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2019 Printable calendar of Events


*Friday, March 15, 6-8 p.m.             What's Happened to our Food Quality, Talk,  2 hours including discussion


NEW!April 5 Old Sam Peabody Band Contradance at Dorchester Town Hall - cosponsored by Town of Dorchester and D Acres 7-9pm


Friday, April 12, 6-8:30 p.m.          Nourishing Traditional Diets, Part I, DVD,   2 1/2 hours including discussion


Sunday April 14 Microgreens with Jess Boynton 2-3pm $7 adults/kids free



Friday, May3, 6-8:30 p.m.              Nourishing Traditional Diets, Part II, DVD,  2 1/2 hours including discussion

May 12 Len Reitsma Migratory Bird Walk 6:30am FREE!!


May 12 Starting Seeds with Intention with Sean Sullivan (description below)


May 25 Araba-Lon 8-10pm https://www.arabalon.com/about-us.html FREE


June 1st Opening Day (description below)


Friday, June 21, 6-8:30 p.m.           Nourishing Traditional Diets, Part III, DVD, 2 1/2 hours including discussion


July 13 John Kriz Winemaking 4pm

*Saturday, July 20, 2-4 p.m.             Fermented Beverages, 2 hours in kitchen

August 11 Tommy Mushroom Man Forest to Table 1-7pm (dinner included $125) Tommy Stoughton <thomas.stoughton@gmail.com




Friday, August 16, 6-8:30 p.m        The Oiling of America, DVD, 2 1/2 hours including discussion




*Saturday, September 21, 2-4 p.m.   Culturing Milk Products, 2 hours in kitchen


Oct 6 Acorn Workshop 1-3pm Daniela Dana see description below

Oct 12th Arabalon African Drumming 7:30-9:30 Free


Friday, October 18, 6-8:30 p.m.      Nourishing Our Children, DVD, 2 1/2 hours including discussion

*Saturday, November 9, 2-4 p.m.      Fermentation 101, 2 hours in kitchen


Dec 8 Acorn Festival 1-3pm Daniela Dana see description below


*Saturday, December 7, 2-4 p.m.       Meat Stock and Bone Broth, 2 hours in kitchen








Louise Turner- Louise Turner is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has a Master of Science in Occupational

Therapy with over 40 years of experience in hospital, home care, transitional care, and nursing home settings. With her medical background she has a deep understanding of current medical and health issues that our society is experiencing. Her interests in nutrition and herbal medicine complement and broaden her medical background. She is a

Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation, which supports the restoration of nutrient-dense whole foods to the American diet along with the necessary food preparation and preservation techniques.



*Friday, March 15, 6-8 p.m.             What's Happened to our Food Quality, Talk,  2 hours including discussion

Friday, April 12, 6-8:30 p.m.          Nourishing Traditional Diets, Part I, DVD,   2 1/2 hours including discussion

Friday, May3, 6-8:30 p.m.              Nourishing Traditional Diets, Part II, DVD,  2 1/2 hours including discussion

Friday, June 21, 6-8:30 p.m.           Nourishing Traditional Diets, Part III, DVD, 2 1/2 hours including discussion

*Saturday, July 20, 2-4 p.m.             Fermented Beverages, 2 hours in kitchen

Friday, August 16, 6-8:30 p.m        The Oiling of America, DVD, 2 1/2 hours including discussion

*Saturday, September 21, 2-4 p.m.   Culturing Milk Products, 2 hours in kitchen

Friday, October 18, 6-8:30 p.m.      Nourishing Our Children, DVD, 2 1/2 hours including discussion

*Saturday, November 9, 2-4 p.m.      Fermentation 101, 2 hours in kitchen

*Saturday, December 7, 2-4 p.m.       Meat Stock and Bone Broth, 2 hours in kitchen


Starred and indented items cost, sliding scale, from $15-$25 per person.  I receive 70 % of total received.

Unstarred items are donation of $10.  I receive the total received. How does this sound?


Sean Sullivan - Starting Seeds with Intention May 12

I’ve been so busy preparing for the coming season I totally forgot to send this message. Thank you for your patience. So as we discussed I wanted to have a class for people starting their gardens. Home gardeners are the ideal candidates for this but any people looking to help themselves of any type of chronic degenerative disease are also ideal.

I propose we have a one day class and allow people to plant seeds for a garden. I can supply soil, planters, and seeds; all organic. I figure one tray per person to plant, total of 72 plants. I can bring a variety of plants and allow people to choose as they wish what to plant. There is a specific methodology to how to plant the seeds so that they know who you are aka your DNA, what nutrients you may be lacking or have an overabundance of, how to pass along your intentions for the plants, how to let the microorganisms in the soil know about any toxins in your body, and the cumulative effects to how to grow and harvest your plants so that they grow with the most nutritional density to support your very specific body and health.

I will be able to explain all of this in a step by step manner with everyone being able to follow along, plant their seeds, and take them home to put in their garden.

 

 

I love the title. A more specific subtitle I think is, “co-creating health and abundance with your garden”. AS for costs for me I have trays, cells, soil, and seeds covered, about 8$/person; could be higher depending on if they plant a full tray of tomatoes versus a tray of carrots, but I expect people will take home a good mix. I don’t know what your advertising costs are, but I would trust you to name the price so long as your end is covered.

Lets go with 1pm as a start time.

I will be bringing a mix of seeds, all organic, gonna hit all the NH garden favorites along with a few exotic things. I plan on bringing some seeds saved from my garden and if there is any you have an overabundance of or something particularly rare to pass around youre more than welcome to contribute.

There is one thing I need to work out for this; I will have people standing barefoot in the soil that they will be planting their seeds in. I was thinking of laying out a tarp for them to pile the soil on but I also know you guys have a ton of 5 gallon buckets for people with smaller feet. So depending on the number of people and how to exactly lay out this space is to be considered when wee think about a location to do this. I have some 8’ and 6’ folding tables to bring as well, do you have chairs?


Sean Sullivan Sean@goodenoughfarmnh.com

 

June 1st

Time 1-4pm

Open Farm Day


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Acorn Workshop oct 6

Are Acorns really edible?


Yes! Acorns are edible and quite nutritious but they take a bit of processing before you can eat them. They are NOT edible raw. Acorns contain quite a bit of naturally occurring tannins - which make them bitter. Other foods contain tannins to varying degrees (that is often what gives certain foods their unique ‘mouth feel’).  Foods that contain tannins include: pomegranates, grapes, nuts, chocolate, rhubarb and some beans. Come learn how to make them delicious!


Sunday’s activities will include an acorn gathering “how to” walk and processing demonstrations. There will be acorn foods to sample and recipes to share.


We will start at 1PM with a walk through D Acres trails. We will identify how to tell a “good” (for eating) acorn from a “bad” one, and tools & techniques for gathering efficiently - with a light footprint. Topics of discussion will include New England Oak Ecology and other forest news. The walk and workshops are FREE.


1:45-2:30 PM will be inside demonstration of acorn processing and storage methods, using equipment found in most households. There will be several acorn dishes to sample.



WHAT TO BRING: Dress for the weather (gloves, rain-coat, etc). We’ll have plenty of acorns to work with, but you are welcome to bring acorns you have gathered elsewhere.


 

 

Acorn Festival Dec 8 Calling all Acorn aficionados, enthusiasts and oak-nut neophytes: time to celebrate the fall of them! Goals for the afternoon include sharing acorn lore, food, and FUN. Sunday’s activities will include acorn gathering and processing “how to” demonstrations. There will be acorn foods & beverages to sample, recipes to share, contests for the biggest acorn & acorn art forms.


The 2018 Acorn Festival opens at 1PM with discussion of New England Oak Ecology and other forest news. We will identify how to tell a “good” (for eating) acorn from a “bad” one, and tools & techniques for gathering efficiently, with a light footprint.


2:00-3:00 PM will be inside demonstration of acorn processing and storage methods, using equipment found in most households. The talk, workshops, and contests are FREE.


WHAT TO BRING: We’ll have plenty of acorns to work with, but you are welcome to bring acorns you have gathered elsewhere. Been inspired? You can bring a submission for one or all of the acorn contests (see categories below).


Submissions may be entered on the day (12/8/19), and will be voted on by the day’s participants.

CONTESTS include:

The Biggest Acorn / The Smallest Acorn

Acorn drawing / photo (please bring in frame that can stand on table)

Acorn poem / song (please bring typed copy for perusal by participants)

Acorn sculpture or collage





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