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This calendar lists each week's notable events with a focus on sustainability and its economic, social and environmental components. To get your event added, contact Joanne Benkley, assistant director, CEEDS. To have information about your event or activity sent to all campus email accounts, submit it to eDigest.

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July 22-28

July 29- Aug 4

August 5-11

Featured Event

Community Garden Work Party!
July 27, 2013
Bring a friend and check out this summer's garden, help us weed, and get to meet other garden-minded Smithies while you are at it!
Community Garden, behind Northrup/Gillett
11:00 am

Featured Event

Conservation Restriction signing!
July 30, 2013
Join us to witness the signing of the conservation restriction which will permanently prohibit development of 190 acres of Smith's MacLeish Field Station, and assures that the College will conserve the landís natural resources. Kestrel Land Trust will hold the legal agreement.
MacLeish Field Station, Poplar Hill Road, Whately
9:00 am

Events Off Campus

39th NOFA Summer Conference
August 9, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 11, 2013
Regular conference of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). This year's keynote speaker is Atina Diffley, organic farmer, consultant, activist, and author of the 2012 memoir, "Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works". Atina's advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, and she has been a leader in the struggle to stop the notorious polluters, Koch Industries from building an oil pipeline over her land and throughout the state of Minnesota. The conference also includes more than 200 workshops (on topics like organic farming, gardening, land care, draft animals, homesteading, sustainability, nutrition, food politics, activism, and much, more), music and dance, farmer's market and more. Visit the website for complete information.
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