Sunday, October 7th, 11am-5pm
The Boston Greenway
What You’ll Find at the Festival
- Freshly harvested produce and seafood from farmers and fishermen
- Scrumptious, $5 servings, featuring locally grown foods
- Entertaining demonstrations and competitions by chefs and other food experts
- Lively local music of many cultural tastes
- Tastings of Bay State hand-crafted wines and locally crafted beer
- Engaging exhibitions and playful activities for the kid in all of us
- Interactive workshops featuring local food leaders
- Food-inspired arts and crafts
- Recycling and sustainable practices for minimal waste
For more information about volunteering or attending, visit the Boston Local Food Festival webiste!
Saturday, October 13
Join us for an afternoon of autumn fun at the 2012 Enterprise Farm Harvest Picnic! Bring your friends, family, and a dish to share. We’ll provide the music, hay rides, a trip through the Maize Maze, and more!
Enterprise Farm is located at 72 River Rd, Whately, MA. For more detailed directions, see the Enterprise website’s directions page.
Call for Volunteers
Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is moving into high gear for planning of the 3rd annual Boston Local Food Festival taking place at The Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday, October 7th from 11am-5pm and we are looking for volunteers to make this event as successful as it has been in previous years. Our volunteers are a vital part of the success and execution of such a well received event. We seek committed, enthusiastic and responsible people who would love to contribute, join in the local food movement, meet new folks, and have a lot of fun!
We are looking to engage both volunteer groups and individuals. If your organization can provide ten or more volunteers for the day of the event, we will assign them to a designated area/role, so that the event also becomes a team building opportunity for staff / students. If groups of less than ten volunteers join the event, we will try our best to also assign similar roles, but cannot guarantee this. Individual volunteers are welcome to join any of the working groups. Volunteer tasks include; zero-waste ambassadors, vendor coordination, set-up and break-down, demo and DIY support, fundraising, information and others.
To register please visit our website. http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/participate/volunteer-for-the-festival/ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information also please feel free to contact Juan Sanchez at email@example.com or call 617.395.0250. Advanced training will be provided and is required for participation.
We look forward to celebrating local food with you!
On October 4th through 6th, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, in conjunction with the Tufts Initiative on Climate Change and Climate Justice, will hold its 2012 annual conference at Tufts. Entitled “Anticipating Climate Disruption: Sustaining Justice, Greening Peace,” the conference will be featuring presentations from a wide range of disciplines, professions, and perspectives on the many complex issues now unfolding amidst disruptive climate change, which promises to be among the most significant social justice concerns in the 21st Century.
The impressive list of plenary session panelists includes: Christian Parenti (Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence), Ken Conca (Environmental Peacemaking), Betsy Hartmann (“Don’t Beat the Climate War Drums”), Ellie Perkins (“Women and Participatory Water Management”), Darlene Lombos (Community Labor United), Burt Lauderdale (Kentuckians for the Commonwealth; New Power Initiative), Wenonah Hauter (Executive Director, Food & Water Watch), Gregor Wolbring (University of Calgary; energy/water ethics), John Peck (Family Farm Defenders), Greg White (Climate Refugees or Mere Migrants: Climate-Induced Migration, Security, and Borders in a Warming World), Tariq Banuri (renewable energy and climate change), Eveline Shen (reproductive justice), and Julian Agyeman (Just Sustainabilities; Cultivating Food Justice)
The Tufts Institute of the Environment is co-sponsoring this event, and Tufts community members are encouraged to attend. Student volunteers are also needed.
To register, visit http://www.peacejusticestudies.org/conference/registration.php or e-mail Dale.Bryan@tufts.edu
August 19 to 25 is Massachusetts Farmers Market Week! There are now over 250 Farmers Markets across the Commonwealth, close to double the number from five years ago. Farmers Markets bring a host of important benefits to our communities:
- Boosting local farms through direct-to-consumer sales (more than 99% of farms in Massachusetts are local, family-owned businesses);
- Increasing access to fresh, healthy food for low-income families (over 100 Markets now participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program);
- Attracting new visitors to downtown areas and generating spin-off economic activity.
To celebrate Massachusetts Farmers Market Week, special activities are planned at more than twenty-five Markets, including chef’s demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, contests, free samples and more. Find a market near you, and enjoy your (locally grown) fruits and veggies!
Thanks for all you do for Massachusetts,
The Conservation Common and Urban Park Advocates Team