Re: Your thoughts on an idea for next year

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John R White

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Mar 25, 2013, 12:33:55 PM3/25/13
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John, this is a good idea.  I have also been thinking along this line for a way to promote the local market, so I'd like to see it combined with/co-sponsored by the ATL (&ACM?) market and Transition Amherst.  Sorry I missed those workshops, but I was away until late Saturday afternoon.  Glad to hear they may have brought more people to the market.

John W.

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 8:08 AM, John M. Gerber <jge...@umass.edu> wrote:
TO:        A few friends of Grow Food Amherst
FROM:  John Gerber

The gardening workshops that were sponsored by the Amherst Winter Market on Saturday gave me an idea.  What if Grow Food Amherst sponsored weekly workshops at the Winter Market featuring gardeners, cooks, bees keepers, season extension with a hoop house, bicycle repair, permaculture design, wild edibles, soap making, guerrilla gardening, someone to teach canning/preserving, raised beds, making jelly/jams, seed saving, etc.? 

I'm sure many of the vendors would appreciate being asked to share their own skills and we could fill it out with many of the talented people we know in the area.  Tamsin tells me the school charges $20 per hour, so if we did 20 workshops we'd need to raise $400.   I could get a few UMass student interns to manage the events (set up, introduction, clean up).

I will bring this proposal to our next GFA meeting but I may need to meet the Winter Market Committee before we meet, so I'm asking for your suggestions/blessings by email. 

What do you think?



Patricia DeAngelis

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Mar 25, 2013, 1:09:51 PM3/25/13
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What a wonderful idea. You have my support, Pat


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Jean S. Forward, Ph.D.

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Mar 25, 2013, 2:23:57 PM3/25/13
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Sounds like an idea with a lot of potential! take care, Jean

Quoting Patricia DeAngelis <deangelis....@gmail.com>:

> What a wonderful idea. You have my support, Pat
>
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:33 PM, John R White <johnr....@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> John, this is a good idea. I have also been thinking along this line for
>> a way to promote the local market, so I'd like to see it combined
>> with/co-sponsored by the ATL (&ACM?) market and Transition Amherst. Sorry
>> I missed those workshops, but I was away until late Saturday afternoon.
>> Glad to hear they may have brought more people to the market.
>>
>> John W.
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 8:08 AM, John M. Gerber <jge...@umass.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> TO: A few friends of Grow Food Amherst
>>> FROM: John Gerber
>>>
>>> The gardening workshops that were sponsored by the Amherst Winter Market
>>> on Saturday gave me an idea. *What if Grow Food Amherst sponsored
>>> weekly workshops at the Winter Market *featuring gardeners, cooks, bees

Laurie M. Daneau

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Mar 25, 2013, 2:44:03 PM3/25/13
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I second that.. sounds like a great idea!!

Laurie Simmons


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Sounds like an idea with a lot of potential! take care, Jean

Quoting Patricia DeAngelis <deangelis....@gmail.com>:

> What a wonderful idea. You have my support, Pat
>
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:33 PM, John R White <johnr....@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> John, this is a good idea. I have also been thinking along this line
>> for a way to promote the local market, so I'd like to see it combined
>> with/co-sponsored by the ATL (&ACM?) market and Transition Amherst.
>> Sorry I missed those workshops, but I was away until late Saturday afternoon.
>> Glad to hear they may have brought more people to the market.
>>
>> John W.
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 8:08 AM, John M. Gerber <jge...@umass.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> TO: A few friends of Grow Food Amherst
>>> FROM: John Gerber
>>>
>>> The gardening workshops that were sponsored by the Amherst Winter
>>> Market on Saturday gave me an idea. *What if Grow Food Amherst
>>> sponsored weekly workshops at the Winter Market *featuring

Donna McCallum

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Mar 25, 2013, 4:03:00 PM3/25/13
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Sounds like a good idea to me. I think it would be good for the community and good for the market, helping to bring in more customers.

Donna

Peg Thibbitts

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Mar 25, 2013, 5:32:37 PM3/25/13
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Terrific!  The workshops brought more people and a lot of fun energy to the market Saturday.

Peg

Pat Mercaitis

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Mar 25, 2013, 6:18:28 PM3/25/13
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Hi, I think this is a great idea! The winter market is so good. I could consider doing workshops on canning, making jams, and pie making/baking. Peace. Pat
Pat Mercaitis, PhD CCC SLP
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Director, Clinical Education
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Melinda Nielsen

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Mar 25, 2013, 7:09:15 PM3/25/13
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s far as the rental fee, I went to all those workshops and find them very beneficial, and would be happy to pay a few dollars for each one, as I'm sure others would be.

Melinda


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 8:08 AM, John M. Gerber <jge...@umass.edu> wrote:
TO:        A few friends of Grow Food Amherst
FROM:  John Gerber

The gardening workshops that were sponsored by the Amherst Winter Market on Saturday gave me an idea.  What if Grow Food Amherst sponsored weekly workshops at the Winter Market featuring gardeners, cooks, bees keepers, season extension with a hoop house, bicycle repair, permaculture design, wild edibles, soap making, guerrilla gardening, someone to teach canning/preserving, raised beds, making jelly/jams, seed saving, etc.? 

I'm sure many of the vendors would appreciate being asked to share their own skills and we could fill it out with many of the talented people we know in the area.  Tamsin tells me the school charges $20 per hour, so if we did 20 workshops we'd need to raise $400.   I could get a few UMass student interns to manage the events (set up, introduction, clean up).

I will bring this proposal to our next GFA meeting but I may need to meet the Winter Market Committee before we meet, so I'm asking for your suggestions/blessings by email. 

What do you think?


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Estefania Narvaez

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Mar 25, 2013, 7:18:48 PM3/25/13
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Hi all!

I am happy to be part of this email list. This is Stefy, northeast coordinator for Real Food Challenge (organization working towards changing food policy at colleges and universities to purchase more real food). 

As for the great idea put forth, I think that some NOFA gatherings are doing something similar. My colleague Drew Love worked on a honey making workshop for NOFA lately... Maybe getting intouch with some Mass NOFA folks would be of interest so you can share best practices?

Otherwise this sounds fantastic and I am glad there is an enthusiastic group (with many food related skills it looks like!)  is supporting this. 

Best, 

Stefy



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