Sustainable Nantucket Backyard Veggie Garden Tour

July 23rd, 2014

Join us in exploring Nantucket’s hidden vegetable gardens at the private homes of island residents. 

Meet and share ideas with other local gardeners – and see what is growing beyond the public eye!

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Family Garden Workshop: Pollinators in the Garden

July 3rd, 2014

Pollinators in the GardenPlease Join the Sustainable Nantucket Farm to School Program Thursday, July 10th from 9:30am -11:00am for our Family Garden Workshop: Pollinators in the Garden.  There will be a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages dedicated to the beautiful critters that help our gardens thrive.  No reservation required! Read the rest of this entry »

Learn All About Growing Grapes, Strawberries, Blueberries & More! ~ Please Join Us!

April 2nd, 2014

Sonia in grapes photo

Small Fruits Workshop with Sonia Schloemann UMASS Extension Fruit Specialist Visits Nantucket Read the rest of this entry »

Join us for our 2nd Film, “The Island President”, in our Sense of Place VIII Film Series!

December 11th, 2013

The Island President will be shown this Friday, December 13th at 7:00pm in the Atheneum’s Great Hall! There will be a short Q&A to follow with the UMASS Field Station’s Sarah Oktay.

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Family Garden Workshop – “Art in the Garden”

October 24th, 2013

matt & Lin

Our Fall Family Garden Workshop will be held this Saturday, October 26th from 10:30am – 12:00pm in the Joyce N. Furman Youth (Farm to School) Garden located on the NES playground.

Join the Sustainable Nantucket Farm to School Program and local artists Matthew Oates and Lindsay Feller in creating wonderful pieces of garden art.

In this hands-on workshop, these two artists will share their expertise, teaching participants how to create wonderful pieces of artwork to add year-round beauty to any garden space.

Please contact Kathleen with any questions. This is program is fun for all ages and held thanks to the Nantucket Garden Club.

 

WIN a 1951 Classic, Fully restored, All-Electric Land Rover!

September 11th, 2013

1951 Land Rover Support Sustainable Nantucket and purchase a CHANCE to WIN  a Fully Restored, All-Electric 1951 Land Rover. This is a truly UNIQUE and PRICELESS  Raffle prize!

You NEED NOT be present to win! Raffle will be drawn on October 21, 2013 at our Nantucket Grown Dinner at Ventuno. A limited number of these tickets (only 650)  have been SOLD.

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions

Model:

-1951 Series One

-first export year to US: left-hand drive

-two-door short wheel base, fold down rear gate

-three seats in front, two fold-down seats in rear

-new canvas “rag-top” on hoop frame

Restoration:

-a “frame-off” restoration: chassis repaired (minor) and painted

-all aluminum body panels removed, stripped, repaired (minor), primed and painted

-original “Bronze Green” color

New electric drive:

-all-electric drive: new electric motor, lead-acid batteries

-50 – 70 mile range; plug into household (120v)

-original 4-speed gearbox and high/low transfer case

-no clutch needed to operate electric drive

-First of its kind electric conversion of a Series Land Rover (to our knowledge)

-Will be subject of an article in “Land Rover International”, the leading UK Rover periodical

 

Join Us at Our Upcoming Family Garden Workshop: Pallet Gardening

June 14th, 2013

Learn how to utilize small spaces and everyday items to create fun catching planters as part of our Family Garden Workshop Series.

pallet gardenKids and parents are invited to join Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program for this one hour hands-on workshop demonstrating how to convert everyday items, large and small, into living works of art!

Wednesday  June 26, 2013

11:00am—12:00am

At the “Joyce N. Furman” (Farm to School Garden) Located behind the Nantucket Elementary School Playground

Questions: contact Kathleen at F2Scoordinator@sustainablenantucket.org

 

Join Us for Farm to School’s first Family Garden Workshop this Saturday!

May 9th, 2013

compost dayThis Saturday the Sustainable Nantucket Farm to School Program is hosting our first Family Garden Workshop around soil and compost. Bring your friends and family to the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden from 9:30am to 11:00pm to learn from the experts how mushrooms, tea and lasagna can benefit your garden this summer!  Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Agricultural Workshop on Poultry and 4-Legged Processing!

April 24th, 2013

Please join us for an exciting and innovative FREE workshop about a successful Poultry and 4-legged processing on Martha’s Vineyard!

On Tuesday, May 14 from 1pm-2:30pm at The Hayloft, Bartlett’s Farm, we will hear from Richard Andre and Jeff Monroe of Martha’s Vinyard’s Island Grown Initiative (IGI)  on their success with a local mobile processing solution for chickens and the process they are in of developing a 4-legged processing facility on-island. Read the rest of this entry »

Check Out our FREE April Film & Learn about the School Lunch Movement!

April 11th, 2013

Please join us this Friday, April 19th, 7:00 pm at the Nantucket Atheneum for the next feature in Sustainable Nantucket’s free monthly winter film series, “A Sense of Place”

Two Angry Moms IIThis Month’s Film: “Two Angry MomsRead the rest of this entry »