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Weed Walk and Cheese Tasting at Beltane Farm in Lebanon, CT

This just got passed along to me, and it seems like just plain fun! I’ll be there for sure.

Enjoy an afternoon stroll around the farmland identifying plants and herbs that grow wild. Learn their uses, history and attributes Join Pam Brundage, an expert in wild plants. Afterwards, enjoy a private cheese tasting with cheeses made right on the farm. Meet the goats, see where the cheese is made.
Sunday July 26th at 1:00pm at Beltane Farm
59 Taylor Bridge Rd. Lebanon, CT …Cost is $20.00 per person Register by calling 860-887-4709 or by email at or through

A few dates that I’ve put on my calendar for 2015 and highly recommend them to you:

Health Starts Here

  • Where: Manchester Community College on Main, 903 Main Street, Manchester
  • When: Thursday, January 8th 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • $20/person, reservations required ( BYOB
  • Sponsored by: Wind Hill Community Farm, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit organization

The event is a demonstration on healthy eating! It features Alexandra Dilling, the Healthy Eating Specialist from Whole Foods Market, Inc. and Krista MacGregor, Integrative Health Advisor and Coach and Founder of Ki-Elements.  They will present a discussion on healthy eating and will prepare small plates using “Super Foods” and “Nutrient-Dense Foods” that are good for you and that taste good, too.


  • Guacomole and Fresh Vegetables
  • Jicama, Black Bean, and Quinoa Salad
  • Shrimp & Pineapple Ginger Rice
  • Raw Food Chocolate

On Friendly Turf

Part I: Before you sign your lawn care contract…

The Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury, Inc. presents the first in a two-part series on sustainable lawn care.

  • When: February 10, 2015
  • Where: Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St.
  • Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public
  • Get the facts about the impact of lawn chemicals and sustainable alternatives
  • Learn about one Canadian town’s approach to the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers
  • Featuring highlights of A Chemical Reaction, a documentary film followed by expert commentary and questions & answers.
  • Reflections and commentary by Louis Burch, Citizen Campaign for the Environment and Amy O’Rourke, Project Greenlawn in Middletown, Connecticut.

Part II, Sustainable Lawn Care, is April 1, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center

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