Howdy Garden Cycles Fans,
Please excuse us for the inactivity on the website — we’ve been on the move and on the farm for the last few months. Lara is apprenticing at the Glynwood Center in Cold Spring, New York and Liz and I are all the way up in Durham, Maine at New Leaf Farm. We’ve been settling into long days in the fields and in the washroom, up to our ears in salad mix — golden arrowroot, deertongue, claytonia (boy do we know a lot about greens!) — and just picked our first greenhouse tomatoes.
We’re participating in the Maine Organic Farmers’ and Gardeners’ Association‘s Apprenticeship Program — a first class organization that matches newbies with seasoned farmers plus classes and workshops galore. Excitingly I’ve begun to put together a series of podcasts for MOFGA, free downloadable versions of their farm training workshops that should be available on their website in the near future.
Also for anyone in Maine, Liz and I are doing several presentations of the film, “Garden Cycles Presents: Faces from the New Farm”. Check it if you’re around here.
Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00pm at local art and theater house Frontier at historic Fort Andross in Brunswick, Maine
We’ll be presenting along with the Maine Farmland Trust. “MFT’s executive director John Piotti will give a presentation highlighting the ongoing efforts of Maine Farmland Turst to keep Maine farming alive and thriving. Brunswick poet Gary Lawless will enhance the evening by throwing in a handful of poems related to farming; and finally, you will have a chance to see a unique film, “Faces From The New Farm”, shot by two local farm apprentices working at New Leaf Farm in Durham, who cycled from DC to Canada and back and made a film about food producing farms.”
Also enjoy a photo show by Bridget Besaw, showcasing Maine farms and farmers.
Also, catch up at a very exciting conference coming up the Portland, Maine area:
Rooted in Community will be screening our film on Friday evening, July 31st from 9-10 at Maine Community College in South Portland!
“The Rooted In Community National Network (RIC) is a national grassroots network that empowers young people to take leadership in their own communities. We are a diverse movement of youth and adults working together and committed to fostering healthy communities and food justice through urban and rural agriculture, community gardening, food security, and related environmental justice work.”
… and we’re honored to take part! — Kat