This is group was founded to help anyone interested to learn how to grow their own food. We will help install gardens, do demos of different growing techniques, and provide assistance for people to enable themselves. We are attempting to build community. All our meetings are open to anyone who is interested in growing their own food for those who wish to contribute or help in this endeavor.
Please let me know if you are interested having help with your garden or if you'd like to play a larger role in the group.
The choices we make in the kitchen, from what we eat to what we do with the waste we leave behind, have broad implications on the climate and ecology of the Earth. Using Paul Hawken’s inspired book, Drawdown, as a guide, participants will explore the climatic impacts of agriculture and learn how our dietary selections can reverse global warming, support our local farming community, and cultivate a healthy body.
Topics covered include:
•GHG emissions and other ecological impacts from agriculture globally and in the US
•Planetary and health benefits of a plant-rich diet
•Basic understanding and benefits of regenerative, conservation, and organic/biodynamic agriculture
•Food waste- globally, in the US, and in our homes and tips for its reduction
•Introduction to compost
Sponsored by Backyard to Table, this event is free and open to the public.
Matt Stinchcomb is the Executive Director of Good Work Institute, a non-profit organization with a mission to foster just transition in the Hudson Valley. Previously, he was the VP, Values and Impact at Etsy.com. In that role he oversaw the stewardship of the company’s mission, and worked to give all employees the means and the desire to maximize the benefit their work has on people and the planet.
In 2013, he was named a GOOD Magazine ‘Figure of Progress’. The next year he was named as one of the Purpose Economy 100. in 2016, he became a BALLE Local Economy Fellow. Matt also serves on the board of directors for the Schumacher Center for New Economics (Chair) and Naropa University. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, a graduate student in Climate Science and Policy at Bard, and lives in Rhinebeck, NY with his wife, Benedikta, and their three children.