Thursday, March 11, 2010

Food & Ag Working Group Resources

Please visit our new home for the Brix Bounty Blog at We will not be updating the blogspot blog site in coming weeks.

This email was recently posted to the Food&Ag Working Group of the Southeastern Massachusetts Council on Sustainability…


Hope to see folks at the quarterly Council on Sustainability meeting this afternoon (March 11th) and at this Saturday’s Shrink Your Footprint Fair; 1-5PM at the GNB-Voc Tech School, 1121 Ashley Blvd. in New Bedford. Here are a few other items that might be of interest to the Food&Agriculture working group in the coming weeks:

Health, Nutrition, and Food

Sustainable Agriculture at the Local Level

Educational Resources and Events

Monday, March 1, 2010

Brix Bounty Blog has a new home

Now that it's March; we have decided to officially launch our new website and blog
We still have a few items to smooth out with our new website, but I would estimate its 90% complete. Please visit the new site at and also our new Blog page.

Please consider updating your bookmarks or links to the new website.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Ag. Conference for Southeastern Mass.

Enhance Your Farm’s Future:

3rd Annual One-Day Farm Conference & Resource Fair
Organized by Bristol County Conservation District & SEMAP
Saturday, March 27, 2010, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St., Dighton MA

A great event in the works for Saturday March 27th, including demo and introduction on Biochar. I'll be offering a workshop on soil fertility in the morning - with an emphasis on organic methods for nutrient dense production.

We are in the process of switching from blogspot to our new website at and our new Blog. Please visit the new website and blog for up to date Brix Bounty Farm info.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Roots Down New Bedford - postponed 'til Feb. 18th

UPDATE: Due to the anticipated arrival of a winter storm and a Snow Emergency Parking Ban in effect in the City of New Bedford, we have decided to postpone the start of our Roots Down Series until next Thursday Feb. 18th. If you have any questions please contact the farm. Thanks.

For more information on the Roots Down Wintertime Garden Planning Series please visit our new website:

And if you haven't heard the news out of Washington; The First Lady launched Let's Move, the new Child Obesity Campaign yesterday and the USDA released it's impressive Food Environment Atlas, which contains an astounding array of data related to access to healthy food.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Join the 2010 Brix Bounty Crew

Our new website development is going well...In a few weeks we'll be transitioning our blog to the new Blog.

Find out about the many ways you can join the Brix Bounty Crew for 2010 on the Apprenticeships Page on the new site.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Roots Down NB - Wintertime Organic Garden Planning Series

*note, we are currently transitioning to our new home on the web -

Just Announced - Roots Down - New Bedford - We are pleased to announce the dates of our free 2010 Wintertime Organic Garden Planning Workshop Series.
4 Thursdays (Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 18, Mar 25) 4PM-6PM, at the Coachman's House at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum (entrance on 7th st.)

This series of four workshops is geared toward new and experienced gardeners who are interested in learning more about organic growing techniques, connecting with other gardeners, and learning about nutrient dense food production.

Each workshop will build on topics presented in the earlier workshops, so we invite and recommend attending all four dates. More details available at

Please RSVP to preregister by contacting us at 508-992-1868 or emailing

We plan to resume monthly Roots Down - New Bedford Workshops in April 2010. Visit for more information.

Friday, January 15, 2010

CSA 2010 and New Website

Over the past few days we have been busy building our new website... we'll be finalizing a few items over the coming week and hope to have a full version online by the end of January.

We have also put the finishing touches on the details about our 2010 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

We have two exciting options for CSA membership in 2010:
  • Protein&Vegetable Share (in partnership with Elen&T Vieira) - Mondays 2PM-7PM at Round the Bend Farm in South Dartmouth
  • Vegetable Share - Fridays 2PM-7PM at Brix Bounty Farm in Dartmouth.
For more details please view or download our
We are excited to join a terrific group of local farmers providing CSA programs for our community. Other local CSA's in the area are listed at the SEMAP Online Farm Guide.

If you have any questions about our CSA programs after reviewing the info files please contact the farm at 508-992-1868.