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new entry's harvest fest

Posted: September 8 2009

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's 8th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Sunday, Sept. 27th, 1 - 4 pm
Dracut, MA
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Please join us for a meaningful and fun-filled afternoon! First, meet immigrant farmers whose experience with New Entry has inspired international initiatives to improve conditions in farmers' homeland communities. Second, help us inaugurate our new incubator training site, located near the intersection of Route 113 and Jones Ave.
This event will also provide the chance to speak with project staff and farmers to learn about our beginning farmer training programs, our efforts to preserve endangered farmland, and to connect folks to farm employment and healthy food. Meet and network with other project supporters who believe in our mission. New Entry provides hands on training and technical assistance to a multi-cultural beginning farmer audience, including immigrants and refugees, as they do their part to help sustain Massachusetts agriculture and provide fresh, healthy food to our local communities.
Suggested donation, at the door: $ 10
You can also help by bringing the following items to donate to needy communities abroad:
Nikki Makarutsa will collect pencils, pens, crayons, dictionaries (middle school level), writing pads, and new or gently used children's books, for Mapazuli School, in Zvishabane, Zimbabwe. Nikki will speak about how New Entry helped her find her own land, and how this land connected her to a church through which she helps fill a critical need for school supplies in her homeland.
Adisson Toussiant will collect new or gently used small hand tools for his farming cooperative, located in Trou-du-Nord, Haiti. Adisson will speak about how he uses the New Entry model to help motivate the farming cooperative in his homeland with new technology he learned from New Entry.
Mr. Visoth Kim will speak about how he uses his technical skills and lessons learned with New Entry to mentor his farming community on his annual winter visits to Kampong Speu, Cambodia.
Please join us and share the invitation with friends!
RSVP to [email protected]

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