[act-ma] Seeking Native Seeds & Free Workshops on Seed Day

Inst. of Near Eastern and African Studies ineas_1994 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 23 11:21:20 PDT 2014

1. April 26 is International Seed Day
2. New Free Workshop on Seed Saving Techniques
3. Seeking Native Seeds for Alewife Reservation  
 1. INEAS Event   Co-sponsored by Harvest Co-op  
 International Seed Day (ISD)April 26 Celebrating ISD for Six Years2009-2014 April 26 is a day to celebrate seeds, enjoy local and organic foods, educate the public about food sovereignty, bio-diversity and Farmers' rights while bringing awareness to the dangers of bio-piracy, GMOs and terminator seeds.
  Where: Roslindale Congregational Church25 Cummins Highway, Roslindale , Mass. 02131
When:  Saturday, April 26 from 11:30 – 5 pm 

Join us to celebrate seedsappreciate agriculture andenjoy local and organic foods
  Free Workshop 1: Explore Farming

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
By Sam Anderson
Have you ever thought you might like to make a business out of growing vegetables or raising animals? This workshop followed by a discussion session is designed to help you start thinking about your future farm business - and whether or not starting a farm business is right for you. We will talk about agriculture in New England, the challenges and rewards of starting a farm business, what resources and knowledge you will need in order to start farming, and some ways you can get involved in growing food without the risk of starting a business.

This workshop is provided courtesy of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
  2.  Free Workshop 2: Seed Saving Techniques
 Seeds 101: Starting, Saving, and Libraries
 Saturday, April 26  2:00 - 3:00 pm   FREE to The Public By Michelle De Lima, Garden Educator at Boston Natural Area Network  Would you like to start your own seedlings for your garden and to harvest seeds from your crops rather than buying them?  This workshop and demonstration will cover how to select and start seeds, teach you some basic seed saving techniques, and introduce you to the new seed libraries sprouting up around Boston.
To register by April 25, please call us at (617) 86-INEAS (864-6327) or send an email with your full name and telephone number to both  INEAS at aol.com  and info at INEAS.org    Thank you.

  3.  Seeking Native Seeds for Alewife Reservation Seeking Volunteers and New England Native Seeds for Native Garden on April 26:  Clean-up and planting day throughout the Commonwealth. 
Earth Day, International Seed Day and Park Serve Day are on April 26 at the Alewife T stop in Cambridge   10 am - 2 pm  Cambridge: Friends of Alewife Reservation and Green Cambridge will host a park cleanup along Alewife Brook and Little River in coordination with DCR Park Serve Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. The day is also in honor of International Seed Day.  All supplies will be provided. Volunteers should meet outside the Alewife MBTA station at the passenger pickup area.
Contact: Friends of Alewife Reservation or (617)-415-1884 or info at friendsofalewifereservation.org

We Appreciate Your Endorsement of International Seed Day 



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