Ridge will be a panelist at the New England Farm to Institution Summit, April 5-7 in Leominster, MA.

More than 500 people are expected to attend this conference for people who are leveraging the power of schools, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions to transform our food system.  It is hosted by the Farm to Institution New England, Health Care Without Harm, and the Northeast Farm to School Network.

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – 8:30am to Friday, April 7, 2017 – 3:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leominster, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453

Learn more here.


Increasing Profit Through Regenerative Grazing: Ridge will present at the NOFA Winter Conference on January 14 in Worcester, MA

Ridge’s workshop at the NOFA conference will present methods for increasing the productivity of pastures and extending the grazing season—even through the winter—by utilizing cover crops and stockpiling grass for winter grazing.

The NOFA Winter Conference will be at Worcester State University on January 14, 2017.  Ridge’s workshop will be from 9-10:30 AM.  Find out more here.

Grassfed: Meat and Dairy. Ridge will conduct a workshop for the Cesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture on Jan 13 in Maryland

Ridge will present a Workshop at the annual conference of the Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (CASA) held at the University of Maryland on January 12-14. The theme of this year’s conference is Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed.

Ridge’s workshop is titled, “Grassfed: Meat and Dairy.” He will co-present with chef Spike Gjerde, from Woodberry Kitchen. Their workshop will be held on Friday, January 13th at 8:30 AM.

Find more information here.


Grass-fed beef, health, and carbon capture in New England: Ridge will speak in Northampton, MA on December 14.

On December 14, at 5:00 PM, Green Consortium’s monthly Green Night series will feature a slide presentation by Ridge at the Platform Sports Bar, at 125, Pleasant St. (Union Station building. in downtown Northampton.  The event is free and open to the public.

Green Night offers a crossroads where green builders, energy professionals, non-profit and for-profit company leaders, academics, homeowners, students, job-seekers – anyone interested in sustainability issues — can gather in an informal setting to learn together, share information, network and socialize over food and drink.  The December Green Night Sponsor is River Valley Market.

For more information visit www.westernmassgreenconsortium.org.