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Events: November 2006

Regionalism: A Commitment to Place

Thursday, November 9 12:00PM - Friday, November 10 8:00PM | Baltimore, MD | directions | website

The Summit will provide an opportunity to:
• Learn about emerging Farm Bill recommendations and priorities for the Northeast
• Explore areas of common cause and synergy
• Build our Northeast voice in upcoming policy deliberations
• Discuss opportunities and strategies to work together

Hosted by NESAWG and the Northeast Ag Works! at the Marriott/BWI Hotel and Conference Center: 1743 West Nursery Road, Baltimore, MD.

Contact Kathy Ruhf at (413) 323-9878 or by e-mail for more information.

Grains and Greens and Maybe Some Beans: The Food Plays

Friday, November 17 10:00PM - Monday, November 20 12:30AM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Plays from our PLAY-IT-AGAIN PROGRAM, written by Manton Avenue Project Kids, acted and directed by fabulous adult theater artists!

The Tickets are free, but reservations are a must!

THE MANTON AVENUE PROJECT works with children living in Providence's Olneyville neighborhood. We are a replication of New York City’s 52nd Street Project, which has been working with kids in that city’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood since 1981. We team the kids up with adult theater artists and together they create original theater. The vast majority of our plays are written by kids and acted and directed by adults. And even when the kids put on their acting shoes, they still have a major hand in the writing... and their onstage co-stars are adults. These high adult-to-kid ratios are a vital part of what makes us really tick!

Hosted by Manton Avenue Project at the Production Workshop: 7 Young Orchard Ave, Providence, RI.

Contact Jenny Peek at (401) 331-7007 or by e-mail for more information.

Joel Salatin: Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

Friday, November 17 10:00PM - Saturday, November 18 12:00AM | West Tisbury, MA | directions

Deemed ‘The High Priest of the Pasture’ by the New York Times and profiled in depth by Michael Pollan in his best-selling book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA will speak at the New Ag Hall in West Tisbury, MA on Friday, November 17 at 7pm.

Joel, a sustainable farming pioneer and a grass-farmer libertarian, is an ardent, vocal proponent of bio-regionalism and seasonality. His talk Holy Cows & Hog Heaven (named after one of his self-published books) will focus on scaleable farming and local meat production on Martha’s Vineyard.

As local as this evening will be - the issues: ‘who, what, why, how & where’ of the food that comes to our island tables and feeds our families, are universal.

Joel Salatin, ever intriguing and ever quotable, sums up his own success as a small, beyond-organic-farmer who unstuck himself and his customers from the centralized industrial food system: “We’re making a good living on a small farm… but… we’re not sacrificing the ecology, or the environment, or social issues, in order to do it.”

Book sale & signing, Coffee & dessert. Suggested donation: $5.

Hosted by Martha’s Vineyard Slow Food at the New Agricultural Hall: Panhandle Rd, West Tisbury, MA.

Contact Ali Berlow at (508) 680-6360 or by e-mail for more information.

Urban Greens Food Co-op Membership Kickoff

Saturday, November 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Learn about the new Urban Greens Retail Grocery Co-op that will open in Providence's West End neighborhood next summer. The store aims to be community-run and will stock both fresh locally grown foods and healthful grocery items. This meeting is the first opportunity to become a member of the co-op, but all are encouraged to come.

Hosted by Urban Greens at the West Broadway Neighborhood Association: 1560 Westminster St., Providence, RI.

Contact Max Gitlen at (401) 831-9344 or by e-mail for more information.