We had a great 2018 season of events, workshops and tours as below. This page will give you a sense of what we do. Check back in January 2019 for our new schedule.
Deep Green Your Meetings and Events Tuesday May 8, 5.30-7.30 PM
With the Truth School for Social Change Leadership (check it out! truthschool.org)
Holyoke location, Free, more information and registration required here
Solidarity Saturday Farm Tour Sat. May 12, 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! Additional tour dates are Weds August 1 and Saturday Oct 27
No-Till For Life Workshop Sat. May 12, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register
DIY Pee-cycling Sat. June 2, 1-4PM Peak phosphorus is real! Critical for plant growth, this nutrient is being rapidly depleted, yet there is a simple, free way to avert this crisis. Learn several methods to transform your urine into safe, natural fertilizer, including how to make a simple home-scale ‘urinator’ microbe digester. We are happy to share knowledge and experience due to popular demand! $25-$35 sliding scale donation appreciated. Please email email@example.com to register Please note, while carcinogenic and toxic Round-Up is readily sold and available on many a shelf, reclaiming your own, sterile urine may not be approved by your policy-makers-
Craft Your Own Life June 25-29 We are thrilled to offer a very special ‘mini-internship’ for ages 18-22. Check out and share the Craft Your Own Life flyer that includes application information. Applications for this special opportunity are due May 30, but we are accepting them on a rolling basis so the sooner the better.
Grow Food Everywhere for Great Health and Community: a weekend workshop at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY July 6-8 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 9th year teaching this workshop and we are thrilled to be part of their ecological literacy program!
Seeds of Solidarity Farm Tour Weds Aug 1, 5.30 PM Tour (See May 12th tour description) Free, no preregistration. Potluck dinner follows tour
20th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival Sat. and Sun. Sept 29 and 30 10am to 5PM Forster’s Farm, Orange Celebrate 20 years of 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. Our t-shirts and food support our youth programs. Solidarity Handworks meditation benches and furniture for sale too. Full festival info: garlicandarts.org
Magnify your Love: Sharing a Life of Passion & Purpose at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY October 12-14 We love teaching this workshop, rich with creativity and connection. Join us to increase personal happiness, deepen intimacy, and expand love outward in a life of love and service. Create and take home a cedar altar too! Especially great for couples, singles are most welcome. Click Here for full details and to register.
Solidarity Saturday Farm Tour Sat. October 27, 10am Tour (See May 12 tour description)
Join our enews to stay connected.
Mon and Tues are volunteer days on the farm! Call Ricky at 978-544-7564
Coming March 2019! Our book: Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a reading/workshop in your community. We’d love that!
We are grateful for events that happened so far this year: Saturday February 3rd: We are beneficiaries of the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse. On Sat. Feb 17th we offered a workshop at the Rhinecliff, NY Library called Growing Food for the Re-love-ution. There was a great group at the Hadley [MA] Garden Center on Sat. Feb 24th at 1PM when Seeds of Solidarity farmer and founder Ricky Baruc offered a free, hour-long clinic on no-till vegetable gardening. Thursday March 1 was a really fun Trivia Night at the Gill Tavern to benefit Seeds of Solidarity.
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.