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Events: June 2007

SEMAP's 2007 'Buy Fresh, Buy Local' Campaign Kick-Off!

Friday, June 1 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM | Westport, MA | directions | website

Help SEMAP celebrate our NEW 'Buy Fresh, Buy Local' Campaign!

Sample Westport Rivers wines
Taste appetizers from local Chef Mike Melo from M and C cafe.
Raffle for great prizes.
Enjoy an evening at the winery with your fellow farm supports.

Tickets: $10 before May 25th; $15 at the door
Make checks payable to:
UMDF/SEMAP
P.O. Box 569 E. Wareham, MA 02538

RSVP to Sarah Cogswell at scogswell@semaponline.org or
508-542-0434

Hosted by SEMAP at the Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery: 417 Hix Bridge Rd., Westport, MA.

Contact Sarah Cogswell at (508) 542-0434 or by e-mail for more information.

Grass Finished Natural and Organic Beef and Lamb with Matt Rulevich at Woolly Mammoth Farm

Saturday, June 9 | 11:30AM - 7:30PM | S. Dartmouth, MA | directions | website

Come to Woolly Mammoth Farm and learn many of the vital aspects to finishing high quality lamb and beef in natural and organic systems. We will also go in depth in areas of preference for participants. Learn about production (feed, breed, water, fencing, and shelter), processing(how, where, value-added), and marketing. Matt Rulevich has been raising grass-finished lamb as Woolly Mammoth Farm since 1998 and now finishes beef and lamb on a 300 acre coastal farm in South Dartmouth.
Visit www.nofamass.org to register online
NOFA Members: $52 Non-members: $57

Hosted by NOFA/Mass at the Woolly Mammoth Farm: 12 Barney's Joy Road, S. Dartmouth, MA.

Contact Tom Szekely at (781) 894-4358 or by e-mail for more information.

2007 Sustainable Living Festival and Clean Energy Expo

Saturday, June 9 12:00PM - Sunday, June 10 12:00AM | Coventry, RI | directions | website

The Rhode Island Sustainable Living Festival & Renewable Energy Expo is the premier event in Southern New England promoting healthy, secure and sustainable communities. It features scores of educational workshops, an all-star line-up of nationally known and locally grown musicians, full days children's program, vendors, exhibitors, artisans and craftspeople, tours of the Apeiron Institute's award-winning Eco-House, the Rhode Island Junior Solar Sprint Competition, nature hikes, a fleet of alternative energy vehicles, storytellers, puppets, practitioners, and much more! We hope you'll join thousands of other New Englanders for an unparalleled mix of music, education and fun!

Hosted by Apeiron Institute for Environmental Livine at the Apeiron Instute: 4588 Rt. 117, Coventry, RI.

Contact Brad Hyson at (401) 397-3430 or by e-mail for more information.

Introduction to Organic Farming & Gardening

Sunday, June 10 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM | East Greenwich, RI | directions | website

Tour the farm with Erik and Trish, the farmers of Ledge Ends Produce, and learn how the farm incorporates composting, pest control, crop rotation, cover cropping, and weed control into their operation. Learn how to have a more “organic” garden at home! Fee: $5/adult, children free.

No membership is necessary to participate in these educational programs. Many of the workshops have attracted standing room only crowds in the past, so pre-registration is required for most events. For more information about the farms educational offerings, see the farm’s website www.LedgeEndsProduce.com.

Hosted by Ledge Ends Produce at the Boesch Farm: 830 South Road, East Greenwich, RI.

Contact Trish Garland at (401) 884-5118 for more information.

CT Community Gardening Conference

Saturday, June 16 | 11:30AM - 7:00PM | New Haven, CT | directions | website

Growing Healthy Food and Healthy Communities in Connecticut: A Community Gardening Conference in the Elm City

Come join us at this annual sharing of garden ideas. Gain new insights on how community gardening contributes to the health of people and neighborhoods.

Workshops, tours of the city, networking. Keynote address by H. Patricia Hynes, PhD, Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health and author of A Patch of Eden: America's Inner-City Gardeners.

Hosted by CT Community Gardening Association at the Harkness Hall, Yale University: 470 College Street, New Haven, CT.

Contact Cordalie Benoit at (203) 770-0146 or by e-mail for more information.

Build I ~ Compost

Saturday, June 23 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Recycle your kitchen and garden waste to build your own “black gold”. An in-depth exploration of urban backyard & worm composting.
SCLT Workshop Cost:
$12 ~ 1/2 Day Workshop
$20 ~ Full Day Workshop
$55 ~ Full 6 Workshop Series
to register please call 273-9419 x29

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the City Farm: Dudley & West Clifford Streets, Providence, RI.

Contact Kiera Mulvey at (401) 273-9419 or by e-mail for more information.

Lavender Days Festival

Saturday, June 23 1:00PM - Sunday, June 24 8:00PM | Buckland, MA | directions | website

Lavender labyrinth, workshops, dove release. Relaxing self-guided tour of the Farm. Local Artisans and Crafters vending their products. Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Hosted by Johnson Hill Farm at the Johnson Hill Farm: 51 Hog Hollow Road, Buckland, MA.

Contact Johnson Hill Farm at (413) 625-6439 for more information.

Build II ~ Healthy Soil: Beyond Compost

Saturday, June 23 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Build your soil.
Learn techniques to cultivate a lush, thriving, soil eco-system; mulching, cover cropping, crop rotation & more.
SCLT Workshop Cost:
$12 ~ 1/2 Day Workshop
$20 ~ Full Day Workshop
$55 ~ Full 6 Workshop Series
to register please call 273-9419 x29

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the City Farm: Dudley & West Clifford Streets, Providence, RI.

Contact Kiera Mulvey at (401) 273-9419 or by e-mail for more information.

Scythe Mowing Seminar

Saturday, June 30 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM | Ware, MA | directions | website

Join our scythe mowing workshop and learn how to take care of your grass and weeds the old fashioned way.

Hosted by King Creek Farm at the King Creek Farm: 337 Belchertown Road, Ware, MA.

Contact King Creek Farm at (413) 687-3693 for more information.