List of Upcoming Events
Hey, Let's Rock The Boat!
Join us for Rock The Boat, on Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm at the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143. This fundraiser is a benefit for Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA).
For almost 20 years NAMA has been rocking the boat! We've been shaking up the systems, policies, processes, markets and narratives that are dominating fishery policies and marine conservation. Rock The Boat is NAMA's first benefit event featuring, art, food, education, and an auction. The evening will be joined by singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry and the Bob Marley tribute band, Hope Road.
Dance to the music of singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry and groove to the tunes of Bob Marley tribute band Hope Road. Enjoy food provided by supportive restaurants and hospitals - yes we said hospitals! - creating delicious bites using regional sea and land food. Snack on vegetarian raviolis rolled out all night by Joe Gatto of "From Scratch" TV. Imbibe on some local beer, wine and healthy sodas. Learn from thoughtful chefs. Take part in a silent auction. Celebrate our living fishing economies. And support our efforts to keep rocking the boat!
If you can't make it, buy a ticket for someone who can but can't afford it by checking the "Rock the Boat Without Me!" ticket box. We'll prioritize distributing those tickets to fishing community advocates.
See you November 7th! Come Rock the Boat with us!
Thank you to our food providers, sponsors, community partners including:
Join us for another great panel at this year's NESAWG gathering. Our discussion will take place from 3:45 - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11th. For more information on this year's gathering visit the conference website.
What's Sea Got to Do With It?
What's the sea got to do with the food and farm movement? Whether used as fertilizer, animal feed, or direct human consumption, SEAfood is everywhere but in our food system conversations. New England is the first US region to recognize sustainable fisheries, livelihoods and communities parallel to the sustainable farm and food movement on land, by including SEAfood in its food systems planning vision. Discuss how creative collaborations, visualizing and including seafood in the conversation, have increased -- and can further increase -- our collective power for food systems change in the northeast. With the North Atlantic Marine Fisheries Alliance (NAMA) and presenters including:
- Brandy Brooks, Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness - Facilitator
- Tom Kelly, Food Solutions New England
- Brett Tolley, NAMA
- Stacia Clinton, Healthcare Without Harm
- Diana Robinson, Food Chain Workers Alliance and Restaurant Opportunity Center
- Drew Love, Real Food Challenge
- Representative from the National Family Farm Coalition
Please join us for a distinctive 5th Slow Money Maine daylong gathering! NAMA's Niaz Dorry is amongst the great lineup of presenters that include Tom Stearns, of High Mowing Organic Seeds in Vermont as the keynote speaker, sharing business perspectives as Founder & “Head Seedsman” since 1996. Auditorium seating is limited, and with a large audience expected, SMM has arranged for live streaming in one of the additional conference rooms. Auditorium seating will be available on a first come basis the day of the event.
For a full schedule of the day, please visit this link.
Join our friends Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) for their 5th Annual Local Craft Brewfest at the Moakley U.S. Courthouse located on the Boston waterfront - where the city meets the sea. Come taste, explore, socialize, and network with local craft brewers, distillers, cideries, meaderies, artisan beverage brewers, and food producers. While celebrating local brews, you can savor live music by local musicians and enjoy one of Boston's finest harbor views.