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3.11.19 // Marissa Patterson

Happy AmeriCorps Week!

Introducing a new project in honor of AmeriCorps Week! Soon, we will be featuring awesome people from our network on our website. Learn more about what our TerraCorps member is up to!

Guests from American Training help pack CSA shares

8.3.18 // Cyrena Thibodeau

CSA Season Succeeds with Help of Farmers and Volunteers

The 2018 CSA season is officially in full swing! With the help of volunteers from American Training, the Food Hub Team is busy aggregating produce from our alumni farmers and forming a bountiful fruit and vegetable share.

Dennis, Ari, and Bryan learn how to take a soil test at our class on nutrient management in June.

7.9.18 // Juliette Enfield, Curriculum Coordinator

New Entry goes back to the basics with Dig In, our crop production course for new farmers

This growing season, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is holding a brand new class that teaches students everything they need to know about producing crops! Our first class has 30 students enrolled, all of them excited to learn how to produce vegetable crops. The course started in April with indoor sessions for topics such as crop planning and introduction to sustainable agriculture and in May the class moved outdoors to New Entry’s incubator farm in Dracut for hands-on activities and field demonstrations.

6.21.18 // Juliette Enfield

Land Access Workshop for New Farmers

Access to farmland remains one of the top challenges that new farmers face. New Entry is hosting a free workshop to help new farmers identify their land needs and navigate the land procurement process.

5.9.18 // Lydia Fermanich

New Entry and Georgia Farmers Market to host the 2019 Community Food Systems Conference

Save the Date! New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Georgia Farmers Market Association (GFMA) are excited to announce their partnership in putting on the 2019 Community Food Systems Conference. The conference is set to take place in early December 2019 in Savannah, Georgia, and will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture.

Youth involved in the Young Ag Entrepreneurs program at Emory Urban Health Initiative

4.13.18 // Kristen Irvin, National Technical Assistance Coordinator

Assessing the Collective Impact of Community Food Projects

The Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (“CFP”) has engaged over 500,000 individuals in low-income and food insecure neighborhoods across the country over the last five years. New Entry is honored to serve as the technical assistance provider for CFP applicants and grantees. Read more about the program here and check out the 2017 Indicators of Success Report!

Recent MEGA recipient, Steve Murray, from Heart Beets Farm in Berkley, MA

3.19.18 // Allison Koch- TerraCorps Service Member & Community Engagement Coordinator

MEGA Grant Program Supports Local Farmers

Have you ever felt like a donation or grant would help your farm move in the right direction? The Matching Enterprise Grants for Agriculture (MEGA) program provides up to $10,000 in grant money to new farmers! New Entry TerraCorps service member Allie Koch spoke with Steve Murray of Heart Beets Farm about his experience with the grant and his tips for new applicants.

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