Local Chapters

Westminster, MA

This BFA Discussion Group is located in and around Westminster, MA.
To contact/join, please see the contact info on the left.

Chapter Benefits & Projects: 

The Westminster BFA Discussion Group spearheads "The Growing Great Food (and Flowers!) Working Group", now in its third year! They meets every second Sunday of the month, January through November. Different people will be contributing to the content as the season moves along, but 2017 topics include Garden planning, Companion planting and Permaculture, Soil analysis and re-mineralization, Irrigation and supporting stressed plants, Demonstration/Community Gardens, Seed Saving, Hugelkulture, and more!

Another set of discussions is the "Backyard Growing Series" - a four part series sponsored by Westminster’s Agricultural Commission and answering some of the many questions asked at the Westminster Farmers’ Market. The series of discussions will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, January through April 2017, from 6:30-7:30pm, and is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

"Backyard Growing Series"
Jan 17 - Drought in the landscape: Challenges, Yes! (but it’s not all bad!)
February 21 - Growing Great Food and Flowers – in a Raised Bed
March 21 - Topic TBA
April 18 - Topic TBA

"The Growing Great Food (and Flowers!) Working Group"
February 12 - Garden planning, Companion planting and Permaculture
March 12 - Basic Botany/Family relationships and crop rotation
April 9 - Soil analysis and re-mineralization
May 14 - Basics of good planting, hands on On-Farm Mineral Mixing Day
June 12 - Irrigation and supporting stressed plants
July 9 - CT Field trip: Demonstration/Community Gardens
August 13 - Basics of Seed Saving – evening gathering: 5-7pm
September 10 - Animals, large and small, in the garden (**also sign up for HK Day)
October 8 - HK (hugelkulture bed) Building Workshop - 10:00-3:00pm on farm – must sign up
November 12 - Tasting pot-luck, wrap up and seed swap