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fork to fork

11th June sees the second year of the Franklin Fork to Fork Festival, a celebration of food, drink, music and the buzz of a strong, engaged and active community!   There will be food from Kitty Fisher’s, the River Café, etc etc etc…..

The aim is to raise funds for the Open Air Classroom project at Ark Franklin Primary Academy where we are building an inspirational garden space that will be open to both the school and the local community.  The aim of the garden is to provide an enriching, exciting and educational space for children to learn the fundamental elements of healthy nutrition alongside mathematics, English, science and the wider curriculum, bringing their learning to life.  A place where pupils and the wider community can experience the joy of discovery, solve problems, be creative, develop self-confidence and mature both socially and emotionally.

Our plans include a pond, raised beds, an outdoor kitchen, space for productions and a weather station, affording our children daily opportunities to physically engage with their environment.  We hope the garden can help reverse the trend that currently sees children in the UK spending less time in green spaces than the population of our prisons.  Our garden will give children access to the outdoors, reversing trends in obesity and childhood depression and giving our children space to reflect and grow.  To visit this website and watch the video, click here!


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french farm hack’s registration open now!

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You will have the opportunity to take part in a wealth of activities: introductory sessions to metal work, talks, workshops, conferences, etc. In this form you can tell us the activities that interest you the most, and help us to put together a programme that suits your needs!
In order to keep things simple, we advise you to tick “Definitely” for:
– the ongoing workshop which you are most interested in
– a maximum of 2 introductory workshops
The aim is not only to tell us what you’re interested in, but also what you feel you will be able to do, without trying to cram in too much.

To take a look and to book,  click HERE!


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eddy awards readers’ choice voting is now live!

The EDDYs celebrates editorial excellence among nearly 90 publishers of Edible Communities covering the local food landscape across the US and Canada. A panel of 50+ esteemed judges selected the finalists, and now it’s up to you to pick the Readers’ Choice winners.  Vote daily in each category through June 8! To vote, Click HERE!


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new video in the works on the organic movement

“California Green Fire” is built on “A Fierce Green Fire” — filmmaker Mark Kitchell’s big-picture exploration of environmental activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Now we want to bring it home, to the cutting edge where movements got started and pushed the farthest. The film will tell three environmental epics: 1) saving the redwoods; 2) the rise of organic agriculture; and 3) air pollution and clean renewable energy, from L.A. smog to climate solutions. This sample suggests what could be, for the organic story. It’s only a beginning. Find out more at our website: californiagreenfire.com


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ny: grain bin rescue simulator

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Firefighters and EMS Training Opportunity with Grain Bin Rescue Simulator: Register Now

Seneca Falls, NY.  The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health is bringing the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, NECAS, grain bin simulator to New York State for the August 9, 10, and 11, 2016 Empire Farm Days. Firefighters and rescue personnel will have a free, four-hour, hands-on training opportunity after the show closes on Tuesday, August 9, and Wednesday, August 10.

The free training from 6 pm to 10pm is with NECAS Director Dan Neenan, a Paramedic Specialist with a Firefighter Specialist degree. The training includes one hour or classroom time and three hours of hands-on experience with the grain bin rescue unit filled with 100 bushels of corn.

Trainees will practice lockout, tag out, and extrication of engulfed victims. Registration for the special training is required by contacting Jim Carrabba with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health at 800-343-7527 extension 2216 or jcarrabba@nycamh.com.

 

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