The monthly Community Meal to support Veggies for All takes place this Saturday at 5. Join us at the Community Center on School Street for burgers, beans, fiddle heads , lawn games, and more.
And help VFA plant onions in the library field at 3pm Saturday. No experience necessary.
A group of Unity College students who are part of the College’s FFA club visited the FFA club of Waldo County Technical Center to collaborate on the current Pastured Poultry for Food Security project that was made possible by the National FFA Food for All Grant. The meeting started out by playing the icebreaker game “Have You Seen My Goat” so that students from both schools would get familiar and be open for discussion later in the meeting, then we moved on to a presentation by the Unity College FFA members that informed Waldo County FFA students about the project, some basic information on pastured poultry, and general chicken knowledge. After this the students from both schools came up with some ideas on how to build chicken tractors and made recommendations for the structures. The collegiate FFA students brought 2 of the chicks along for the ride to show the high school students just how fast they are growing. When the Waldo County students visit the College, they will be spending time assessing the animals and the pasturing system- but they will also get shown around campus by of one of our student tour guides. The Waldo County Tech FFA adviser says her students are excited to see the chicken’s progress, but they also want to “get a chance to look inside some of the College buildings.” Overall both groups had fun and look forward to the visit.
Come out to the Unity Community Center to support UBR’s Veggies For All project by eating some fresh, festive Mexican-style fare. It’s that easy! Eat some dinner with us on Saturday August 6th (5:30-7:30pm).
While you’re in town, why not check out the sweet show at 8:00pm at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. Yup, Fishtank Ensemble is back in town. Don’t you dare miss all the good stuff we’ve got going on in our little town on the 6th!
For a small town farmers’ market, Unity Market Day, is vibrant and innovative. Check out the Village Soup article that details the newest features: accepting SNAP benefits AND offering a double value opportunity for SNAP clients! The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , formerly called “food stamps”, now offers increased options for getting eligible folks more access to fresh, healthy food.
Kudos to Mike, Maine Farmland Trust, the Unity Market Day vendors, and all those who made this exciting development possible- just as the farmers’ market season starts to really roll…