The JP Time Exchange is organizing a meet-up for anyone interested in gardening!
The Garden Party & Swap will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 10am- 12pm.
- Experienced gardeners will be on-hand to answer your gardening questions
- Bring seedlings, seeds, or plants to swap or plant!
- Folks who are interested can learn about the Festival Garden and help garden as needed
- Learn about the Time Exchange – and sign up if you haven’t yet!
This is a bring-what-you-can, take-what-you-like event. Feel free to just come and chat with neighbors, or jump in and get your hands dirty.
The Festival Garden is located in the Southwest Corridor Park across from Stonybrook T stop, near Boylston Street in JP. It is a free-picking-for-the-public garden by the basketball court, maintained by community effort and by JP neighbor Jennifer Jones.
The expert gardeners and workday volunteers will earn JP Time Exchange work hours. Contact us if you have any questions.
You probably know folks–young or old–who would like to forge a more meaningful career path. Maybe it’s your 20-something son, your neighbor, or even yourself!
JP NET’s Community Leaders Fellowship (CLF) can help folks who want to make their community–and the world–a better place.
The CLF is a five-month program where participants gain hands-on experience with one of JP NET’s community-based projects, such as the Boston Food Forest, Time Exchange, or Bilingual Event Series. We also provide personalized career coaching and tailored support.
JP NET is now accepting CLF applications for the Fall 2016 session (deadline: May 31). Please spread the word! To learn more, join us at an info session:
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-7:30
JP NET Offices
30 Germania Street, Building L, JP, in the Brewery Complex
RSVP to Sarah Byrnes: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The CLF believes that every person has a role to play in creating the future we want. Let us help you find yours.
Join us for a Potluck @ 6:30 and Program @ 7:00
Bring a dish to share if you can, but come either way!
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In December, Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, tweeted that soil was “a rising star” at the Paris climate talks. Join us at this JP Forum to explore the reasons for that hopeful statement. We’ll consider the promise of soil restoration to capture carbon while providing benefits for food production and ecosystems. We will also discuss the opportunity to strengthen the climate movement by including nature as an ally and enlisting the agricultural sector. Please join us to find out how soil restoration can help mitigate climate change!
- Seth Itzkan is co-founder of Soil4Climate.
- Quinton Zondervan is president of the Climate Action Business Association.
- Kannan Thiruvengadam runs a community farm in East Boston using permaculture principles.
- A representative from the French consulate, who will speak the French commitment to recapture carbon through soil sequestration.
View the documentary based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name that weaves together threads of climate, racial and economic injustice and the movement of movements already rising for a new, non-extractive economy.
5:00 pm: Refreshments and conversation
6:00 pm: Watch the film
7:30 pm: Small group discussions. How can we take action?
8:30 pm: Announcements & Close
To reserve: http://bit.ly/1QQlvew
For more info: 617-699-2348
Sponsored by the Boston Node of 350 MA
Cosponsors: Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN) and JP Forum
Tickets: $12 at the door
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And Still We Rise is a collaborative theater project featuring former prisoners and their loved ones. Join us for a performance that will weave the personal experiences of the actors—stories of imprisonment, survival and re-entry—into a gripping afternoon of theater. Q&A session will follow.
And Still We Rise is dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.
With the establishment of a safe and creative training environment and the use of theater exercises and therapeutic techniques, we aim to:
- Help participants gain skills and self-confidence in shaping and asserting their personal stories.
- Weave their story-telling together into performances that move audiences to greater understanding and compassion for the struggles of these and other individuals who spend years incarcerated and then strive to integrate back into society.
- Create a vital public forum where participants bring greater awareness and engagement to pressing criminal justice issues.
Join us for what promises to be a rich afternoon of theater and discussion. Suggested donation is $12 at the door, but no one turned away due to lack of funds.