Please check back in early April about our April programs, as we evaluate programming and safety for the collective good at this time. Always feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com
In 2019 we held many events and readings for our new book, Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose (March, 2019. Levellers Press) and have more to come so do visit the book website and follow our facebook page and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a workshop for a college or conference.
March 8th, 2-5PM: Making Love While Farming book reading, inspiring conversation and potluck at Fabric of Life in Colrain, MA.
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 workshop will also 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.
April 19th, 3-5 PM: free mini-workshop and book reading at the Arms Library, Shelburne Falls MA on Growing Food and Climate Resilience
Practical ideas for using local resources to create low maintenance gardens from lawns to lots to farms while conserving water, helping restore the climate, and promoting food access and community partnerships. Slides, interactive conversation, and readings from Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose (2019). You will leave with do-it-yourself ideas and plenty of inspiration to make your gardens and lives more climate resilient!
April 30th: Book reading and conversation at New Salem Library
Solidarity Saturday Farm Tour Sat. May 9, 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. Consider registering for the afternoon workshop below!
No-Till For Life Workshop 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 email@example.com to register
Craft Your Own Life Mini internship for young people ages 20 to 24 (in college or working, or just post college). Friday June 5th to Sunday June 7th. Get details, fee, and application info on this flyer: Craft Your Own Life 2020.
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!.
Grow Food Everywhere for Great Health and Community: a weekend workshop at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY July 3-5. Join us for our how-to gardening workshop at this restorative, healing setting. Click Here for full workshop details and to register. This is our 11th year teaching this workshop and we are thrilled to be part of their ecological literacy program!
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.
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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Mon and Tues are volunteer days on the farm! Call Ricky at 978-544-7564
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.