Food Day is October 24th

Food Day is a nationwide celebration
and a movement for healthy,
affordable, and sustainable food.

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Looking for opportunities to celebrate Food Day in your community? You’ve come to the right place! Using the link below, you can search for registered Food Day events near you using your city, state, address, or zip. Once you’ve found an event you’re interested in attending, you can RSVP to let the host know you are coming, and share the event with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

http://www.foodday.org/events

A Celebration of Spring for All Ages

On Saturday May 4th, we celebrated spring by reconnecting with the land and community through planting, sharing a meal, and expressing gratitude for earth’s renewal.  There was a wonderful turnout of friends and volunteers to see the progress and changes that have occurred over the last year at Colchester Neighborhood Farm.

Activities included planting, potluck lunch, visiting with our young cashmere goat kids and the other animals, creating clay art projects, growing a sunflower project, getting away from it all by taking a quiet walk through our labyrinth, Kerrie tending to her new hive of honey bees, and a perennial plant share.

Click on an image below to begin a slideshow!

Vernal Pool Exploration at Soule Homestead

Marla Isaac of New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits will be at the Soule Homestead Education Center on Saturday, April 20th, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM to explain what vernal pools are, their functions and why we should protect them.  Marla will explain the species that use vernal pools and their connection to the ecosystem.  Turtles, frogs, and salamander eggs are just a few of the living things that might be discovered as the group explores the vernal pools at Soule.

Participants can bring rubber boots, dip nets, and buckets.  The cost is $5 per person – space is limited.

Pre-registration and payment is required by Friday, April 19th.

Soule is located:
46 Soule Street
Middleboro, MA  02346
508-947-6744

Visit online at www.soulehomestead.org and www.facebook.com/soulehomestead

“Music in the Park”

Sorry folks — due to circumstances beyond our control — the ‘Free Concert’ that was planned for this Saturday 6/2 has been moved to Sunday, June 10th (same time).  Thanks, and really hope to see you there!

 

Join us for “Music in the Park”
& performance by:

Susan Lee & Frank Albani

Saturday, June 2
3 to 5 PM
Borderland State Park Visitors Center
(located off Massapoag Ave. – Easton/Sharon line)
Sponsored by the Friends of Borderland

Free admission ($2 parking fee applies).
Feel free to pack a picnic dinner and your favorite beverage
Come as you are (pets are welcome too!)

Susan Lee (Anderson) is from Whitman.  She sings, plays acoustic guitar and piano, loves vocal harmony and enjoys songwriting.  Her musical style is influenced by traditional and contemporary folk, classical and country music, faith hymnals and pop songs.

Frank Albani is from Plymouth.  He sings, plays acoustic and electric lead guitar, loves instrumental harmony and enjoys composing his own music.  His musical style is influenced by classic rock, jazz and blues.

Although they perform as duo occasionally, each has been performing solo and with other musicians for several years.  Together, they play a unique mix of their own arrangements of favorite cover songs and original compositions.  Both have a deep appreciation for music variety and can often be found among the audiences of fellow musicians.  Among their joint interests – participating on the volunteer music committee that nominates and votes for the yearly Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series and Harvest Fair / Joe Davies Folk Festival (to be held on September 15 & 16 this year – check out www.soulehomestead.org).

Carbon Nation

Thursday, February 9th
7:00 pm
Thayer Public Library
Braintree

Carbon Nation is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS.

Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic, and national security issues.  You’ll meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way. 

Sponsored by the Energy Task Force of Sustainable Braintree

South Shore Locavores

Join us!
Everyone is welcome.

Where does your food come from?
How does it get to you?
How healthy is it?
How can you support local farmers and food producers through your food purchases?

The Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore have teamed up to host an ongoing series of programs about the phenomenon of “eating locally.”  Please join us in the discovery of our local food.

South Shore Locavores
Tuesday November 22nd, 2011 / 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Beal House / 222 Main Street / Kingston MA 02364

The next session of the new South Shore Locavores lineup is coming right up on Tuesday November 22nd.  The topic is 1621 and Your Authentic Thanksgiving Table.  We hope you’ll join us and enjoy the presentation by Kathleen M. Wall*, Plimoth Plantation Colonial Foodways Culinarian for the past 11 years and with Plimoth Plantation since 1980.  You’ll have the opportunity to try a sample of pottage made from turkey and Indian corn, a New England twist on an old English dish that is a great way to use leftover turkey. 

*Kathleen M. Wall has worked at Plimoth Plantation since 1980 and for the last 11 years has had the enviable position of Colonial Foodways Culinarian.  She trains staff in period cooking techniques and 17th-century foodways, and coordinates the daily cooking in the 1627 English Village.  She plans public programs for adults, children and families, participates in film shoots and media interviews, responds to academic inquiries about colonial foodways, and writes and lectures extensively for Museum staff, scholars and the general public. 

The South Shore Locavores Swap Table, introduced at your suggestion at the end of the last season, will be a feature this year as well.  This month the theme is COOKIES.  Please bring a plate or two of homemade cookies and the recipe (or anything else food-related) that you’d like to swap at the gathering.  Show off your baking skills! 

Love to cook?  Please feel free to bring a dish to share to any of the gatherings.  There will be time at the beginning and end of each meeting for Munching and Mingling.

102nd Annual Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival

…just to let everyone know that these old fashioned types of events still take place!

The Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2011 · 9AM – 5PM, rain or shine

Tolland Agricultural Center
24 Hyde Ave. – Rte. 30 Vernon, CT
(Just off I-84 exit 67)

Free Admission
(except $5/car parking fee)

Sheep Displays • Fleece Sale
Make It With Wool-Fashion & Style Show
Sheep Shearing • Fiber Animal Displays
Sheep Dog Trial • Vendors of Spinning, Knitting, Fiber Products and Crafts
Free Workshops & Demonstrations • Kids Corner • Spinning Bee
Ask the CT State Vet • CT Blanket Door Prize

Sponsored by
Connecticut Sheep Breeders Association, Inc.
www.ctsheep.com or (860) 742-9519 

2011 Pamphlet          2011 Program Flyer