You asked, we listened! In our 2014 year-end survey you said that you are interested in educational programs about healthy eating, preparing and preserving the food in your share, and sustainable growing practices. For the 2015 season we have scheduled programs on just these topics.
We start the season with a workshop featuring raw foods expert Alissa Cohen on June 6 (right after the spring festival).
On June 30 green gardening expert Ellen Sousa will teach us how to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects to our yards and gardens.
Once the season is well underway and you have a wealth of food to preserve you can learn about fermenting veggies with Boston Ferments on July 18.
Mark Richardson, Horticulture Director at the New England Wild Flower Society and Garden in the Woods will present a program on gardening sustainably on August 20.
Round out the season with a fall foraging workshop on October 3rd, where educator Rachel Goclawski will teach us to identify, harvest, and prepare autumn berries, a highly nutritious invasive plant.
In addition to these more formal programs, we plan to have lots of opportunities for informal sharer-to-sharer learning about ways to use your share during pickup times throughout the season.