A Visit to Kitchen Local – Amesbury’s New Shared Use Kitchen – Tues, April 23rd at 7:00 PM

Kitchen LocalThe Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group is headed to Amesbury this month to visit Kitchen Local, the North Shore’s recently-opened, first certified shared-use kitchen. We’ll be touring the community kitchen, and learning about why it was developed and how to use the space, and then convening to discuss how businesses of this nature support local food resources. To quote from their website, “Chefs, small-scale food producers, farmers, and nutrition instructors can use the kitchen for food production, catering, baking, cooking classes, menu planning, training, recipe testing, photography, and product development. At Kitchen Local, a community of foodpreneurs comes together in a collaborative environment to share their passion for food with the world! ”

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing – veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at boiester@gmail.com or 978-388-5629.

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The Bionutrient Approach to Growing Delicious, Nutritious Food – Tuesday, January 22nd at 7 PM

Dan KittredgeOn Tuesday, January 22nd at 7 PM in the Program Room of the Newburyport Public Library, the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group (EGG) will welcome Dan Kittredge to speak about the bionutrient approach to growing delicious, nutritious food. Dan has been an organic farmer since childhood and is the founder of the Real Food Campaign and the Bionutrient Food Association. He is passionate about raising the quality of nutrition in our food supply. Dan will cover key elements of the bionutrient approach including soil biology, minerology and energy dynamics that can be applied to food growing at any scale, from the backyard to a farm.

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing – veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at boiester@gmail.com or 978-388-5629.

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What Does Food Sustainability Mean? – Sunday, January 20th at 4 PM

Come see the images of the Lexicon of Sustainability – 24 magnificent photos – each worth more than a thousand words. They illustrate terms we should understand to ensure we have healthy, tasty, local food in our homes, at our farms and in our communities. Terms like: Grass Fed, Pasture-Raised v. Cage-Free, Sustainability, Biodiversity v. Monoculture, The Soil-Food Web, and more.

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 information visit http://www.transitionnewburport.org or call 978-462-1308.

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

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Lexicon of Sustainability Pop Up Art Installation – Sunday, November 18th – 9 AM to 1 PM

Fresh from installations at the Lawrence Farmers Market on October 17th and the Exeter Farmers Market on October 25th, the Lexicon of Sustainability Pop Up Art Show is coming to the Newburyport Farmers Market on Sunday, November 18th.

Words are the building blocks for new ideas. They have the power to activate change and transform societies. By illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture, and with it the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, the Lexicon of Sustainability educates, engages and activates people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, safer food system in America.
In all, nearly two hundred leaders in food and farming from across the country have contributed their valued experiences to this rapidly growing Lexicon of Sustainability. These insights have been translated into large format “information art” photo collages, a series of short films, and pop up shows across the USA.

Don’t miss this engaging and beautiful photographic exhibit highlighting the language of sustainable food.

Local Flavor Community Potluck – Sunday, November 18th at 6:00 PM


Local Flavor Community Potlucks  are monthly, zero-waste gatherings 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). All ages are welcome.

The potluck will held at Central Congregation Church, 14 Titcomb Street.

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My Year as a Novice Beekeeper – Monday, November 19th at 7 PM

On Monday, November 19th at 7 PM, Deb Carey will share her experience as a beginning beekeeper tending the hives at the New Eden Community Garden in Newbury. Whether you are just curious about beekeeping or have years of experience and would like to share your knowledge, we would love to have you. Rumor has it that there may be samples of different flavored honeys available for tasting. This meeting of the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group will held in the Program Room of the Newburyport Public Library at 94 State Street.

Local Flavor Community Potluck – Sunday, October 21st at 6 PM


Local Flavor Potluck Picnics are monthly, zero-waste gatherings 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 potluck is sponsored by Transition Newburyport and Greater Newburyport Community Resilience Circles and hosted by the  Central Congregation Church, 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport.

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Virtual Visit to a Backyard Foraging Paradise – October 15th at 7 PM

On Monday, October 15th at 7 PM, the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group (EGG) will be transported to the Food Forest Farm in Holyoke MA, where permaculturists Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates designed and created a low-maintenance, sustainable food garden of perennial, poly-culture, multi purpose plants. EGG enthusiasts Deb Carey and Chaffee Monnell visited the farm and will be sharing their experiences and photos of the site. Eric Toensmeier is the author of “Perennial Vegetables” and co-author of “Edible Forest Gardens”. For a sneak preview of the site check out this video  The meeting will held in the Program Room of the Newburyport Public Library at 94 State Street.

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing – veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at boiester@gmail.com or 978-388-5629.

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Local Flavor Potluck Picnic – Sunday, September 16th at 5:30 PM


Local Flavor Potluck Picnics are monthly, zero-waste gatherings 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 potluck will held at Central Congregation Church, 14 Titcomb Street and will follow the program “Bag It” which begins at 4:00 PM.

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Edible Garden Group – Monday, September 10th at 7 PM

Join the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group at Chaffee Monell’s for a fascinating tour of the systems he has created at his home for food growing, water and energy conservation.

The tour will highlight the solar heat harvester he built for dehydrating food in the summer and heating the house in the winter. Be sure to check out this slideshow preview

The tour will begin at 7 PM at 7 Maplewood Avenue in Amesbury.

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing – veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. To learn more visit the website at http://hyperlocavore.ning.com/group/egg and feel free to join the discussion on-line.

For more information contact Deb Carey boiester@gmail.com, 617-922-1831 or Marsha Bogart branett@comcast.net, phone 603-401-8134.

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