Annual Backyard Farmers Contest: Wednesday, September 21st

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Kombit Screening on Sunday July 17

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:

KOMBIT: THE COOPERATIVE (TRAILER) from Impact Farming on Vimeo.

Volunteers Needed at NSCF!

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!

Everett Speaks Up: Sharing Everett’s Food Stories

Everett residents have a lot to say about food! Tufts students from a Food Justice course collected their stories at our Food Day event and created a video to share residents’ perspectives on food in Everett:

Special thanks to Matt Hinds, Nicole Smith, Claire Mance, and Marbury Jacobs for their hard work on this project!

Food Day Celebration and Storytelling Success!

Thanks to everyone who celebrated Food Day on Saturday, October 24 with us at Common Ground Coffee Roasters! The event was a great success, and we were so excited to see many familiar faces showing up to support local food and urban agriculture in Everett.

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Residents who attended the event were able to pin a map to select their preferred site for our new farm:

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Many residents and growers also shared their stories with Tufts students for a video project being completed for a Food Justice course. And finally, we gave away amazing local apples and a gift basket which was raffled off! Thanks to everyone who attended and we hope to see you again next summer at our new farm!

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Food Day 2015: Everett Community Growers to Host Storytelling Event at Common Ground Coffee Roasters

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Join ECG at Common Ground Coffee Roasters (1727 Revere Beach Parkway in Everett) from 10AM-2PM on Saturday, October 24th to share your food stories with ECG, enter a raffle for an AMAZING gift basket, learn about the future of urban agriculture in Everett, and more! ECG wants to know how residents in Everett envision the future of community gardening and urban agriculture. Come share in the fun and invite your friends to stop by in celebration of Food Day!

RSVP here (optional):  http://www.foodday.org/eknink/everett_community_growers_food_storytelling