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Tuesday February 1st - Cooks & Books Series at the Mattapoisett Library, 7:00pm - POSTPONED

Due to weather - please see SEMAP website for rescheduled date.


Saturday, February 12th, 2011 - Applesauce Canning Class!apples

SEMAP workshop hosted by Cedar Spring Herb Farm

1:00 pm - 3:00pm at Cedar Spring Herb Farm - 159 Long Pond Rd., Harwich

Learn from a pro!  Local grower/herbalist Donna Eaton will show us the ins and outs of canning our own delicious, all-natural Applesauce made from locally grown apples.  Learn recipes, canning instructions, and tidbits on saving money by preserving locally grown foods.  Take home a jar!

Cost: $20.00 per person; RSVP required!  Click here to REGISTER ONLINE.

TEDxTEDx Field

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 - SEMAP TEDx Viewing Party!

"Changing the Way We Eat"

Between 10:00am and 6:00pm, UMass Cranberry Experiment Station

1 State Bog Rd., East Wareham, MA -

This one-day TEDx event will explore the food system -- from what happened, to where we are, to what we are doing to shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming.  

Join SEMAP and friends for a day of amazing speakers, delicious local food and discussion of our own sustainability!

Visit for a full schedule of speakers and discussions. 

Plus, it's a POTLUCK! -  Feel free to bring a homemade snack or warm winter food item.  (Please indicate when registering.) 

Free Event - RSVP required.   Click HERE to REGISTER ONLINE


March One-Day Farm Conference - with NEW PUBLIC TRACK

Saturday, March 5th @ Bristol County Agricultural School

8:30 - 4:00pm, 135 Center Street, Dighton Ma.

SEMAP's annual One-Day Farm Conference has traditionally been a day filled with ideas, resources and next steps for farmers throughout Southeastern Mass.  For 2011, we'd like to extend this invitation to the public, and incorporate more classes, workshops and resources for home gardeners, and folks interested in learning more about small scale sustainable agriculture. 

Local lunch provided by Mike Melo of M&C Cafe in New Bedford, Ma.  Registration and fee required.  Click here to REGISTER!  (Check back for updated workshops and speakers!)


Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth - Monday, March 14th, 2011

5:30PM - New Bedford Public Library, 196 Williams Street, New Bedford MA


Sson of a farmeron of a Farmer, Child of the Earth, is written by 4th generation farmer Eric Herm, who lives on his farm in Western Texas.  Eric's inspirational work teaches us first hand the struggles modern small farmers face, and leaves us all empowered to make the changes needed to fix our food system for the better.

Join us in New Bedford to hear Eric speak on his farming experience TX and his work to help the next generation of farmers become more sustainable and less dependent on corporately owned chemicals and seed.  Visit   to learn more about Eric and his vision for the future of small farms.  Click here to RSVP online.


Tuesday March 29th, 2011 - 'New Beginnings' Organic Gardening Talk with Jessica Duphily Cook - 7:30pm

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, 396 County Street New Bedford Ma.

SEMAP in collaboration with The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and local organic landscaper and gardener, Jessica Duphily Cook to offer a 'New Beginnings' talk on how to design and prepare your garden for springtime planting.  Learn more about the positive benefits of growing and enjoying your own vegetables, fruit and herbs.  Program content will provide an overview of organic gardening techniques and tried-and-true methods to guide you in creating a healthy landscape and beautiful garden environment.  Don't miss this opportunity to begin your garden planning and kick-start the growing season!

Cost: RJD members, $8.00; non-members, $10.00, at door.

Please visit for more information.  RSVP by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you at one of SEMAP's upcoming events!


Sarah Cogswell
SEMAP Buy Local Coordinator