Monday, September 21, 2009

Working Waterfront Festival - Sept 26th and 27th in New Bedford

This year's Working Waterfront Festival theme is Surf and Turf: Fisherman and Farmers Finding Common Ground. In addition to their annual celebration of the area's fishing industry the festival will include an agricultural focus. The festival includes a wide variety of family friendly activities, including: cross-cultural exchanges, music, waterfront tours, great food and more. Brix Bounty Farm will have a table with information about our education workshops - Roots Down and tips for home gardeners to grow great vegetables. It's all free! and a great way to spend a day this upcoming weekend celebrating our local culture.

Additionally, on Friday afternoon the 25th at 3:30 PM the festival will host a roundtable discussion about the recent development of CSF - community supported fisheries in New England. It's not too late to RSVP.

For recent media coverage of the festival see today's article by Becky Evans in the Standard-Times or listen to a recording on WCAI of The Point with Mindy Todd from Wed. Sept 16th (a half-hour discussion between Mindy, Laura Orleans of the Working Waterfront Festival, a local fisherman Ed Barrett, and myself).

Stop by the Brix Bounty table and say hello!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

SE Mass Council on Sustainability Meeting

The next Council on Sustainability meeting will be held this coming Thursday, Sept 17th at 3:45 at the ATMC in Fall River. Douglas Foy will be a guest speaker, as well as updates from the 5 working groups. More info is available on the council website.