Workshops & Events

Our 2018 Calendar will be posted in January.

Our 2017 events below give you a sense of what to expect. Join our enews to stay connected as our schedule takes shape.

Gratitude to all of those who contributed to our recent annual appeal that helps make possible all of our youth and community programs. 2017 also started with the wonderful Flat Rock Disc Golf  fundraiser to benefit Seeds of Solidarity youth and community programs and local food pantries- And do go play at their beautiful, friendly course.  Thanks also for recent events at the Gill Tavern (trivia nite benefit!) and to the wonderful Barba Family and their friends for a great house party.

Did you know there is a soil microbe that promotes happiness? Catch the bug: Tuesdays are volunteer day on the farm. Call Ricky at 978-544-7564.

 

May 6th: Join us to help create therapeutic gardens at the site of the newly opening Quabbin Retreat in Petersham. There is a monworkshops, volunteers needed, lunch provided! Get a details here

Saturday May 2oth:   10-11.30 am: Seeds of Solidarity Farm Tour  Experience our farm, home and education center that integrates abundant no-till and low maintenance gardens, solar greenhouses, energy efficient buildings, solar electric & hot water systems with founders Ricky and Deb.  Learn about Seeds of Solidarity’s youth and community programs that cultivate resilient lives and communities.If you wish bring a dish for a potluck lunch. Free! No pre-registration, all are welcome.

And you might want to pre-register then stay for this popular workshop:

Saturday May 20: No-Till for Life Workshop. 1-4PM.  Sliding scale fee and registration info below. Seeds of Solidarity founder and 3-decade farmer Ricky Baruc teaches his ways of building soil and nourishing soil life for low maintenance, highly productive gardens. Treating the soil as sacred results the most nourishing food, and ways of growing that mitigate the impacts of climate change, and a more ceremonial relationship with that which sustains us. Ricky is one of 11 farmers across the nation participating in advising research and practice in sustainable no-till methods. See some articles on our publications page that describe our farming philosophy and use of the cardboard method and silage covers to build rich soil filled with life, conserve water, and reduce weeds. 1-4 PM, sliding scale of $35-$50. Pre-registration requested, contact solidarity@seedsofsolidarity.org to sign up.

July 7 to 9: Grow Food Everywhere Workshop (at the Omega Institute) We are delighted to teach for the 8th year at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck New York. Join us at this restorative setting where great food, folks, yoga and beauty complement the workshop. You can get more info and register for our course here. And, learn about the Omega Ecological Literacy Immersion program offered too.

Wednesday August 2nd, Seeds of Solidarity Farm Tour  5.30-7pm followed by optional potluck dinner. (We are trying something new, a midweek summer tour!) Experience our farm, home and education center that integrates abundant no-till and low maintenance gardens, solar greenhouses, energy efficient buildings, solar electric & hot water systems with founders Ricky and Deb.  Learn about Seeds of Solidarity’s youth and community programs that cultivate resilient lives and communities. Free! No pre-registration, all are welcome.

Saturday Aug 26th: Ricky will be co-teaching a great workshop on the North Shore of MA, sponsored by NOFA Mass! Get more info and register here:  http://www.nofamass.org/events/growing-food-if-earth-matters

October 13 to 15: Magnify your Love: Sharing a Life of Passion & Purpose (at the Omega Institute) In this workshop, Deb Habib and Ricky Baruc inspire all to increase personal happiness, deepen intimacy, and expand love outward to live a life of love and service. This is the second year we are teaching this workshop at the Omega Institute, as it was really well received! It comes right out of our book in progress, Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose. Learn More and Register Here!

19th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, Sat. and Sun. Sept 23 and 24, 10am to 5PM Forster’s Farm, Orange A scent-sational destination for fabulous family fun, amazing art and agriculture, and serious skills for local living. We love organizing this even with our neighbors! At our tent, enjoy gardening and garlic-growing workshops then choose from a unique selection to plant or eat. Savor our farm-fresh cuisine that supports our youth and community programs. Solidarity Handworks meditation benches and furniture for sale too. Full festival info: garlicandarts.org

Oct 28: Solidarity Saturday Tour at 10am  Experience our farm, home and education center that integrates abundant no-till and low maintenance gardens, solar greenhouses, energy efficient buildings, solar electric & hot water systems with founders Ricky and Deb.  Learn about Seeds of Solidarity’s youth and community programs that cultivate resilient lives and communities.If you wish bring a dish for a potluck lunch. Free! No pre-registration, all are welcome.

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.”

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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