June 2015 Newsletter

Better Farm News - June 2015:

• Better Festival this Saturday!
• News: All the Latest Buzz Around the Farm
• This Month's Cast of Characters
• Upcoming Events

Hello, Friends of Better Farm!

May and June are easily the busiest two months at Better Farm, as we get the grounds ready for summer, plant and deeply mulch the gardens, expand our landscape design, and this year prepare for Saturday's Better Festival—followed the next weekend by a wedding!

This has been a landmark year for Better Farm; fitting, since it was 45 years ago that our founder Steve Caldwell signed paperwork turning a quiet, unassuming farm along the Canadian border into a technicolor dreamscape that would push boundaries, facilitate change, question authority and reinvent the world with each person who crossed its threshold.

Numbers at the farm have climbed as we welcome students in the Sustainability Education Program, betterArts residents, overnight guests, WWOOFers, volunteers and visitors. This newsletter will outline the projects we've undertaken and the outreach we've done and are continuing to do in the North Country.

Chronicles of Better Farm adventures, along with crafty DIY projects to make you more self sufficient, green and creative—along with practical environmental theory and a little nudge to get you living more sustainably, are all jam-packed into my book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living. It hits bookshelves at the end of July; in the meantime, click here to  pre-order your copy at Amazon now! Stay tuned for information on an impending book tour!

I encourage you to check in at our blog to follow all of Better Farm's daily adventures. And do join us this Saturday at the Better Festival to see all we have to offer.

Until next time, better be.

Nicole Caldwell
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Better Farm

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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.