Date: August 15, 2011

Aug 26: MCAN’s Walk-Ride Day

When: August 26

Walk/Ride Days occur on the last Friday of every month.  On these days, people everywhere are invited to Go Green (walk, bike, use public transit, skate, canoe, etc.)  and Wear Green… then celebrate and get rewarded!

Join the Mass Climate Action Network’s monthly community-wide party, which celebrates “green” transportation, gives people an opportunity to make community connections, and promotes a festive local atmosphere.

More info at

Boston GreenFest

When: August  18-20

Where: see schedule of events:

The region’s largest multicultural environmental festival, Boston GreenFest celebrates the many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities. We can have fun at the same time!

Get more info, sign up to participate or volunteer or make a donation at Boston GreenFest.

NOFA Summer Conference

WHEN: August 12, 13, 14, 2011

WHERE: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


REGISTRATION: email, or call Kathleen or Siedeh: (413) 230-7835.

Register for an entire weekend of keynote speeches, over 225 workshops, a country fair, farmers’ market, over 100 exhibitors and vendors, a children’s conference, a teen conference, live entertainment and silent auction. Keynote speakers include perennial-edibles expert and award-winning author, Eric Toensmeier, and professor and anti-GMO activist Dr. Ignacio Chapela.
Workshop topics for 2011 include: Alternative Energy and the Environment; Animal Power; Animals, Crops, Farm Economics and Management, Farming and the Community, Food and Family, Food and Farm Education,  Food Preservation and Cooking, Fruits, Nuts, and Trees; Garden and Greenhouse, Herbs, Land Care, Nutrition and Health, Of the Spirit, Politics and Policy, Practical Skills, Soil and Fertility, and Urban Agriculture. Most workshops are held in and around the UMass Amherst campus.

Can’t go to the entire conference? No problem. Go for one day, or one night. Discounts for early registration.