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Can Organic Farming Save the World?

Erin Stack MFA, MA, an environmental artist, educator,and organic farmer, is the founder of the Green Artists League, developer of the New Eden Collaborative Community Gardens of First Parish Church Newbury, and owner and manager of New Harmony Farm LLC, a Certified Organic Farm and CSA in West Newbury, MA. New Harmony brings together art, science, and Spirit in a mission to help sustain our community with nutritious food while promoting a more intimate understanding of our interdependence with Nature.

Erin will discuss New Harmony’s model of regenerative agriculture with its focus on organic, biological and permaculture farming practices, community building, and eco-education and research. She will focus on New Harmony’s multi-year research project with Remineralize the Earth and the Marine Biology Labs on the effects of using basalt rock dust and Biochar as soil fertility inputs and how these materials may serve as “carbon sinks” to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Then stay for the Local Flavor Community Potluck beginning at 5 PM, a monthly, zero-waste gathering focused on celebrating local food, engaging discussions and building new friendships in the community. Bring a potluck dish, using a many locally-sourced ingredients as possible, and a “mess kit” (non-disposable plate, cup, utensils and napkin).

The event is co-sponsored by Transition Newburyport and Community Resilience Circles and hosted by the Central Congregational Church at 14 Titcomb Street in Newburyport.

The event is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome.

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  • Elizabeth

    It was wonderful to see so many people come out for the event and stay for the potluck too. We try to list all our events on Meetup, but sometimes it slips through the crack. If you are not already on the Transition Newburyport mail list for our monthly newsletter, please feel free to email [masked]. You can view a copy of our March 2013 newsletter here:

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Warren

    I found the community very welcoming and inspiring. I learned new things from the presentation and from talking with individuals. Thank you for putting this on.

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • sue o.

    Very informative, super inspiring, nice group of people, friendly and welcoming.

    March 18, 2013

  • Judy F.

    As I expected, it was an energetic community gathering. I was pleased to see so many people there. I met a couple of new people, which is always a plus! I love to see Erin's determination to forge ahead. It is inspiring. The potluck dinner was an added extra. Thank you to all who prepared food! I am so glad that springtime is just about here! Yahoo.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was amazing to hear what Erin is doing with growing her farm, supporting community and providing research opportunities to help the environment.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Carmen

    I would love to hear this but will be in New Mexico. I'm missing all the good stuff!

    March 11, 2013

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