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SU Sustainable Food Forest Soil Amending Day

Event Date: 
04/02/2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Yes, you've got it. We're going to be spreading compost and tilling the soil. We might get to plant a few things too!

Locavore Lit Fest

Event Date: 
03/25/2011 - 11:30am - 03/26/2011 - 3:00pm

Kick off the local food season with the Chestertown Locavore Lit Fest, Friday March 25 and Saturday March 26. Food authors ranging from local bloggers to nationally proclaimed journalists will speak about local foods, agriculture, fishing, and the joys of eating. The event kicks off Friday night with a lecture on the morality, health, and environmental aspects of eating with author Lierre Keith, The Vegetarian Myth, at Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College.

On Saturday, after your visit to the farmers' market, make your way downtown to the Bookplate for a panel on how local authors were inspired to begin writing about food, featuring Chestertown Spy Garden & Food Contributing Editor Nancy Robson and local bloggers Aundra Weissert and Tara Holste. Afterward, stay for Lucie Snodgrass, author of Dishing Up Maryland, and then head down to Compleat Booksellers for NPR Food Commentator Bonny Wolf.

Take a lunch break in one of the many downtown Chestertown restaurants, then join us in the afternoon for New York Times bestselling author Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food for a talk about how our love of seafood has influenced the history of four species of fish.
Sponsored by the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College, the Washington College Anthropology Club, Chestertown Natural Foods, the Chestertown Spy and LESSON. Please contact 410-810-7162 or tholste2@washcoll.edu for more information. All events are free and open to the public. Visit http://ces.washcoll.edu for a complete schedule!

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy's 12th Annual Planning Conference, "Vibrant Towns"

Event Date: 
03/18/2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy's 12th Annual Planning Conference, "Vibrant Towns." The conference will carry forward the conversation begun at the 11th annual conference- About Town- at which national and local leaders discussed both process and product in walkable town design and planning. Vibrant Towns will be an opportunity for the region's leaders and residents to contribute to an emerging definition of "vibrant, sustainable, well-defined" Eastern Shore towns.

Historic Lewes Farmers Market

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) is a non-profit, community-based, producer-only, farmers market. Started in the summer of 2006 by a group of volunteers, the market has expanded to 38 vendors.
What is a Community-based, Producer-Only Farmers Market and How is it Different?

A community-based, producer-only farmers market is not just another retail enterprise. It is part of a growing environmental movement trying to pioneer ways to save the land, provide small farmers and small producers a way to stay in business, and to educate our children about the food that we eat.

In addition to fresh produce, eggs, fruits, breads, baked goods, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs, the HLFM features workshops by local chefs (using food from the market), master gardeners, and sustainable agriculture experts. Best of all, the market is a place where every Saturday morning from 8am to 12pm we meet our neighbors and make new friends, making our community much stronger.

People worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket, and that means that it tastes great and is more nutritious. It is also good for our local economy buying directly from family farmers and producers helps them keep their land.

Bethany Beach Farmers Market

Dan Costello

The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market brings an abundance of fresh locally grown produce from the fields of Sussex County to the shores of the Atlantic. Each Sunday morning during the summer season the historic and charming seaside town of Bethany Beach, Delaware, is transformed into a vibrant marketplace teeming with locals and visitors alike experiencing the colors, tastes, textures and aromas unique to this coastal-agricultural community.

Garden Work Day

Event Date: 
02/19/2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

It's looking like it's going to be a great day to do some 'rock harvesting' at the SU Sustainable Food Forest & Living Art Garden. We need shovels, garden forks, and some energy! We'd love to see you at 1102 Camden Avenue in Salisbury!

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