Monthly Archives: May 2010

Not Your Father’s Petting Zoo

New Entry is kicking off our Livestock Field Schools this year with a free Livestock Farm Day at the Tufts vet school in North Grafton, Mass. on June 5. Workshops will be held throughout the day, where you can learn firsthand the basics of livestock production; vendors will be set up to field your questions about feed and equipment; and there’s a pig roast! (Note: lunch is $10 – the one thing that isn’t free – and please email if you plan to get a lunch, so we can make sure to have enough food!)
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We take our show on the road

You’ve seen and heard us in the media – now you can see and hear us in person! Here are the unofficial ‘speaking tour’ dates for various New Entry staff:
McKenzie and Jennifer – Friday, May 7th – Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Welcome Back, Send Off Event
Our own Peace Corps grads (McKenzie in Zambia, Jennifer in Honduras) talk about how their Peace Corps experiences tie into their work at New Entry.
Jennifer – Monday, May 10th – Tufts Food and Wine event
Jennifer joins local Chef Peter McCarthy and food writer Jacqueline Church on a panel focusing on bringing sustainable food to the table.
Sam – Wednesday, May 12th – Mobile poultry processing presentation at USDA / APHIS Conference – Sutton, Mass.
No link for this one, but if you’re interested in showing up alongside a host of state and federal regulators and veterinarians, I’ll be talking about our Mobile Poultry Processing Unit from 1-1:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Sutton, Mass.
Jennifer – Sunday, May 16th – TEDxCambridge
Jennifer probably wins for coolest event. This local installment of the famous TED talks is titled “How do you eat?”
The talks will stream online at:
Jennifer – May 20th and June 16th – CCAN Chicken Course
This two-part course will teach you how to raise your own backyard chickens and includes hands-on learning in the field – and participants will be able to pool together to buy chicks at the end of the class!

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