Celebrate no-till November!!

Celebrate no-till November!!

Join us in celebrating No-Till November! There are many benefits of no-till techniques, including: Soil erosion is significantly reduced, soil stays on your land, Increased soil aggregate stability, which benefits soil organisms, and reduces soil compaction, Improved...

Join the Board!

Join the Board!

Become a District Supervisor! The Hampden-Hampshire Conservation District is seeking to add new District Supervisors in 2022-23. Why you should join us: -Take an active role to identify conservation needs and guide projects that improve environmental health in your...

Leave your Leaves!

Leave your Leaves!

There are many reasons to leave your leaves this fall! Our top 5 reasons are: Leaf litter provides valuable habitat for thousands of different species, mostly invertebrates. Some of the critters include pill bugs, earthworms, caterpillars, spiders, slugs, and larger...

Growing Vegetables in a Perennial Clover Living Mulch: Part 1

Growing Vegetables in a Perennial Clover Living Mulch: Part 1

We are sharing an article by Lincoln Fishman, farmer at Sawyer Farm, about an experiment "to test the viability of intersowing crops directly in established Dutch White clover". An excerpt: "Sawyer Farm is located in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. We’ve been...

NRCS Internships

NRCS Internships

Attention students! The Natural Resources Conservation Service - Mass (NRCS-MA) is planning to hire 5 Pathway Interns this year, with potential to convert to a full-time permanent position. To learn more and to apply, please visit USAJobs.gov Student Trainee – Soil...

Join our Board of Supervisors!

Join our Board of Supervisors!

  We are recruiting new District Supervisors! A Conservation District Supervisor is a volunteer who serves the people, landowners, and community within their district. Why you should join us: Take an active role to identify conservation needs and guide projects...

Don’t Move Firewood

Don’t Move Firewood

One of the great joys of autumn is relaxing near a fire, chatting with family and friends, with a warm beverage in hand. As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, we are burning more wood to stay warm. But did you know that your firewood can transport...

Register for MDAR Agricultural Business Courses!

Growing Your Farm Business Planning Course Dates: January 17th through March 14th, 2023 Time: Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 to 8:30pm Location: MDAR office in Southborough, MA Cost: The course fee, subsidized by MDAR, is $150 per farm. A hands-on course to help...