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June 2017

Lyme Disease and Climate Change: The Connection Between Inflammation and Global Warming, An Evening with Herbalist Brendan Kelly

June 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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$10

Using the lens of Chinese medicine, Brendan Kelly, herbalist and author of “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis,” will discuss how the warming of our planet mirrors a similar overheating within us and within our culture. Supported by research from his book, Brendan will present how the progression of Lyme disease mirrors the progression of climate change and how Lyme is very much a condition of our times. It is his belief that understanding the progression of the disease…

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Eco-Herbal Medicine: Local Medicinals and Climate Change, a “Walk & Talk” with Herbalist Brendan Kelly

June 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Slocum’s River Reserve, Horseneck Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02748 United States
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$15

Join Brendan Kelly, herbalist and author of “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis,” as he leads an educational foraging excursion for common eco-medicinal herbs along the picturesque trails of the Slocum’s River Reserve. As the group discovers local medicinal plants, Brendan will discuss climate change’s effect on these healing herbs as well as the importance of re-localizing and naturalizing the practice of medicine. Attendees will receive a detailed reference handout for personal use.

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“Trail to Table”: A Local Exploration of Eco-Herbal Cuisine, Hosted by Herbalist Brendan Kelly & Chef Edward Roszak of How on Earth

June 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DNRT Center, 318 Chase Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States
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$60

Join Brendan Kelly, herbalist and author of “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis,” at a sustainable, locally-sourced luncheon, expertly prepared by Chef Edward Roszak of the locavore culinary haven, How on Earth, located in Mattapoisett, MA. The “trail to table” lunch will incorporate some of the plants that will be identified and tasted during an herb walk at Slocum’s River Reserve preceding the luncheon. Brendan will also talk about using western herbs as well as dietary and lifestyle suggestions…

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Make Your Own Baby Food

June 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Norwell Farms, 4 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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$5 – $10

Making your own baby's first foods is easy, healthy, and affordable! You'll learn just how simple great tasting purees and finger foods can be, master simple flexible recipes that you'll use time and again, and get some great storage and freezing strategies. The 90-minute course is led by DeeDee Tobias who has a doctorate in nutrition, but more importantly she has tested this all on her own two little ones.  ($5 Friend of the Farm /$10 general)

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Vegetable Fermentation

June 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Norwell Farms, 4 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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$5 – $10

Fermentation is the transformation of food via microbes.  It's been used for thousands of years as great way to preserve vegetables.  The process of fermentation also increases the nutritional value of the food and makes it easier to digest.  But best of all it's easy to do in your own kitchen.  In this 90-minute workshop we will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut and a brine ferment.  ($5 Friend of the Farm /$10 general)

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December 2017

Southeastern MA Food Security Network Quarterly Meeting

December 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UMass Dartmouth Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States

The Southeastern Massachusetts Food Security Network holds quarterly meetings and it is here that the Network comes together to discuss issues revolving around food security in our Southeastern MA region. These meetings are open to the public, and we encourage anyone to join who is interested in nutrition education, public health, sustainable and local agriculture, emergency food access, or any other area of the food system. All are welcome to bring their ideas, expertise, and collaborate on projects to help promote…

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Final Round the Bend Open Farm Day of 2017

December 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Rd.
Dartmouth, MA United States
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Open Farm Days include: Non-GMO and grass-fed meat Seasonal veggies Honey Maple Syrup Herbal teas Family friendly farm tour start at 11am Please Note – Payment is by cash or check only.  RTB Farm does not have the wi-fi connection necessary to accept credit cards on the farm. Open Farm Days are held down at the barn so we can enjoy the company of the animals and spectacular views of Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary.

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February 2018

SEMAP’s 11th Annual Ag & Food Conference

February 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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SEMAP’s Annual Agriculture & Food Conference brings in experts to lead informative workshops and discussions on a range of topics. Past workshop topics have included which cover crops are best for weed suppression, nitrogen dynamics in organic cropping systems, how to start your own worm composting bin, and protecting genetic diversity within agriculture, just to name a few.  

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March 2018

Kombucha 101 with IndieFerm

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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$17 – $22

What's all the buzz about kombucha? A fermented tea served cold, kombucha is one more way that nature can sweeten up your life. Come learn all about this natural and delicious drink with Independent Fermentations' Linda Davey. You'll learn the basic steps to brew your own kombucha at home and get to try three different IndieFerm kombuchas. Supplies to get started will be available for purchase - SCOBY, Starter Tea (green and black), 1-gallon jars, and instructions. $17 members /…

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“Hungry for Health” 2018 Southcoast Food Security Forum

March 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UMass Dartmouth,

  View the Food Security Forum agenda here. Second Annual Food Security Forum - Hungry for Health University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Featuring Local Health, Nutrition, and Food Security Experts: Introduction by Caite O’Brien, Community Investor, Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Nutrition: The Key to Healthy Aging, Christine Sullivan, 4C Collaborative and Coastline Elderly Services. An experts panel on better nutrition and better health; • Shirley…

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April 2018

“Nutrition, Microbiome & the Root of Chronic Disease” hosted by NOFA/Mass & The Marion Institute

April 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buzzards Bay Center, 114 Front St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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$34 – $42

Kathleen DiChiara is a former Fortune 500 corporate executive and triathlete whose health took a sudden debilitating turn toward chronic pain and disease at the same time as her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After learning and experimenting with nutrition-based approaches to her illness, Kathleen was able to heal herself and her family through a dietary approach that focused on reducing inflammation and supporting the body’s microbiome. Inspired, she went on to change careers and commit to re-educating…

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May 2018

6th Annual Bristol Aggie Spring Expo

May 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Free

Highlights include the BA Grows Farmer's Market & Vendor Expo, Live Animal Exhibits, Gourmet Food Truck, Live Entertainment, and more! Just in time for Mother's Day, check out the Bristol Aggie Plant Sale hosted by the BA Floriculture & Landscape Design & Construction students. Prospective Student tour for 6th and 7th graders will run from 9-11am, starting in the Gymnasium. If you will be joining the tour please sign up beforehand on the Bristol Aggie website or facebook event.

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October 2018

Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture Conference

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Southbury, CT

  MORE INFORMATION HERE   Questions about the conference can be directed to Michelle Louise Bicking at ourhiddenacresfarm@gmail.com.

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February 2019

Hemp Full-Day Workshop

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UMass CVPA Star Store Campus, 715 Purchase St
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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    Interested in growing hemp but not sure where to start? This information-dense full-day intensive workshop on hemp production will feature several speakers with experience in growing hemp, processing the plant for fiber and oil production, and the application requirements you'll need to meet in order to grow hemp in Massachusetts.  With a new Massachusetts policy authorizing the commercial production of agricultural hemp in the state, local farmers have a great opportunity to take advantage of this new business opportunity.…

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SEMAP’s 12th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Learn more and view all the details about the conference here. Farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, advocates, foodies, and anyone interested in local agriculture: join us for our 12th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference! We will be having 20+ workshops, a resource fair, keynote address, and an always tasty locally-sourced lunch. Hosted at Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, MA. Register for tickets here! SEMAP Members, Beginning Farmers, Students, and children are all eligible for reduced priced tickets.  

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