Sunday, March 4, 2012

Goin' Green: Panel Discussion

The Bridgewater Public Library and Bridgewater’s One Book One Community Committee will sponsor “Goin’ Green”, a panel discussion about the benefits of locally grown food and organic living, on Saturday, March 17th from 11a.m. – 1p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Members of the panel are David Hanson from Hanson’s Farm, Ron Maribett from Colchester Farm, Dave Dumoulin from Ropes and Saddles, and Arthur Lizie from Bridgewater State University.

“Goin’ Green” is part of Bridgewater’s One Book One Community program, which has chosen Ben Hewitt’s The Town that Food Saved as its spring community read. Mr. Hewitt details the near-death experience of Hardwick, Vermont, which was on its way to becoming a statistic, doomed by its unraveling economy. Enter agricultural entrepreneurs with the aim of creating sustainable economic development to wean the nation off its dependence on industrial processed food. Cooperative agriculture in Hardwick attracted investors, brought businesses back to main street, and created jobs.

The Town that Food Saved is available for borrowing at the Bridgewater Public Library, which is open Monday-Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 9a.m.-6p.m.; Friday 9a.m.-5p.m.; Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

“Goin’ Green” will be held in the Flora T. Little Room at the Bridgewater Public Library, 15 South Street. For more information about the program, call Mary O’Connell at 508-697-3331. For more information about Bridgewater’s One Book One Community partnership, contact Sue McCombe at Bridgewater State University (

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