Workshops & Events

 

We have made some modifications to our workshop schedule that you will see below, for the health and safety of all, and the collective good. Things could change again, but this is what we know for now. Always feel free to contact us by email at solidarity@seedsofsolidarity.org

DATE CHANGED to MAY 16th: we are keeping the group small and it may be full. Contact us to be on a waiting list. [previously] April 18th: Farmer, Doctor, CBD– Flyer and registration info here. Learn how you can grow high CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis for health and happiness in this day-long workshop at Seeds of Solidarity Farm in Orange MA. Three-decade farmer Ricky Baruc, co-founder of Seeds of Solidarity Farm is nationally recognized as a leader in no-till, regenerative farming methods that produce healthy soils, crops, and people. From seed to harvest, he will share his success growing outdoors, including cultivating probiotic, fertile soil and using all organic methods without huge expense or inputs. The Aug 29th workshop will now include a conversation with Dr. Alan Weiner who will share his knowledge as a medical doctor regarding the impact and benefits of this ancient plant. As a healthcare worker needing to be cautious in these times, Dr. Weiner will take part in the August 29th workshop instead.

Date Changed to May 30th: Solidarity Saturday Farm Tour    (was Sat. May 9) 10-11.30am Tour       Learn more about our farm including solar greenhouses, energy efficient buildings, abundant market gardens, and solar electric systems. Free tour.  Our solar powered farm-stand will be stocked with fresh greens!    Please contact us at solidarity@seedsofsolidarity.org if you will come so we can keep group size small and practice distancing. Masks required. Do stay home if sick with anything, no pets please. All outdoors. Skipping potluck this time (you can bring your own bag lunch if registered for the afternoon workshop).

Date Changed to May 30th: No-Till For Life Workshop   Now Full! Keeping below 10 people.  (was Sat. May 9) 1-4PM     Seeds of Solidarity founder and farmer Ricky teaches regenerative, soil building techniques for low maintenance, highly productive gardens. Treating the soil as sacred results in nourishing food, mitigates impacts of climate change, and inspires a deeper relationship with that which sustains life. $35-$50 sliding scale fee. Please email solidarity@seedsofsolidarity.org to register. 

We may do a day-long adaptation of Craft Your Own Life this summer, stay tuned.  Craft Your Own Life  for young people ages 20 to 24 (in college or working, or just post college). . 

During Craft Your Own Life you will: grow food and cook to eat well (and economically); Use tools (boost confidence, use your hands); Learn techniques to unwind (sitting & walking meditation, yoga), Clear your head (of intoxicants and technology); Communicate about topics of interest (emotional & spiritual wellbeing, relationships, social justice &environmental issues, activism, your future); Experience time, space, and support to contemplate your ideas and life vision in order to stay engaged in disruptive times, and live your life with joy and meaning. Thanks to grants from the Greenfield Cooperative Farmers Exchange and Opioid Task Force, a sliding scale fee is available!. 

Alas, Omega will not open this year. We will be back with bells on in 2021!  Grow Food Everywhere for Great Health and Community: a weekend workshop at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY.   Join us for our how-to gardening workshop at this restorative, healing setting. 

Farmer, Maker, CBD, August 29th.  This is a second of two workshops (the first, on growing was April 18th), and with a focus on making your own self-care products like tinctures and salves with home-grown CBD flowers. Details to come, contact us at 978-544-7564 if you want to stay informed. This workshop will now include Dr. Alan Weiner too.

Stay connected to the festival Facebook page and website. The committee exploring various scenarios at this time, and keeping close eyes on state and public health recommendations. 22nd Annual North Quabbin  Garlic and Arts Festival   Oct 3 and 4,   10am to 5PM Forster’s Farm, Orange.    Celebrate at this scent-sational family destination: amazing art, agriculture, entertainment, and skills for local living. We love organizing this event with our neighbors! At our tent, enjoy garlic-growing workshops then choose from a unique selection to plant or eat. Hemp info too! And of course we’ll have our new book for sale, with meet the author events at our tent at 2.30 both Sat and Sun.  Full festival info: garlicandarts.org.

Solidarity Saturday Farm Tour    Sat. Oct 17, 10-11.30am Tour       Experience our farm, home and education center that integrate solar greenhouses, energy efficient buildings, abundant market gardens, and solar electric systems. Free tour, no pre-registration. If you wish, bring a potluck lunch item to build community with others around our solar powered farm-stand after the tour. 

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After a Solidarity Saturday a visitor shared this moving reflection:

“Wonderful having the opportunity to meet you … and to see the extraordinary farm and lifestyle you’ve nurtured into existence. Inspiring and invigorating, your landscape engrained in my mind a positive perspective for future human settlements. Thank you for sharing your time and teachings.”

Contact us about 2021: Group Tours: We do a limited number of tours for groups each year. These must be scheduled well in advance, and an honorarium to Seeds of Solidarity is requested.  Custom Workshops and Presentations: We can provide ‘Grow Food Everywhere’ workshops, keynotes, presentations, and workshops at conferences, events and schools. We also do phone or in-person consults on vision and program development. Contact us to discuss workshop and consultation fees.
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