Agricultural Commission Upcoming Events

March Programs

The Princeton Agricultural Commission is pleased to announce 2 events during the month of March

On Wednesday March 4, from 7-8:15 P.M., the commission is hosting an open house and forum for all those interested in learning and sharing more about agricultural pursuits in town. This includes, but is not limited to, gardening, animal husbandry (eg: sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, cows, chickens, turkeys), orchard and fruits, as well as land management and restoration. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for folks to ask and answer questions as well as network with other farmers and hobbyists. Please visit the commission website to tell us your topics of interest. When you open the web page in the top right corner hit the contact icon then fill in your name and in the comment box your topic of interest.

On Wednesday March 18 at 6:30 P.M., the commission will host Sonia Schloemann, Fruit Specialist with UMass Extension since 1987. Sonia will discuss the basic horticultural needs of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries; growth habit, site and soil requirements, and management/pruning for each plant type. She will also give some examples of how these plants can fit into a home landscape, and will field questions from the group including the topics of pest and disease management.

Both programs will be held in the large room of the Princeton Town Hall Annex. Light refreshments will be served. The programs are free to the public.