TerraCorps 2017-2018 Calendar

Explore the calendar below to see upcoming TerraCorps events as well as view opportunities shared by members. Additional details about each event an be seen by clicking on the event title. 

Seed Swap @ Northampton Senior Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come and share the seeds you saved from your garden or have purchased and don’t need.  Pick out seeds for your garden and attend workshops on basic seed saving, plant breeding, and indigenous seed saving. Meet other community members that are passionate about gardening and the local food system.

All are welcomed – you do not need to bring any seeds to participate!

Walden Film Screening and Discussion @ Westhampton Public Library
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Free screening of Walden, a new documentary short film about the creation and enduring legacy of Henry David Thoreau’s writing, including his most famous book Walden: or, Life in the Woods. The film was executive produced by Ken Burns, narrated by Robert Redford, and features Don Henley, David McCullough, Terri Tempest Williams, Bill McKibben, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, among others.

Following the 20-minute film, TerraCorps members Katie Carr and Marilyn Castriotta from Hilltown Land Trust and Kestrel Land Trust will lead a discussion about how Thoreau’s work continues to resonate in our world today.

How Forests Will Define the Future of Our Climate @ Smith College
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event is co-sponsored by Kestrel Land Trust and Smith College Center for Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEES).

Join Dr. Bill Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, for a discussion of how our forests can help mitigate global climate change. Dr. Moomaw will present his perspective on a crucial part of the solution — how the protection and restoration of forests, wetlands, and grasslands could enable us to sequester carbon dioxide for many centuries to come. He will also share his insights on the drawbacks of using bioenergy as an alternative to fossil fuels. There will be time for a facilitated Q&A session after the presentation. 

Free event but registration is required.

Registration and more event information here: https://www.kestreltrust.org/calendar/bill-moomaw-2018/





Growing Places’ Food Gardener’s Gathering @ Boys and Girls Club Leominster
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Growing Places as we kick off the 2018 growing season at our 7th annual Food Gardener’s Gathering event!

Branch out and connect with passionate members of our community through lively conversation at our food and gardening Topic Tables. Learn about Growing Places’ Community Teaching Gardens at our meet and greet and sign-up. Spring into action for this growing season by sharing your seeds and chatting with others about your garden plans at our always-popular Seed Swap. Find out who’s growing in your community by visiting local farmers at our Pop-Up Farmers Market.
Cultivate more food and gardening knowledge with creative ideas and useful strategies in our hands-on Educational Breakout Sessions:
•Healthy food and cooking demos with local chefs and passionate foodies from our community
•An array of unique food gardening workshops including topics like mycology (and more to be announced)!

And, to keep with our theme of healthy eating, Growing Places will be providing fresh, delicious food! We will have healthy snacks from local restaurants, and samples from our cooking demonstrations.

Join us this spring and learn about the many ways that you can grow with our community!

Urban Farming Conference @ Bunker Hill Community College
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector. The UFC is a multi-sector stakeholder forum designed to share information regarding what is currently happening in Massachusetts. The UFC fosters solutions, sustainable networks and business relationships.

The UFC brings together participants representing all aspects of Urban Farming including, but not limited to, farmers (including roof top, chicken, bees, etc.), land trust managers, policy makers, commercial buyers, foundations, investors and all others. The 6th Annual Massachusetts UFC, building on the success of our past events, is comprised of interactive panels, demonstration workshops, expert discussions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conservation Leaders and fantastic networking opportunities.

TerraCorps members have the ability to volunteer at the event in exchange for attendance that day.


MLTC Conference @ Worcester Technical High School
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference provides an opportunity for staff and volunteers from land trusts; urban and rural community groups; colleagues from federal, state and local government agencies; students; and philanthropists to participate in a full day of workshops and discussions that focus on fostering a green future in our state through land conservation and greening strategies.

TerraCorps members have the ability to contribute volunteer time (before, during, or after the event) in exchange for attendance at the conference.

April Service Day & Life After AmeriCorps Training @ TBD
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 10 @ 4:30 pm

TerraCorps will hold an April Service and Training Day for Members. The Service day will focus on supporting one of our current service sites in SE Massachusetts. On the following day, we will conduct a Life After AmeriCorps training event. More details to come!

Member Appreciation Day @ TBD
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Member Appreciation Day @ TBD

Time to have some fun! Join us for our All-Member Appreciation Day on May 18th. This will be an opportunity to come together as a group one more time before the recognition ceremony in July. Expect a day of friends, food and tons of fun. Exact activity and location TBD.

Member Recognition Ceremony @ TBD
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Member Recognition Ceremony @ TBD

Come and join us as we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our 2017-2018 TerraCorps Cohort! Members, supervisors, and friends are encouraged to attend!

• Festivities will begin at 10:00am with the Member Slideshow, Recognition, Certificates, & Group Photo
• 12:30pm Lunch & Lawn Games
• 1:30pm Group walk
• 2:30pm Gift Sharing Circle (current members only)

Additional event location and details TBD