- New email address for ConcordCAN!
- Check out the ConcordCAN! FACEBOOK pageGo to Get Involved to find out more
- LOCAL EVENTS:
- Sustainable Concord Coffee: Stay tuned for upcoming topics and speakers in the Fall.
- Metrowest Node of 350 MA
Nature Can Rescue Our ClimateTrinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street in Concord.
Thursday, July 7, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
- Gardening For Life
Free Mid-Summer Food Garden Tour RSVP is needed by July 15 to Debbie Barr.
Saturday, July 16, 9:30-12 AM
- SAVE THE DATEConcord Farm and Garden Fair
,See a local food system in action! Many activities in and around town.
For more information: Concord Food
To volunteer click here. September 10 - 11
- REGIONAL EVENTS :
- Better Future ProjectVigil at West Roxbury Lateral Construction SiteStop the West Roxbury Lateral holds vigils Monday evenings at the proposed site of the metering and regulating stationSpectra West Roxbury Lateral Metering and Regulating Station Construction Site (intersection of Grove and Center Sts) For the latest details go to: Stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline Monday, July 11, 6:30 - 7:00 PM
- 42nd NOFA Summer Conference Cultivating the Organic Grassroot Movement: Reversing Climate Change and Improving Farms at UMASS Amherst. August 12 - 14
- Massachusetts Petitions to Sign To Speaker Deleo -
GET SOLAR BACK ON TRACK To Governor Baker - MORE CLEAN ENERGY
For the text of these petitions and
the links to sign them go to
the Get Involved page.
Sustainable Concord Coffee
Will Return in the Fall
ConcordCAN! and Metrowest of 350 MA
Nature Can Rescue Our Climate
Thursday, July 7, 7:00 - 9 PM
Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord
Sharon McGregor, former Massachusetts Assistant Secretary for the Environment and a director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, will discuss how restoring biological diversity and ecosystem processes can significantly reduce atmospheric carbon and keep global temperature increases within the scientifically determined safe limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius. She will present both the science and practical guidelines for accomplishing a turn-around in the climate crisis. Her message is one of hope- not only for rescuing the Earth's climate, but also for restoring the nature that sustains us.
Gardening for Life
Free Mid-Summer Food Garden Tour
Saturday, July 16, 9:30 - 12 AM
Mid-summer is a great time to meet with other gardeners and compare notes about how our gardens grow! Gardening for Life invites you to a Mid-Summer Food Garden Tour and Talk at bio-diverse community-based gardens, plus a barn tour followed by a Bring Your Own lunch. The Tour is free and open to the public.
Tour hosts will share their experience with knowing what thrives as well as how they cope with unpredictable weather, pests and disease. Each tour leader allows for discussion: and the tour ends with a picnic lunch overlooking a beautiful bio- diverse farm, full of flowers and veggies.
Learn about fellow gardeners’ interests, creativity and good garden practices. Join in a walk through the fields; visit a newly raised barn and then stay for a BYO lunch. Space is limited. Carpooling is available. RSVP is needed by July 15 to Debbie Barr. Directions and details will be provided by July 15.
Gardening for Life emerged from a League of Women Voters and ConcordCAN! Focus on Food event in 2009, and has been offering tours, talks, demos and speakers ever since. It is now part of a local Gardeners Cooperative and a partner with the Concord Food Collaborative. See Concord Food Collaborative for updates and details.
42nd NOFA Summer Conference
Cultivating the Organic Grassroots Movement: Reversing Climate Change and Improving Farms
August 12-14 at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Join people from across the Northeast and beyond for a three-day celebration of the grassroots organic movement. Here learning is a community action – with amazing farmers, presenters, seminars, workshops, food and fun. Immerse yourself with like-minded practitioners and curious learners eager to share their inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and beyond. Young people can build their organic vision for the future at the children and teens conferences.
This year’s keynote speakers bring a passion for solutions – Leah Penniman, food justice activist and farmer at Soul Fire Farm, and André Leu, international organic agronomist and President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.
For more information on the conference please visit NOFA Summer Conference
Concord Food Collaborative abd Gardening for Life
The Annual Farm and Garden Fair
SAVE THE DATE - September 10 - 11, Concord, MA
The Annual Farm and Garden Fair is a weekend-long celebration of local food, where you can find flowers and produce at the Farmers Market, explore local gardens and farms and eat deliciously from the land and kitchens of Concord!
The Fair will include: Activities around town ~ Annual Ag Day Farmers Market ~ Farm and Garden Tours ~ Art & Agriculture Exhibit ~ Activities for Children ~ Local Food Specials ~ Veggies, bees, chickens, flowers, vintage tractors—the works! What a weekend! More details: Concord Food Collaborative
There are plenty of ways to help out and enjoy this community wide event! Come share your know-how with people who share your interests before, during and after. Questions? Debbie Barr.