Blue Moon

Dear BPC Family

Did you enjoy last night’s lovely Blue moon? Here are a few things to keep in mind this week:

Thursday evening, 7 pm “Meet the Author” Night with Edith Maxwell
A local mystery writer with food themes – to go beautifully with our Farmer Dave CSA program. Everyone’s invited – no charge, though donations will be accepted.

Friday evening, 7:30 pm Friday Night at the Movies – featuring Lilies of the Field
Sidney Poitier won best actor honors as a traveling handyman who meets up with a group of nuns who want to build a chapel in the desert. Free! Popcorn! Bring friends!

And for Sunday – worship at 9:30 am A “Talk Sermon”
Get a chance to hear other voices – and share yours. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of King’s march on Washington and I have a dream…
Prepare by reading Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Mark 13:11.
Think about:
When have you been moved to speak for what seemed right?
When has someone else’s speaking up seemed Spirit-inspired?
When has the church spoken for what you believe was right, even at some risk?
What do you believe the church should be speaking up about today?
Hoping to see, and maybe hear, you then!

Rod

Sustainable Green House Farming and CSA Program

On Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 7 P.M., Farmer Dave will be speaking at Burlington Presbyterian Church about the CSA program and about his foreign aid work in the Republic of Georgia.

Over the past year, Farmer Dave has been providing technical assistance to new greenhouse owners in Georgia. They were using natural hot springs to heat greenhouses in the winter months to grow vegetables. This would reduce the importation of these vegetables, thereby providing jobs, bringing wealth to the country, and providing a better, healthier food supply. Dave was surprised at how much he was able to help show them that by operating the greenhouses properly, you can maximize yields and reduce the occurrence of insects and diseases, making pesticides virtually unneeded.

For the third year running, Burlington Presbyterian Church and Farmer Dave’s, a sustainable farm in Dracut, MA, have teamed up to bring locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to the town of Burlington through a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. In the CSA program, consumers become shareholders of the farm for the season by paying for their share of the harvest upfront, and in return receive a share of freshly-harvested produce for 20 weeks from mid-June through late October. Shares will be conveniently boxed and ready for pick-up on Monday afternoons at Burlington Presbyterian Church. Every share includes generous portions of the season’s bounty, each in its due time, including summer favorites such as tomatoes and corn, cooking staples like onions, carrots and potatoes, as well as chefs’ picks like chard, beets, and other novelties to experiment with throughout the season. The CSA also offers a fruit share featuring raspberries, blueberries, melons, peaches, nectarines, and apples. Farmer Dave employs sustainable farming methods to ensure products that are healthy, nutritious, tasty and responsibly grown.

Farmer Dave’s (http://www.farmerdaves.net) is based in Dracut, MA. Farmer Dave Dumaresq grew up working on farms in Dracut. Through the Peace Corps and other agencies he has helped farmers in Ecuador, and other Latin American countries become more sustainable. In 1997 he returned to Dracut to farm. In 2006 Farmer Dave purchased and helped to preserve a 30 acre farm in Dracut that will remain as productive farmland for future generations. Farmer Dave is committed to growing high quality, healthy food that is good for the people who eat it, the workers who tend it, and land that provides it, year after year. In addition to serving the Burlington community, Farmer Dave’s offers CSA shares in Dracut, Tewksbury, Lawrence, Somerville, Gloucester, Beverly, Jamaica Plain, Malden, and Boston.

Free No Impact Man Movie Screening

No Impact Man
No Impact Man

Friday, March 11 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm
335 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803

Free movie night at the Burlington Presbyterian Church. We will start with refreshments at 6:30pm and plan to get the movie rolling by 7pm. The movie is about a guy in New York that decided to live for a year leaving no negative impact on the environment, and he dragged his wife and 2year old daughter with him. This is a link to the trailer http://www.noimpactdoc.com. I have heard that there is some strong language used, I think by the wife who go through periods of questioning why they are doing this. This event is co-sponsored with Farmer Dave in Dracut, who will be speaking about local community supported agriculture programs after the movie. So come join us!