Workshops & Events

Seeds of Solidarity Education Center   Workshops and Events 2019

Exciting news! We have many events and readings scheduled for our new book, Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose (March, 2019. Levellers Press)  so do visit the book website and follow our facebook page.

Saturday February 23, 1PM: Free workshop at the Hadley Garden Center, as part of their wonderful winter clinic. Grow Food Everywhere! Seeds of Solidarity founder and farmer, Ricky Baruc will discuss how to grow food everywhere and anywhere using simple tools, local resources, environmentally friendly techniques – all while keeping costs low.

April and May, lots of book events! Learn more and join us.

Solidarity Saturday Farm Tour    Sat. May 25, 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 25, 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 to register

June 6/7: We’ll be at the Slow Living Summit in Brattleboro with a workshop on the 6th, and a public book signing the evening of Friday the 7th. This year’s focus is on women in farming and food entrepreneurship. Visit their site for more info.

Craft Your Own Life Mini internships for young people. We’re running two sessions in 2019!  June 10th to 13th for young adults ages 20 to 24 (in college or working, or just post college). And another: August 5th to 8th for youth ages 15-19. Application priority deadline is May 1 but will be filled on a rolling basis. Get more info and apply here! 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 a grant from Common Good Greenfield, Greenfield Cooperative Farmers Exchange, and the support of generous individuals, there is no fee to participate in a Craft Your Own Life experience. Donations are always welcome.

Grow Food Everywhere for Great Health and Community: a weekend workshop at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY  July 5-7.   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 10th year teaching this workshop and we are thrilled to be part of their ecological literacy program! Plus we will do a reading from our book there Saturday evening July 6th- If you live in or near the Rhinebeck area, please come.


21st Annual North Quabbin  Garlic and Arts Festival   Sat. and Sun. Sept 28 and 29    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. Solidarity Handworks meditation benches and furniture for sale too. Full festival info:


Solidarity Saturday Fall Farm Tour    tbd


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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.
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