March 20, 2013
Learn organic certification 101 from Lorna Donaldson, an organic farmer and straw bale gardening expert. This class is FREE. Pre-registration requested. Call Mary Beth White at 631-629-5854 or email StrawBalesPlus@gmail.com.
For more information, go to www.strawbalesplus.com
The Straw Bale Gardening Workshops will provide in a step-by-step fashion exactly what one needs to get started. Local resources for Straw Bales will be shared, and a limited number of bales will be available for purchase at each workshop. Cost is $35 per person. Payment is by PayPal. Cancellations must be made 7 days or more before the workshop date in order to receive a refund. Workshops will be held outdoors- so dress accordingly. In case of inclement weather, a sheltered area will be used for the workshop.
March 14, 2013
Sustainability Institute at Molloy College Presents: Sustainable Living Film Series March 14th — The Island President
You are cordially invited to the Sustainable Living Film Series screening of the award winning documentary The Island President.
The Sustainable Living Film Series is a documentary series presented by the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College that screens films with a focus on environmental protection and sustainability, and features a different organizational partner for each presentation.
Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.
The Island President captures Nasheed’s first year of office, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, where the film provides a rare glimpse of the political horse-trading that goes on at such a top-level global assembly. Nasheed is unusually candid about revealing his strategies—leveraging the Maldives’ underdog position as a tiny country, harnessing the power of media, and overcoming deadlocks through an appeal to unity with other developing nations. When hope fades for a written accord to be signed, Nasheed makes a stirring speech which salvages an agreement. Despite the modest size of his country, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.
Vegan food, popcorn and socializing at 6:00. Film starts at 7:15. Discussion following the film. Running time: 101 minutes.
To RSVP or for more info call 516.678.5000 ext.7562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 7, 2013
A Conference at Hofstra University
Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, 2013
Register at: HOFSTRA.EDU/SUSTAINABLEFUTURES
From the Outside In: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs is a three-day conference focusing on the sustainable futures in global city-regions, taking the suburbs as its starting point and working its way inward to the city center.
Join academics, practitioners, and community leaders for an interdisciplinary discussion about sustainability that bridges the environmental, economic, and social spheres within complex urban regions.
Sustainable Futures Conference
Hofstra Cultural Center
243 Gallon Wing
113 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1130
For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669
December 1, 2012
The Long Island Small Farm Initiative is organizing our first, post Summit event, for Saturday, December 1st at 9:30 am. We will be gathering at Fox Hollow Farm in South Huntington, for a morning of garlic planting and farm tour, followed by a community pot luck meal. I hope you can join us to help to build our local sustainable community of conscious food lovers! To RSVP, send an email to Long Island Small Farm Central at the NS Land Alliance, email@example.com
Please bring a dish to share with everyone!
April 14, 2012
Save the date for the next LI Small Farm Summit which will take place on Saturday, April 14th, at Hofstra University in Hempstead. It is an all day event, beginning at 8am, and continuing into the evening. We have two keynote speakers lined up, Will Allen from Growing Power in Milwaukee, and Chef Ann Cooper, the Renegade Lunch Lady, who is a pioneer in changing the school lunch program. There will be workshops going on all day, bringing together farmers, homesteaders, parents, teachers, food service personnel, backyard gardeners, bee keepers, fisherman, activists, and all those who care about our food system. Please plan on joining us. For more information, go to the website, longislandsmallfarmcentral.com/
April 3, 2012
Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent ac-tion, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.
Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.
Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasona-bly burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.
$9 Members / $13 Public
Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006