Thanks to everyone who made our first year at the Northern Strand Community Farm a success!
Please join us Sunday, July 17 at Noon at the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea St) for a screening of Kombit: The Cooperative.
About the film: Once known as the richest agricultural country in the Caribbean, Haiti has been wracked by instability and natural disasters. Decades of decline have taken their toll on Haiti’s people, and today the country is 98% deforested with little of its once prosperous agricultural industry enduring. When Timberland commits to creating a sustainable intervention in Haiti that will lead to 5 million trees in 5 years, they work to find partners that understand the harsh realities of aid work but share the vision to build something sustainable. Over the course of 5 years, we follow Timberland’s support of a nascent partnership between a Haitian agronomist and a former NGO leader that commit to empowering communities of farmers to plant millions of trees while improving their crop yields. As the end of Timberland’s financial support approaches, SFA’s leaders race to develop new markets and opportunities for Haitian farmers that will endure and ensure a sustainable, greener future.
See the trailer here:
Join us to grow food at the Northern Strand Community Farm (located at the intersection of West. St. and Wellington St. in Everett!) Generally, volunteer days at the farms will take place:
- Tuesday evenings from 5 PM-6:30 PM
- Thursday afternoons from 2 PM-4 PM
- Saturday mornings from 10 AM-12 PM
Check out the calendar tab for complete information!
Volunteer tasks include planting, watering, weeding, helping with the compost, helping with deliveries to the food pantry, and more! We’re SO excited about NSCF and we hope to see you there!