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Solar Thermal Workshop from CISA and MA Farm Energy Program

Monday, August 22nd, 6:00-8:00pm, CISA and the MA Farm Energy Program will team up to offer a workshop on Solar Thermal energy for farmers.

Come learn the basics of energy efficient solar hot water systems with the Massachusetts Farm Energy Program and system installers, including The Solar Store and Coop Power. We will discuss system and equipment options, best management practices for different farm sectors, how to work with an installer, funding opportunities, and take a look at an on-site system. Find out how the MA Farm Energy Program can be a resource for your farm energy project from planning to implementation.

The workshop will be held at Crossroads Farm, 1231 West Road, Ashfield. Snacks will be served, suggested donation $5. Please RSVP by Friday, August 19th to Devon Whitney-Deal at 413-665-7100 x22 or devon@buylocalfood.org.

The Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP) is a program of Berkshire-Pioneer RC&D, with support from MDAR and USDA-NRCS. This energy efficiency workshop is supported in part by USDA/Risk Management Agency and by individual contributors and Local Hero members.

Founded in 1993, CISA is a nationally recognized community organization comprised of farmers, consumers, and professionals working together to sustain agriculture, strengthen the local economy, preserve the unique rural character of our communities, and enhance the well-being of western Massachusetts. Located in South Deerfield, CISA is the creator of numerous innovative programs, including Senior FarmShare, the Pioneer Valley Women in Agriculture Network, and the Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® public awareness campaign. Learn more about CISA at www.buylocalfood.org or call (413) 665-7100.

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