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Making Love While Farming: Book Reading & Potluck
Sunday, March 08, 2020, 02:00pm - 05:00pm
 Contact office@fabric-of-life.org

Sunday, March 8th 2020

Duration: 3 hours

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: 80 Bassett Road, Shelburne MA 01370

Cost (includes materials): free and open to the public; donations to Fabric of Life welcome

# of Participants: up to 40

Instructor: Ricky Baruch & Deb Habib

Seeds of Solidarity was founded by Ricky Baruch and Deb Habib who met in 1984 while working at the New Alchemy Institute on Cape Cod MA, a small international organization whose purpose was to “design human-scale, low polluting alternatives to super technology and to design and test intensive food growing methods.” New Alchemy’s impact on Ricky and Deb’s lives and that of many others was profound. They spent the next decade or so farming (Ricky) and working in the fields of multicultural and environmental education (Deb). Then in 1994/1995 took part in the International Pilgrimage for Peace and Life, walking from Auschwitz to Hiroshima.  Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center was initiated in 1996, in the spirit of New Alchemy and in honor of those around the world helping to feed the people.

Program Description

Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose is the savory story of a couple who challenged convention to shape a self-created life and grow a loving relationship and family. Their vision blossomed Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center–a solar powered oasis and renowned organization that has taught thousands to ‘Grow Food Everywhere.’ Over fifty essays and stories that recount the humorous and harsh realities of a honeymoon of thousands of miles walked on pilgrimage from Auschwitz to Hiroshima; sixty combined years in the farm fields; adventures building and living off the grid; and the launch of a garlic and arts festival with neighbors and a hundred bucks. These, plus ‘field guides’ with practical DIY ideas, contemplative practices, and seasonal recipes unite under one cover to inspire readers to cultivate resilient and vibrant lives and communities.

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of listening to Ricky and Deb read from their book while enjoying a shared potluck meal.

Location 80 Bassett Road, Shelburne, MA 01370