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Patricia Stewart
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  • Ashburnham, MA
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Show Your Support for Sustainability in Central New England.

Care about NCSC? Care about Sustainability? Show us how much by coming to a YouTube session Sunday, July 8, 4:00 p.m. Details at www.northcountrysustain.org/BuyIt.htmlSee More
Jul 7, 2012
Patricia Stewart posted a blog post

We Are Not Alone. Do You See Yourself Here?

Wonder why we need a sustainability hub here? I’m sure we’re just an example of what happens all over the country, but meet some of our people.  Because this was my idea, I didn’t have time to ask for permissions, so I have fictionalized the names, only.                Know anyone with food allergies?  Debbie has a goat dairy in town about 20 miles away, and she has an awesome recipe for a special ice cream that many people with food allergies CAN eat. But she doesn’t have the money to get her…See More
Jun 9, 2012
Patricia Stewart posted a blog post

Help Make Local Foods More Available in Central New England - Please!

Our Big Chance!  Help us buy this foreclosed riding stable so that we can create a shared use facility called North Country Sustainability Center, Inc.  Please visit the following website and contribute to our NCSC Jigsaw Campaign. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2010.  We have been leasing a facility to start our programming, but the real needs are for a community commercial, micro-creamery, and gardens for education and community. Our users are a diverse lot, but we looked at the…See More
Jun 5, 2012
Patricia Stewart posted a blog post

Everything Old Is New Again

    We’ve been telling the story of North Country Sustainability Center for nearly two years. Finally we put it in a YouTube storybook.  Check it out, please.http://youtu.be/Dyn9iSp8yXUNCSC, as we call it, is a innovative incubator that builds communities by  allowing the development of the skills that have long been there.  Traditional skills such as carpentry, sewing, cooking and farming are being rediscovered, but in many regions…See More
May 16, 2012
Patricia Stewart posted a blog post

What if "Out of the Box" Is Just Finding What Fell Through the Cracks?

It’s so frustrating to see so many stories about people feeling hopeless, homes being lost, and buildings being vandalized.  The media, the people, and even the government calling for ways to make things better, and yet we sit. Here we have an idea that can light a candle for many people, locally and nationally, but it’s not “out of the box enough,” and too small scale for others to consider.What if “outside of the box,” is not what hasn’t been invented yet, but those things we let fall through…See More
Feb 15, 2012
Patricia Stewart posted an event
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Goat Keeping Workshop Series at Ashburnham, MA

February 2, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Capri-Class While the class is geared toward keeping dairy goats, most of the information is helpful for all goat keeping.  The educator will be Patricia Garland Stewart, Executive Director of NCSC, but also the author of Personal Milkers: A Guide to Nigerian Dwarf Goat Keeping, and publisher of Ruminations: Celebrating the Small Farm Goat.  The Stewarts have been raising goats for more than 15 years at their Hames & Axle Farm in Ashburnham, and have been offering one day workshops for many…See More
Jan 23, 2012
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New Home, Next Step

North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. just agreed to lease a retired elementary school in Ashburnham, MA as our temporary home base. This will allow us to start offering programs, make local food and art pieces available for sale, and build the long term goal of creating a very exciting project. What does NCSC do for anyone else?  Well, to start with, we're a regional operation, so we are open to working with and helping anyone who has a dream to start a small business that helps us all be…See More
Nov 16, 2011
Caroline Malcolm commented on Patricia Stewart's blog post 'Are Dreams Dead? I Hope Not!'
"Hi Patricia,   I am inspired and amazed by your work to get the North County Sustainability Center off the ground.  This is a beautiful idea, and I am excited to see that you are on your way to achieving one of your…"
Oct 21, 2011
Patricia Stewart posted a blog post

Are Dreams Dead? I Hope Not!

                With the news all full of frustration and anger, is it possible that a dream can still come true? I hope so, because we have a unique chance to make it happen. But it will take a little help from a lot of people.                 Since I started in the field of local food and environmental education I had an image of  reusing an old building to create a place where farms could sell their food, consumers could purchase high quality locally grown food and a community could come…See More
Oct 20, 2011
Patricia Stewart posted an event

Informational Night for North Country Sustainability Center at People's Church

October 4, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Curious about what NCSC's up to? Come learn about our regional center for sustainability, to be located in north Central Massachusetts. Commercial kitchen, community micro-creamery, arts center, classes, and more. Meeting will include a guild gathering, so people can meet some people of similar interests.
Sep 26, 2011
Patricia Stewart posted a photo

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Help Us Spread Sustainability. Visit the web site, Display the graphic, Send it on. Give if you can. Funds will go to our 501(c) (3) sustainability center in Northern MA. Commercial kitchen, Micro-Creamery, Arts Center, Classes, and more! Help us…
Aug 31, 2011
Patricia Stewart posted a blog post

NAIS is Back

Today the USDA announced its new program for Animal Disease Traceability, which looks and sounds an awful lot like NAIS, the National Animal Identification System. It was announced through the Federal Registry today, with a 90 day comment period. Please read this announcement from Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and other groups, about how they feel about this new program. "Consumers and Independent Producers Lose if Big Ag Wins on Animal Tracking WASHINGTON, DC (August 9, 2011):  The U.S.…See More
Aug 9, 2011
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NCSC is Official!

The North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. based in Ashburnham, MA was officially notified that we have been granted our 501c3 non profit status by the IRS!  Now we can start raising the money to purchase the old riding stable and furniture factory to build our sustainability center.Lots of people thing this project is about "greening" the region, and to some aspect it is. I had a little girl tell me this spring that sustainability means "what we have to do to stay here."  I loved that…See More
Jul 6, 2011
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North Country Sustainability Center

Working to create a sustainable community again in Central Massachusetts, NCSC, Inc. is an exciting undertaking that deals with a good number of issues that ...
Apr 14, 2011
Patricia Stewart posted a blog post

Help Me Grow the North Country Sustainability Center

I need as many clicks as I can get. Can you help?I have entered the "green awards" contest from Green Giant.  The winner in each of 4 categories willwin $25,000, and runner ups will get $2,500 to go towards the project described in the entry.I entered with the North Country Sustainability Center.  Please visit http://www.thegreenawards.com/Default.aspx?v=180  vote for me.  You can vote every day until March 27. Winners will be…See More
Mar 13, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
I raise Nigerian Dwarf Goats and teach others about these great little goats. For people who love to make cheese, drink fresh milk, or just plain laugh, these little goats are wonderful. I'm also a mom, and an activist against NAIS. In my spare time I try to help people reconnect with where their food comes from.
Web site I recommend:
http://www.smallfarmgoat.com

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Show Your Support for Sustainability in Central New England.

Care about NCSC? Care about Sustainability? Show us how much by coming to a YouTube session Sunday, July 8, 4:00 p.m. Details at www.northcountrysustain.org/BuyIt.html

Posted on July 7, 2012 at 1:55pm

We Are Not Alone. Do You See Yourself Here?

Wonder why we need a sustainability hub here? I’m sure we’re just an example of what happens all over the country, but meet some of our people.  Because this was my idea, I didn’t have time to ask for permissions, so I have fictionalized the names, only.

                Know anyone with food allergies?  Debbie has a goat dairy in town about 20 miles away, and she has an awesome recipe for a special ice cream that many people with food allergies CAN eat. But she doesn’t have the money…

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Posted on June 9, 2012 at 9:39am

Help Make Local Foods More Available in Central New England - Please!

Our Big Chance!  Help us buy this foreclosed riding stable so that we can create a shared use facility called North Country Sustainability Center, Inc.  Please visit the following website and contribute to our NCSC Jigsaw Campaign. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2010.  We have been leasing a facility to start our programming, but the real needs are for a community commercial, micro-creamery, and gardens for education and community. Our users are a diverse lot, but we looked at…

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Posted on June 5, 2012 at 10:16pm

Everything Old Is New Again

    

We’ve been telling the story of North Country Sustainability Center for nearly two years. Finally we put it in a YouTube storybook.  Check it out, please.

http://youtu.be/Dyn9iSp8yXU

NCSC, as we call it, is a innovative incubator that builds communities by  allowing the development of the skills that have long been there.  Traditional skills such as carpentry, sewing, cooking and farming are being…

Continue

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 10:08am

What if "Out of the Box" Is Just Finding What Fell Through the Cracks?

It’s so frustrating to see so many stories about people feeling hopeless, homes being lost, and buildings being vandalized.  The media, the people, and even the government calling for ways to make things better, and yet we sit. Here we have an idea that can light a candle for many people, locally and nationally, but it’s not “out of the box enough,” and too small scale for others to consider.

What if “outside of the box,” is not what hasn’t been invented yet, but those things we let…

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Posted on February 15, 2012 at 2:20pm

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