Can Organic Farming Save the World? – Sunday, March 17th at 4 PM

albino family planting radishesErin Stack MFA, MA, an environmental artist, educator,and organic farmer, is the founder of the Green Artists League, developer of the New Eden Collaborative Community Gardens of First Parish Church Newbury, and owner and manager of New Harmony Farm LLC, a Certified Organic Farm and CSA in West Newbury, MA. New Harmony brings together art, science, and Spirit in a mission to help sustain our community with nutritious food while promoting a more intimate understanding of our interdependence with Nature.

Erin will discuss New Harmony’s model of regenerative agriculture with its focus on organic, biological and permaculture farming practices, community building, and eco-education and research. She will focus on New Harmony’s multi-year research project with Remineralize the Earth and the Marine Biology Labs on the effects of using basalt rock dust and Biochar as soil fertility inputs and how these materials may serve as “carbon sinks” to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Then stay for the Local Flavor Community Potluck a monthly, zero-waste gathering focused on celebrating local food, engaging discussions and building new friendships in the community. Bring a potluck dish, using a many locally-sourced ingredients as possible, and a “mess kit” (non-disposable plate, cup, utensils and napkin).

The event will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 4 PM with the potluck beginning at 5 PM. The event is co-sponsored by Transition Newburyport and Community Resilience Circles and hosted by the Central Congregational Church at 14 Titcomb Street in Newburyport. For additional inform

The event is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome.