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Oct. 3: Urban Chicken Keeping Workshop


Wednesday, October 3rd
Groundwork Somerville

24 Park St., #7
Somerville, MA 02143


You don’t have to be a farmer to keep chickens. Terry Golson has more than sixteen years of experience keeping a small flock of laying hens in her backyard that supply eggs for her family’s table. In this slideshow and lecture, Terry will share everything you need to know to get started with your own chickens. She’ll cover selecting the right breeds, housing, feed, and how to keep the hens healthy. Terry will talk about chicken behavior, predators, and daily chores. She’ll show you how she composts the manure and makes use of it in her garden. Terry speaks and writes frequently on this topic. You can find out more about her and her hens at

To RSVP for workshop please click here

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Drew Love at by email at

Click here for more information on Groundwork Somerville and its other upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!


Oct. 5: SBN’s 3rd Annual Local Craft Brewfest

Calling all foodies, artisan craft food devotees, craft brew fans, locavores, brew hobbyists, and the curious minded. 

Join the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts‘ 3rd Annual Local Craft Brewfest on! Friday, October 5, 2012 from 6PM to 930PM at the HarborPark, where the City meets the sea at the location of the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse on the Boston waterfront in Fort Point, Boston. Come learn, explore, socialize, and network with craft brewers, artisan brews, and local food producers. While celebrating local brews, you can savor live music by local musicians at this lovefest of all things good and true.

The Brewfest will showcase local craft brewers and highlight, celebrate, and promote – brews, wines, distilleries, and artisan craft beverages made locally. The festival will take place in-doors and outdoors on Boston Harbor’s best view. More than 50 brews and local food vendors will be featured. This event will be a great opportunity to meet brewers, vintners, and local eateries that are as passionate about local food as you are!

This is a 21+ event and all attendees must have a valid ID to enter the courthouse premises (no exceptions).

Regular Admission: Access to our brew tent and small bites from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

VIP Admission: This will give you access to the distilleries and wineries that we are featuring  well as delicious nibbles.  VIP ticket holders are granted access to the event half an hour before regular ticket holders at 6:00 p.m – 9:30 p.m. These are limited tickets, so sign up early.

Purchase tickets here!

Oct. 7: Boston Local Food Festival

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!

Oct. 13: Enterprise Farm’s Harvest Picnic

Harvest Picnic!
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.

Volunteers Wanted for Boston Local Food Fest on Sunday, October 7th, 11am to 5pm

Call for Volunteers

Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

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. or email us at  For more information also please feel free to contact Juan Sanchez at or call 617.395.0250.   Advanced training will be provided and is required for participation.

We look forward to celebrating local food with you!

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