For our first get together, we will discuss absolute basics of the stove (and other appliances) and make pasta!!!
FEATURED EVENT: REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM STRATEGIES
A Conversation with DAVID ORR, ANDY KENDALL, and MARGARET CHRISTIE
moderated by Jonathan Lash
4pm / Franklin Patterson Hall/ Main Lecture Hall
Open to the public
Local food reception to follow
About the Featured Participants:
DAVID ORR is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Special Assistant to the President of Oberlin College. The Oberlin Project was formed out of David Orr's vision of full-spectrum sustainability: an all-encompassing joint venture by the town and College to create a thriving, sustainable and environmentally friendly community in Oberlin.
His career as a scholar, teacher, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur spans fields as diverse as environment and politics, environmental education, campus greening, green building, ecological design, and climate change. He is the author of seven books and co-editor of three others. His first book, Ecological Literacy (SUNY, 1992), was described as a "true classic" by Garrett Hardin. A second book, Earth in Mind (1994/2004) is praised by people as diverse as biologist E. O. Wilson and writer, poet, and farmer, Wendell Berry. Both are widely read and used in hundreds of colleges and universities. The Essential David Orr (Island Press, 2010) is a collection of his writings from 1985 to 2010.
more about David Orr: http://www.oberlinproject.org/about/founder-visionary/david-w-orr
ANDY KENDALL is the Executive Director of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation and together with his colleagues is helping to launch its new program focused on helping build a stronger local food system in New England.
Andy joined the foundation in 2012 after spending 12 years as President of The Trustees of Reservations, a revered, Massachusetts institution founded in 1891 dedicated to protecting properties of exceptional ecological, historic, or scenic value. Amongst his accomplishments, Andy led the development of a network of community farms and gardens across Massachusetts that engaged thousands of people in the sustainable production of local food. Prior to his time at TTOR, Andy worked at both the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Audubon as well as in Costa Rica where he worked on global conservation issues.
Andy is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Business School. In 2011, Andy received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Amherst College for his commitment to the environment.
MARGARET CHRISTIE (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) served as CISA's executive director from 1997-1999, when the Local Hero program was launched, and interim executive director in 2008. She is instrumental in new project development at CISA and is now focused on infrastructure and research projects related to large-volume sales of locally grown products. Prior to joining CISA, Margaret worked for the University of Massachusetts Integrated Pest Management Program and the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, Massachusetts chapter. She has a master's degree in rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a bachelor's degree in sustainable agriculture from The Evergreen State College.
Join Mixed Nuts and the Hampshire College Farm Staff for a pancake breakfast at the new Roos-Rohde House! Featuring maple syrup from the Hampshire College Farm!
This event is part of Earth Day 2015, see the events on April 22nd and 23rd at http://hamp.it/earthday
Milk Not Jails speakers Kevin Quirolo, Stephen Pendarvis, and Quana Cheatham will be coming to cozy mixed nuts where there will be interesting conversation and tasty snacks.
Hampshire Students Against Mass Incarceration and Hampshire Food Advocates will have these three representatives from MNJ speak to the history of their organization and their own involvements in agricultural sustainability as an alternative to the prison industrial complex.
"Milk Not Jails is an economic alternative to the prison industry. We are a dairy marketing and distribution co-operative and we are a political campaign building an alliance for a sustainable and just regional economy. We are building a regional economy that depends on bringing city residents local, healthy food, not locking them up."
"Envisioning a Post Prohibition World" Conference
April 17-19, 2015 Amherst, MA
or watch the livestream @ www.psymposia.com
We asked our speakers to imagine the world without a drug war.
Find out their thoughts on the weekend of April 17-19 when Psymposia hosts a new kind of drug conference in the brand new Integrative Learning Center building at the University of Massachusetts campus.
We begin on Friday night with a free 'Psychedelic Storytelling' followed by two days of talks featuring the Erowids, Chris Kilham, Katherine MacLean, Dorion Sagan, Dimitri Mugianis, & many more. Plus a lobby filled with artists, vendors, drug organizations and new friends to meet.
If you don't want to trek to scenic UMass Amherst, watch the entire conference online and ask questions to our host Lex Pelger who will be monitoring the feeds.
With short speeches and lots of time for audience questions, we hope to foster interaction and highlight a far-flung array of topics from our psychoactive community.
The Future of Healthcare: Psychedelic Medicine
Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet
This Thing Called the Psychedelic Community
How the Internet Ends the Drug War
Earth & Fire, Erowid Center
Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham - Ayahuasca Test Pilots
Katherine MacLean - The Psychedelic Art of Dying
Dorion Sagan - Taking Drugs Seriously
Neşe Devenot - Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet
Dimitri Mugianis - A Conversation on Ibogaine & Harm Reduction
Britta Love - Hookers & Dealers to Therapists & Guides
Jeremy Wolff - How Cannabis Reflects the Future
Kilindi Iyi - Psilocybin For the People
Oliver Williams - To Breathe Or Not To Breathe, a talk on Holotropic Breathwork
Twig Harper - Transmissions From Salvia Space
Richard Doyle - Ecodelics
David Nickles - DMT Nexus
...and many more including our "Fresh Voices" segments where we hear from fresh speakers that we'd like to highlight.
Integrative Learning Center N251
at UMass Amherst (2nd floor main entrance)
650 N Pleasant St Amherst MA 01003
Schedule for the weekend of April 17th:
Friday: Psychedelic Storytelling (FREE) - 7PM
Saturday & Sunday: Envisioning Conference
Doors 9:30 AM
Because it's a college town, Amherst has plenty of of places to stay close to campus including AirBnBs from cool old professorial types.
2 hours from Boston. 3 hours from NYC.
We'll try to facilitate carpools from the cities
Shuttles run both to Boston's Logan Airport &
Bradley Int'l Airport in Windsor Locks, CT (only an hour away)
NYC: Megabus has a run in the morning and another at 4PM
BOS: Peter Pan runs quite often
Tickets are limited and on a first come first serve basis. Discounted rate for students are available. A limited number of day passes MAY be available at the door.
If you can't physically make it to the event, the event can come to you! We're live streaming it - weekend passes are just $20. Go to www.psymposia.com to purchase yours and thanks!
Watch our new trailer featuring music by Beach Babes
Come out into the community garden to share the labors of preparing the soil and site for planting! We will be getting plants in the near future and want to prepare the space as fully as possible this weekend! We hope to have a fun and communal atmosphere with people sharing labors and creating a space for the whole community to enjoy. Inspirations and excitement and greatly encouraged!
Come by for as long or as short as you like and help make this space beautiful!
Mixed Nuts cooperative is hosting pizza tasting with delicious pizza from the Hillside company. Come enjoy yummy pizza from Hillside and let us know which one you liked the most! :)
It's Hampshire's 45th Anniversary! Come celebrate it and the much-awaited arrival of spring by planting 45 flowers around the Roos-Rohde House.
Anyone can plant one. First come, first serve!
Eat some pancakes from 8:30 to 10:30, and join us for some fun flower power planting!
The design of what will be planted was made by Rehamping students. The event is sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.