Talk with Van Jones, Green Jobs Advocate
Come speak with Van Jones at a small community meeting.

Thursday, Oct. 23
1 pm
Downtown New Bedford Library, 3rd Floor,
William Street, across from City Hall

Van Jones is Founder and President of Green For All
He is working to combine solutions to America’s two biggest problems: social inequality and environmental destruction. Launched at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2007, Green For All grew out of Van’s work creating a ‘Green Job Corp’ in Oakland, California, as part of a program at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Van founded the Center in 1996, which promotes alternatives to violence and incarceration, including its successful “Books Not Bars” campaign that has helped reduce California’s overall youth prison population by more than 30 percent.

Sponsored by
The Marion Institute
The New Bedford Environmental Council
NewB Green/Verde
Sustainable SouthCoast
Old Bedford Village Development Corporation
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Music and Gardening: Green City Night, Oct. 3

We need help shovelers and planters to plant an apple tree, herbs,
blueberries, and water-cleaning plants
We have 4 shovels, bring some if you can.
Even 15 minutes of shoveling will be helpful!
Contact Carol or Mark for more info: or

Green City Night flyer–please post!

(Chuck Smiler suggests we will make pesto from this summer’s city harvest of pesto!)


Gardening & Music to honor the waters

5 to 9 pm • Friday, October 3
Wings Court, Downtown New Bedford
Enter on Purchase Street or Union Street • FREE

Help dig and plant the Wings Court EcoGarden, a landscape
that cleans water

Celebrate music to protect the water
with a preview of the Taunton River Folk Festival,
honoring the source of New Bedford’s water

5-5:45: Ragtime Jack Radcliffe
5:45-6:30: Tesseract, folk harmonies
6:30-7:15: Louis Leeman, singer-songwriter
7:15-8: The Jethros:, bluegrass
8-8:45: U.S. Sam, blues and rock
Also: Providence Phoenix Female vocalist of the year 2007 Maria
Ventura, Lonesome Steve Ventura, and Don Barry

Hosted by First Fridays, Sustainable SouthCoast,
Taunton River Folk Festival, and NB Green/Verde. or 508-999-0691,,

Sustainable food discussion groups and workshops

Menu for the Future – a 6 week discussion circle with readings collected and assembled by the Northwest Earth Institute exploring the connection between food and sustainability.

Introductory meeting Tuesday Sept 9th at 6:30 PM – Brix Bounty Farm, 858 Tucker Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747.
We’ll then meet for 6 Tuesdays from Sept. 23rd through Oct 28th.

Register on or before Sept. 23rd. $25 fee for reading materials (scholarships available)

More info on readings – NWEI Course Offerings – Menu for the Future

Any Questions, Please Contact Derek at 508-992-1868 or (see our blog for other happenings:

Know Your Vegetables
A Monthly Conversation Series Focusing on Small-Scale Vegetable Production.

We invite you (home gardeners, foodies, farmers, anybody who enjoys vegetables… young and old) to join us in a free discussion series on a range of topics related to vegetable production.

Monday Sept 15 – Soil Testing and Fall Cover Crops
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Weekend Permaculture Workshop, Sept. 20-21

Dick Pierce, SE Mass. native and permaculture instructor, will lead a 2-day introductory course offering practical training and skills in sustainable living. We will cover design principles, techniques, and mind-sets that can easily be applied to your home, workplace, and community to help you live well and joyously, in the city, suburbs, or country, but with less energy, less resource consumption, and a smaller/kinder ecological footprint.
Who: Basics for those starting out and new material for experienced hands – homeowners, renters, apartment dwellers; gardeners, organic consumers; land developers, city planners, architects, teachers, etc.. FA is on Tucker Rd., an easy drive from SE-MA, Cape Cod, Boston, RI – via Rt. I-195 or Rt. 6.

Cost: for two-day Course = $120. – $20 goes to Scholarships – for Teachers, Students, Community Coordinators, Seniors, Low Income. Please ask about giving/receiving scholarships.