Workshops & Events

Our 2018 Calendar of events, workshops and tours is starting to GROW!

Check it out, and stay tuned for more:

Saturday February 3rd: We are beneficiaries of the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse. Come on out for some amazing music with the Tommy Filiault Band, including the talented Bo Henderson, Peter Giancola, Klondike, and Doug Plavin. This night will also celebrate Charles Neville (in solidarity with a benefit event in Northampton) who is facing cancer.

On Sat. Feb 17th we offer a workshop at the Rhinecliff, NY Library called Growing Food for the Re-love-ution. Email if you live near and want more info. Or, come on down to the Hadley [MA] Garden Center on Sat. Feb 24th at 1PM when Seeds of Solidarity farmer and founder Ricky Baruc offers a free, hour-long clinic on no-till vegetable gardening.

Thursday March 1 is Trivia Night at the Gill Tavern to benefit Seeds of Solidarity. Come play, eat popcorn, and have fun! You might win a gift certificate too.

March, April and May will find us full swing launching our youth and community educational programs, and we hope you will join us for our free Solidarity Saturday tour on Saturday May 12th at 10am, followed by an optional potluck lunch. That same day, we offer our popular workshop, No-till, Yes Life!  See details below.

Please stay tuned as we post more events and workshops! Join our enews to stay connected as our schedule takes shape. And, did you know there is a soil microbe that promotes happiness? Catch the bug: Mondays and Tuesdays are volunteer days on the farm. Call Ricky at 978-544-7564.

Saturday May 12th:   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. (An additional summer and fall tour will be added soon)

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

Saturday May 12th: 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. 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 to sign up.

July 6 to 8: Grow Food Everywhere Workshop (at the Omega Institute) We are delighted to teach for the 9th 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.  And, learn about the Omega Ecological Literacy Immersion program offered too. We’ll post the registration link as soon as we get it but feel free to email us with questions.


October 12 to 14: 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.

20th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, Sat. and Sun. Sept 29 and 30, 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:

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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