Category Archives: Food

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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Garden Night @ Wings Court, Downtown New Bedford!

volunteers needed! attendees needed too!


Take home a garden!

6:30 to 9 pm • Friday, June 6
Wings Court in Downtown New Bedford
Enter on Purchase Street or Union Street
Free • All welcome

Growing food helps reduce your grocery bill, lower your gas costs,
and eat better. Join us.

• get FREE garden compost (bring buckets!)
• plant seedlings, buy and trade plants, get free seedlings!
• watch a fun film about an eclectic farmer
• make a raised-bed garden
• help plan the Wings Court eco-garden
• bring a picnic! enjoy live music
• free bicycle cab rides by NB Pedicab


5 pm
Sing Out singalong (a First Fridays event) in Bristol Hall,
752 Purchase Street, next to The Green Bean cafe

6:30 pm
Garden Night in Wings Court (behind Bristol Hall)

8 pm
Film: The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Hosted by First Fridays, Sustainable SouthCoast and NB

Compost supplied free by the City of NB. Materials funded by the
United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Mini-Grants Program
Questions: or 508-999-0691

Food springs forth on the South Coast

It’s still frosty, however locally grown food was found on a recent visit to Eva Sommaripa at Eva’s Garden in South Dartmouth. Eva filled a bag with potatoes and beets stored during the winter in underground barrels, 61.jpg
and then some cuttings of rosemary, wild cress, arugula, miners lettuce, and turnip greens growing in her greenhouse. She also provided venison given to her by bow hunters who hunt on her farm in the winter. 18.jpg