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Marion Larson

Marion Larson

Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife

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The recent snowfall shouldn't keep you from thinking it's too early to start planning for landscaping season! There is still time to sign up for an intensive five-day seminar in January on Organic Land Care offered by the Northeast Organic Farmers Association. The course is designed for landscape professionals, horticulturalists, and conservation or park staff interested in managing land using organic practices. Taught by land care professionals and scientists, and natural resource specialists, this accredited course covers all aspects of organic landscaping including soil health, site analysis, rain gardens, soil amendments, composting, pest management, planting, wildlife management, wetlands, invasives, business management, and more.

The course will be held on January 13, 14, 15, 19, and 20, 2010, at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center in Newburyport. Click here for registration information or contact coordinator Kathy Litchfield at (413) 773-3830 or Kathy@nofamass.org. I've taught the wildlife course for the past five years.

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The View from Massachusetts posted on Sep 17

The View from Massachusetts

While Massachusetts can claim significant success in urban river revitalization, dam removal, cranberry bog naturalization and stream flow restoration, globally there are daunting challenges to restore highly impacted or vanishing ecosystems that will test the acumen of ecologists, engineers and politicians for years to come.

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September posted on Sep 12

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September

September’s photo contest winner was Gary Kamen, who photographed Mount Warner Vineyard in Hadley. Mount Warner Vineyards is a farm-winery located in Hadley, a small town in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Operated by Gary and Bobbie Kamen, their philosophy is to recognize the unique characteristics of   …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September

Calling All Shuckers! posted on Sep 3

Calling All Shuckers!

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