2022 Workshops & Events

All programs listed are held outdoors at our new solar farmstand/teaching space unless otherwise indicated. We follow current CDC Covid and local board of health guidance for workshops and events. More events and updates will surely be added. Join our enews to stay connected and current. This includes return of the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival on October 1 and 2, 2022! We’re excited.

Download our Colorful 2022 Workshops and Events Calendar (and read on for details)

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FULL. Making a Livelihood on the Land workshop on April 22 (Earth Day!) for new or aspiring urban or rural farmers, facilitated by an amazing group of presenters, held live at our site. Application Deadline was April 1, and Workshop is now full– but read on for other events!

Solidarity Inspiration Series: Free, hour-long presentations begin promptly at 10.30 am, live at our farmstand. Enjoy our farmstand or new self-guided tour after the workshop.

Join us for one or all of four, free, hour-long presentations. They begin at 10.30 am (sharp). No pre-registration. Bring a chair.

Saturday April 30: Seed the Future: Planting Tips

Saturday August 13: Harvest for Health

Saturday Sept 10: Love your Garden Longer: Season Extension

Saturday Oct 29: Farm tour with Mocktails Plus. a special afternoon event 12-1.30: You Finished Cancer Treatment, Now What? Ten Ideas to Help You Feel Better After Cancer Care. Come hear Dr Amy Rothenberg talk about lifestyle and natural medicine approaches to address symptoms left over from cancer care and learn strategies to help prevent recurrence. Amy Rothenberg is a Seeds of Solidarity friend, licensed naturopathic doctor in Northampton, MA and author of the forthcoming book, You Finished Treatment, Now What? A Field Guide for Cancer Survivors. 2022.

PLUS: Immersive Workshops: Pre-registration Required. Sliding Scale Fees:

FULL with waiting list. New! For Ages 20-30: Building Immersion, Life Tools. Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10. Are you seeking basic building and tool use, be it as farmer, artist, or to increase your own skill set be if for a tool shed, tiny house, or simply increased self-reliance? Along with plenty of hands-on experience, this weekend workshop includes conversation to envision a bountiful life forward, in a beautiful setting and in community with others. Sliding scale $75- $175. ($250 value). Lunches included, rustic on-site overnight camping possible. This workshop is now taking a waiting list.. Email deb@seedsofsolidarity.org to be placed on waiting list.

All day workshop! Your opportunity to learn with the experts.

Rich and Healthy: No-till for Successful Farms and Gardens. Sunday Oct 30, 10am to 5PM, Seeds of Solidarity, Orange MA

Are you a farmer or experienced gardener seeking to start or transition to no-till methods that use simple tools, build healthy soil, reduce labor and cost inputs, promote climate resilience and increase your connection to the land? You’ll learn and practice several no-till techniques- cardboard method, tarping, and cover crops- in this experiential, day-long workshop.  Seasoned Seeds of Solidarity farmer Ricky Baruc will engage you in how to. Soil science researchers Caro Roszell from American Farmland Trust and UMASS PhD candidate Alexa Smychkovich will discuss and demonstrate the impact of no-till agro-ecological methods on building healthy soil. Sliding scale $60-$90. Space limited, email deb@seedsofsolidarity.org to register. Soup and Salad lunch included.

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 2022 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.