, at or 774-678-9644. Description: In this workshop, Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge will show participants two ages of meat birds, two ages of layers, and brand new turkeys. Participants will learn about the management of these different types of poultry and their relationships to each other, the vegetable (2 acres) and fruit (1 acre) operation, and to the farms 8 pigs and 2 cows on this tightly organized and rotated farm system. They will discuss the role and opportunities available with poultry in Soil Carbon Restoration. The workshop covers feed, housing, pasturing, rotations with crops, sprouted grains, brooding, marketing, and finances. About the Instructor: Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge own and operate Many Hands Organic Farm, organically certified since 1987. They have been raising organic pastured poultry since 1984. They have been in the leadership of NOFA/Mass for the past 30 years. To Join Nofa/Mass goto

When: Aug 28, 2016 1 PM to Aug 28, 2016 4 PMin Barre, Massachusetts
Cost: 30 - 38 USD (Sun, 28 Aug 2016 13 )
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Age Limit: All Ages

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

When: Jun 10, 2016 12 PM in Barre, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12 )
Cocktail Cover Crops: Trials and Techniques
Description: Multi-species cover crop cocktails can create synergistic ecological benefits for your farm or garden - enhancing biodiversity, efficiently capturing and recycling nutrients, and sequestering carbon in the soil. This workshop will explore how to select, mix, and establish various cover crop mixtures. We will also discuss assessment and quantifying how your cover crop practices are impacting soil health. We will be using a acre fallow vegetable field at Many Hands Organic Farm for demonstration purposes. There will be four different multi-species cover crop trials growing on the farm at the time. During the workshop, Ray Archuleta and Brandon Smith from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) along with Masoud Hashemi from UMass Extension will conduct a number of visual and physical trials on the soil, as well as assess insect biodiversity. Julie Rawson, farm manager of Many Hands Organic Farm, will also demonstrate no-till techniques, including cover crop intercropping, use of wood chips, and green pathways and in the remaining 1 acres of vegetable land. There will have a potluck lunch open to all participants at noon prior to the workshop. About the Instructor: Brandon Smith is the Northeast Region Team Leader for the NRCS Soil Health Division. He has provided leadership on implementing soil health assessment and management planning through NRCS programs to other Northeast NRCS and external partners in the regions varied production systems. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell in 2006 and a M.S. and B.S. from the University of New Hampshire. He has extensive experience with mineral nutrition and root nutrient uptake mechanisms, pH and micronutrient interactions, organic production, cover cropping, and conservation tillage approaches. Ray Archuleta is a Conservation Agronomist at the NRCS East National Technology Center, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ray teaches soil health and the principles of agroecology throughout the country. He has 25 years of experience with the Natural Resources Conservation Service working in New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon, and now in North Carolina and has held the following positions: Soil Conservation technician, Soil Conservationist, Nutrient/Irrigation Specialist, Water Quality Project Manager, District Conservationist, and Area Agronomist. Masoud Hashemi is associate professor at UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture. His research activities are mainly focused on the sustainability of farming systems through diversified cropping systems. He is particularly interested in integrating cover crops to enhance nutrient recovery and recycling, weed suppression, and improving general soil health. Julie Rawson, executive director of NOFA/Mass, has been farming all her life, raising all certified organic vegetables on 1-2 acres for the past 30 years. Her farm has recently gone no-till. To Join Nofa/Mass goto

When: Jul 25, 2016 1 PM to Jul 25, 2016 5 PMin Barre, Massachusetts
Cost: 38 - 50 USD (Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13 )
City Of Guards Basketball Presents #WhoYouGot 2
Last summer was the first annual #WhoYouGot 1 on 1 tournament which featured 16 local players ranging from professional players to Division 3 All Americans.All players were Western Mass Alumni. The event was held at the prestigious Basketball Hall of Fame under the watching eyes of basketball legends. #WhoYouGot attracted more than 150 people who watched Alex Lovejoy take home the first ever 1 on 1 championship. This year #WhoYouGot 2 will have a play in tournament to determine the final 8 spots. NO MORE EXCUSES, if you want to compete you can sign up for the Play IN Tournament which will be held at AIC Gymnasium June 16th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. This year will also include a 35 and over tournament featuring some of western mass's finest veteran players "Savvy Vets". Last year's success allowed me to create #WhoYouGot Jrs (11-17 yr old 1-on-1 tournament) and the CityofGuards scholarship. Last year the scholarship went to NAIA Division 1 All-American Tyrell Springer from Springfield MA (NLCS & Central). Hopefully with your support, I will be able to create many more opportunities to give back to young athletes in the area. Play In tourney for #WhoYouGot2 Where: AIC Gymnasium When: June 16th Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm Fee to Play: $15 (Only Need to pay 1 time) Age: 18+ #WhoYouGot2 1-on-1 Tourney Where: Basketball Hall of Fame When: July 21st Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm Fee to Play: $15 (Only Need to pay 1 time) Age: 18+ General Admission: $10

When: Jul 21, 2016 5 PM in Barre, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17 )
"The Power Within" Women's Conference
Women Get Real is excited to announce this year’s women’s conference: “The Power Within.” Women are desperately trying to overcome the obstacles placed in their life.  Unfortunately, human effort will lead you down a path to failure. We have supernatural power deposited inside us to overcome. Ladies, it’s time to Get Real! "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." - Ephesians 3:20 Speakers and topics included in this women’s event are: Jessica Landmon:  Ordinary Girl...Extraordinary God Shila Anderson:  Battle of the Body Rachel Axtmann:  Tongue Tied A full lunch catered by Max Catering Group is included in the ticket price. Worship will be led by the New Day Worship Team. Don’t miss out on this amazing day!

When: Sep 24, 2016 9 AM in Barre, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09 )
Disc Jam Music Festival featuring Dopapod, Electron, Kung Fu & More!
When: Jun 9, 2016 12 PM in Barre, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12 )

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