Earth Day with Terra Cura & Healthy Plymouth

FREE Programs for 6th, 7th & 8th grade Plymouth students. 
This marks Healthy Plymouth's third year of providing free programming to middle school students during April Vacation. Programs include: fitness classes with the Plymouth YMCA and Plymouth Fitness, nature walks with Wildlands Trust, a Basketball Clinic with TT Skillz and Drillz, Plymouth Police Special Operations Day, Art with Kreativ, Claychick & DoggSpot Designs, Career and College Exploration with Quincy College and Earth Day with Terra Cura. Last year we filled over 100 spots throughout the week’s programs, and we expect even higher attendance this year. Our goal is to make the week truly impactful for the students, connecting them to new interests and providing a foundation for important life skills. 
11 AM - 4 PM each day, lunch and snack included.
Visit https://healthyplymouth.org/ to learn more and to register.

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Community Food Systems Conference Workshop - A New Economics That Support Community Food Systems

Adam Davenport, Terra Cura's Director of Sustainability and Community Development will be presenting with Greg Watson (Schumacher Center for New Economics), Pen Loh (Tufts University's Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning), and David Bollier (author, policy strategist, international activist and blogger) at the Community Food Systems Conference on December 6, 2017.

Description:

A major challenge facing community food systems is how to address the needs of consumers around accessibility and affordability (especially in lower-income communities) and those of the participating farmers trying to achieve economic viability.  Often times these goals seem to be at odds with one another.  In fact, they are irreconcilable within the current capitalistic economic system.  There is a need to co-develop a new form of economics that is compatible with local food systems that based on synergistic principles and values.  Examples of tools and strategies to draw upon include community land trusts, commons, local currencies, import replacement and CSAs, among others.

Attempts at building truly sustainable community food systems that must operate within the current economic system will be frustrating at best. The learning goal of this workshop is to share with participants some tools and strategies for transforming the existing economic that favors agribusiness-based food systems to one that is consistent with the goals of sustainable food systems that are grounded in ecological principles and designed to strengthen local supply chains/loops.

Seed Saving and Medicinal Herbs Workshop

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • 1:00pm  3:00pm

  • Wildlands Trust 675 Long Pond Road Plymouth, MA, 02360 United States (map)

Join Dave Scandurra and Marina Matos of Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod for a seed saving and medicinal herbs workshop hosted by Terra Cura, Inc. and Wildlands Trust! The seed saving workshop will cover the techniques, materials and will discuss everything you will need to know to get started saving your own seeds. The medicinal herb workshop will examine local plants often classified as "weeds" that can be very beneficial to our well-being. We will learn how to harvest, store and prepare these herbs.

$10 members / $15 nonmembers.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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