Upcoming Events

This Saturday, come out for a seed-planting workshop in Redwood's Community Greenhouse.
We're shaking off those winter doldrums with a flurry of spring activity, and we want you to join us! Here's a list of events we'll be participating in over the next month:
Note: To volunteer at Better Farm this season on various projects, please contact us at info@betterfarm.org or (315) 482-2536.

Seed-Starting Workshop 
11 a.m. April 13
Community Greenhouse
Route 37
Redwood, NY 13679 
At 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, The Redwood Neighborhood Association in partnership with Hearts for Youth will provide organic, non-GMO seeds to anyone who would like to plant in the community greenhouse. You are also welcome to bring your own seeds. The community greenhouse is located directly next to the Kabel garage and across from the Redwood Tavern on Route 37. This event is great for children as well, who will have the opportunity to learn about gardening, seed selection—and have the chance to get their hands dirty! Come with your gardening questions—Better Farm reps will be there to offer advice! 

Earth Day at Thompson Park Zoo 
10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20
Thompson Park Zoo
One Thompson Park
Watertown, NY 13601 
Thompson Park Zoo's annual Earth Day Event features local exhibitors, educators, rehabilitators, and conservation organizations who gather to educate and inspire the public about regional and global environmental issues. Better Farm and betterArts will team up for this event to offer arts 'n' crafts with a sustainability message, information about the missions of Better Farm and betterArts, and educational materials.

Earth Day Event at Mustard Seed
10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4
The Mustard Seed
969 Arsenal St.
Watertown, NY 13601
The Mustard Seed's Seventh Annual Earth Day Event features free samples, eco-friendly and handmade items for sale, product giveaways, fresh food, and local exhibitors. Better Farm will have a table set up at the event all day with activities for kids sponsored by betterArts. In addition, the Mustard Seed is running a Recycling for Charities drive to benefit betterArts—so bring your old cell phones, iPods, and digital cameras to donate!

Redwood Clean-up Day
1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Downtown Redwood Pavilion
Redwood, NY 13679
Come out and get your hands dirty while helping out with a hamlet-wide clean-up of Redwood, hosted by the Redwood Neighborhood Association. Garbage bags will be provided by Better Farm. We recommend waterproof boots and work gloves to anyone coming to volunteer. After the clean-up, the group will enjoy a barbecue at the pavilion provided by the Redwood Neighborhood Association.

Better Farm and Better Arts Open House, Fundraiser, and Studio Tour
10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25
Better Farm
31060 Cottage Hill Road
Redwood, NY 13679
Our annual betterArts fundraiser, Better Farm open house, and alumni weekend is scheduled from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Better Farm in Redwood, N.Y. This event will be in conjunction with the second annual Artists' Studio Tour. All money raised at the event will directly fund art- and sustainability-related community outreach initiatives in and around Redwood. The day-long festival will featuring live performances by local and regional bands, a gallery showcasing artwork by painters, sculptors, photographers, and more, booths featuring art and handmade items for sale, tours of the Better Farm campus, information about Better Farm and betterArts summer 2013 programming, arts and crafts for kids (and adults!), freshly prepared food, a refreshments tent, and more! Click here for more information.