Over the years, we have been fortunate to share our experience and knowledge while learning from others in a number of different forums. Scroll down the page for a complete listing of recent Brix Bounty Events. Here are a few of the past events where we have presented…
Brix Bounty Events
Roots Down – New Bedford, ongoing – March 2009 – present
Winter Study – ongoing – Sept 2008 – present
Changing Hands, Changing Lands, June 2009 (Denver, CO)
Connecting for Change – Bioneers by the Bay (New Bedford, MA)
NOFA Summer Conference (Amherst, MA)
Spannocchia Symposium, Feb. 2009 (Italy)
Soil Fertility Panel at the Farmer to Farmer Conference in Sturbridge, Massachusetts presented by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Archived .pdf of Powerpoint Presentation – Farmer to Farmer Dec 9 2010.
UMass Dartmouth Regional Conference on Sustainable Food, March 2009, (Dartmouth, MA)
2010 Events Archive
Monday Feb 1st – Beginning of Winter Study Session #2 – Healthy Crops by Francis Chaboussou at Brix Bounty Farm.
Thursdays Feb 11 18, Feb 25, Mar 18, Mar 25, 4PM – Roots Down New Bedford – Free Wintertime Organic Garden Planning Series presented by Brix Bounty Farm and hosted by the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum.
March – October- Volunteer Season at Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth YMCA. The YMCA hosts group and individual volunteers throughout the growing season. Check them out.
Thursday March 11, 3-5PM – Southeastern Massachusetts Council on Sustainability Quarterly Meeting at the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Tech.
Saturday March 13, 1-5pm – a free Shrink Your Footprint Fair sponsored by SEEAL, at the Greater New Bedford Voc Tech High School, 1122 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Great workshops, exhibits and hands-on activities for adults and children of all ages. Free and open to the public. We’ll be presenting two workshops: at 1:30PM – Growing a Salad Garden for Mother’s Day: Hands-on Seed Starting for Families. and at 3:40PM – Nutrient Dense Foods for Consumers and Gardeners: Tips for the 2010 Growing Season.
Tuesday and Wednesday March 23rd, 24th – Healthy Southcoast by Design, a project of Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast, event at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford (on Tuesday it will include a tour of the area with Mark Fenton and a 9AM keynote by Mark on Wed. morning).
Saturday March 27th 8AM-4PM – Enhance Your Farm’s Future – Bristol County Conservation District and SEMAP – One Day Agricultural Conference at Bristol Agricultural High School – I’ll be among the day’s presenters and will include a workshop on “an introduction to soil fertility/nutrient dense food production” for commercial growers. Registration Info.
Saturday April 3rd, 9AM – Public presentation at Westport Rivers Garden Club at Lee’s Market in Wesport on organic gardening tips.
This Event is Postponed b/c of Rainstorm; it is now rescheduled for Tuesday April 6th from 4PM-5:30 at the same location. Tuesday March 30th, 4PM-5:30PM – Plant and Seed Selection for new and experienced gardeners at the Oak Village Apartments community hall in Fall River (Locust and Wall St.).
Saturday April 10th, 9AM-Noon – NOFA Mass Spring Garden Day – Hands on workshop here at Brix Bounty Farm and other locations around the state. Registration required, for more information visit www.nofamass.org.
Thursday April 15th, 7PM. I presented a workshop/lecture on “Growing Nutrient Dense Foods” to the Cape Cod Organic Gardeners at the Whelden Library in West Barnstable.
In the afternoon on the 15th, Carol Mosley Braun will be speaking at UMass Dartmouth; offering a presentation “Thinking Green: Organic Living Through Sustainable Practice” which will include thoughts about her current work with her company, Ambassador Organics, which markets Organic and Biodynamic Coffee, Teas, and Spices. Visit with local growers and the fine folks from SEMAP after her talk, which starts at 2PM in Main Auditorium on the UMass Dartmouth campus.
Tuesday April 20th at Noon – Webinar on “Nutrient Dense Foods for Consumers, Gardeners, and Farmers: An Introduction to the Next Big Food Trend.” See our Archive of this Webinar.
Wednesday April 21st – 4PM-7PM – Healthy City Spring Workshop at Government Center in Fall River; I joined a panel discussion focusing on “Cultivating Community Gardens and Farmers’ Markets”.
Tuesday April 27th, all day, at Bristol Community College in Fall River – Southeastern Massachusetts Council on Sustainability Resource Conference for Businesses and Municipalities with keynote addresses by Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute and Mark Sylvia director of Mass. DOER Green Communities Division and breakout sessions in the AM and PM. For more information please see the invitation for the day.
Thursday April 29th, 4PM – Voices for a Healthy Southcoast Meeting in downtown New Bedford.
May 4th, 2010 – Katie and Derek welcome new baby into the family… Mariah Grace Christianson was born in the early morning on Tuesday.
Friday June 4th – we’ll be donating some seedlings to the 3rd annual garden and plant swap event sponsored by First Fridays NB: Friday June 4th from 6PM-9PM at Wing’s Court in downtown New Bedford.
Thursday July 8th – Wing’s Court Farmers’ Market 2010 Season begins – Thursdays through the end of October.
Thursday June 10th, 3PM-5PM – Council on Sustainability Quarterly Meeting at AD Makepeace in Wareham with guest speaker Scott Soares, Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture.
Monday June 14th, Friday June 18th – Start Date of our 2010 CSA Season.
Monday June 21st – SEMAP’s Annual Farm to Table Fundraiser
Sunday July 11th @ 3PM – We’ll hosted a tour for the Cape Cod Organic Gardeners at the Farm.
Tuesday July 13th @ 4PM – Roots Down New Bedford – a special Roots Down session here at the Farm; with a focus on drip irrigation systems and foliar sprays.
Saturday July 17th – 11th Annual 3rd Eye Open at Buttonwood Park – a terrific local hip hop event with green activities fair. Due to a scheduling conflict we won’t be tabling this year, but we hope to be back at 3rd Eye in 2011.
Tuesday July 20th – We presented in the morning at the Sustainability Summer Camp for Adults at UMass Dartmouth. Find out more about their terrific week of programming at their website.
Late May/Early June Mid July – Opening of new Brix Bounty Farm Roadside Stand at 858 Tucker Road. More details coming soon… see the Roadside Stand page for more details.
Friday – Sunday Aug. 13-15, 2010 NOFA Summer Conference in Amherst, MA. I’ ll be presenting a workshop on Saturday afternoon: A Report Along the Path to High Brix.
Saturday September 25th – Dartmouth YMCA Fall Festival with Farm Activities from 11 – 3 at Sharing the Harvest, 276 Gulf Road in Dartmouth.
Saturday & Sunday September 25th & 26th – Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford. We’ll once again be participating in the farmers market area with veggies and information to help local gardeners…
Friday – Sunday October 22-24, 6th Annual Connecting for Change: A Bioneers by the Bay Conference in New Bedford, MA. We presented a soil testing workshop on Saturday afternoon and a gardening program for their Family Program on Saturday morning.
NOT TO BE MISSED >> Join us on Tuesday November 30th at 7PM at Friends Academy (1088 Tucker Road in Dartmouth) for a free lecture presented by Dan Kittredge of the Real Food Campaign, An Introduction to Nutrient Dense Crop Production. This lecture will serve as an introduction to the 5 part workshop series we’ll be hosting beginning in January (details below).
Thursday December 9th 2010: We’ joined a morning panel on Soil Fertility at the Farmer to Farmer Conference in Sturbridge, Massachusetts presented by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. For folks who attended the panel; here’s the .pdf of the Powerpoint Presentation – Farmer to Farmer Dec 9 2010.
We’ll be co-hosting a Nutrient Density Production Course along with Friends Academy beginning in January 2011. Join us for 5 day long sessions led by Dan Kittredge: Saturdays: Jan 8, Feb 19, Apr 16, June 18, and August 27. For more information and to register visit the Real Food Campaign – Workshop Series Page. This will be an amazing opportunity to learn from one of the leading farm consultants in the Northeast. Registration Fee for the workshop series is $300, and can be completed online through the Real Food campaign’s website (linked above). This series is suitable for backyard growers and production farmers, the workshops will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the theories and practices involved with nutrient dense crop production.
Mondays – December 13,20 2010 & January 3,10,17,24 2011: Our Winter Study Session I at Brix Bounty Farm will begin on Monday December 13th with a 6-week session focusing on community, economics, & agriculture. For more info please see our Winter Study page.
- Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered by Woody Tasch. Published in 2009 to coincide with the launch of the Slow Money Alliance.
- Toward an Associative Economy in the Sustainable Food and Farming Movement by Robert Karp. Originally Published in the Biodynamics Journal.
- with excerpts from Riane Eisler’s The Real Wealth of Nations Creating a Caring Economics
Saturday December 18th, 2010, 10 AM: Join us for a Know Your Vegetables Session- Open Greenhouse at Brix Bounty Farm. We’ll spend a bit of time inside our propagation greenhouse which we currently use as a winter “kitchen garden” to grow greens. We’ll take time to discuss good crops for the winter, climate management, and the role of soil fertility in wintertime production. Brix Bounty Tip Sheet – Winter Growing – Dec 2010.