All Things Better
Upcoming sustainability training, arts 'n' crafts classes, live music, potlucks, movie nights, and much more!
March 29 Aunt Bev's Trivia Challenge and Birthday Bonanza
Join us for a LIVE trivia/quiz show hosted by Better Radio host Jay Montondo! Tune in to 88.5 FM or come down to the library Better Farm to watch the fun unfold! Snacks and beverages will be served.
7 p.m. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 6 Live Radio Broadcast Series: Jam Night With Brian Felder and Friends
Better Radio host Jay Montondo is joined by percussionist Brian Felder and Friends for a jam night that will be broadcasted live on Better Radio. Come on down to join in or just listen to some great, live music at Better Farm. Those who can't attend can set their dials to 88.5 FM—the show will be broadcast live!
7 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Refreshments will be served.
April 21 Lecture at Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood NJ
Better Farm's CEO and co-founder Nicole Caldwell will speak to students at Ridgewood High School in New Jersey about sustainability issues, Earth Day, and making a difference.
April 22 March for Science, Watertown
The purpose of the rally is education and advocacy for science, environment and conservation. An action to clean up the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk will follow the rally. The rally at the J.B. Wise Pavilion and Clean Up on the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk. Better Farm will have an educational table set up, and Nicole Caldwell, Better Farm's CEO, will deliver an address to the crowd.
Rally 2-3 p.m.; clean-up 3-4 p.m. The J.B. Wise Pavilion is located at 175 Black River Parkway in Watertown.
May 2 Better Farm Welcomes JCC Honors Students
Jefferson Community College's Honors Program Coordinator Christie Grimes will bring honors students to Better Farm for a tour and farm-to-table lunch on May 2.
The Jefferson Community College Honors Program offers students with exceptional academic skills the opportunity to receive enriched instruction within their current program of study. For the Honors Program, students select three courses within their curriculum, and enhance them as Honors Options. The option is based on a project agreed to by the student and a faculty member willing to work closely with the student to provide a unique and rewarding experience. Students also take the Honors Seminar, a unique inter-disciplinary course open only to program participants. The Seminar examines a single theme each semester and features guest speakers from a variety of disciplines and often includes some sort of field experience.
Successful program participants earn a prestigious Honors Graduate designation on their academic transcript for each Honors Option course. Students demonstrating excellent academic achievement in high school or who have completed 12 credit hours of college coursework are invited to apply for admission to the Honors Program. For more information, contact Honors Program coordinator, Christine Grimes Topping, at email@example.com or 315-786-2274.
May 6 Annual Tree Planting at Better Farm
Each year since 2010, Better Farm commits to planting at least 100 trees. That effort kicks off every year with an open house planting day for the community, made possible through a partnership with the DEC. We'll have a variety to plant, and some shovels (and refreshments!) to share—but feel free to BYOS (bring your own shovel), and don't forget appropriate footwear!
11 am. Free.
May 21 First Annual Musicians Swap Meet and Rummage Sale
You're invited to betterArts' First Annual Musicians Swap Meet and Rummage Sale at Better Farm! Organized by local musician Mark Mason to benefit betterArts, this event invites local musicians and hobbyists with musical gear to sell and swap their equipment. $10 admission pays for an 8'x8' space to set up gear. There is a $5 admission for anyone who isn't selling and/or swapping gear (buyers/revelers only). The event will additionally feature food, refreshments and (of course!) music. All money raised will benefit betterArts, a non-profit whose mission is to increase access to the arts in the North Country through public events, gallery openings, an FM radio station, artist residency program, private instruction, and volunteer-based, community outreach.
12-6 p.m. Sunday, May 21. $10 for sellers/barterers; $5 entrance for everyone else. To register, click here.
June 10 Golden-Winged Warbler Conservation Chat in Redwood
Better Farm's CEO Nicole Caldwell will be one of several speakers discussing conservation efforts of wildlife, including golden-winged warbler habitat, and opportunities for area residents to partner with the Audubon Society and USDA on projects to protect animals and their habitats.
FREE. 9-11 a.m., location in Redwood TBA
June 17 Better Festival
Better Festival, the annual open house, fundraiser, and alumni weekend for Better Farm and betterArts, is slated from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017. All money raised at the annual music, sustainability, and arts festival will directly fund art- and sustainability-related community outreach initiatives in and around Redwood. The day-long event features 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 2017 programming, arts and crafts for kids (and adults!), freshly prepared and locally sourced food, a refreshments tent, games, bouncy castle, and more! Better Radio will also be streaming the festival live on 88.5 FM.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON! Click here for the event page and tickets.
Admission: $10. Camping on Friday and Saturday night is available for $10/person/night.