Author Archives: Judith Whitney-Terry

Living in Cohousing: A Model for Consciously Creating Community

Program for Sunday, May 16, 2021

David Hoffman and Leslie Warner will describe cohousing — a form of intentional community that was developed in Scandinavia and has become popular in the United States.  They will focus, in particular, on their experience of living in a cohousing community in Acton, Massachusetts and the potential for creating affordable housing on the Cape and elsewhere.  David was one of the founding members of New View Cohousing, and Leslie moved there more recently.  

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David Hoffman is a mediator and attorney at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC and teaches at Harvard Law School.

Leslie Warner is a career coach and serves as the Assistant Director of Alumni Career Services at Tufts University

David and Leslie have a summer home in Eastham.

 

Adapting and Innovating: What’s on the Horizon for Our Public Libraries?

Program for Sunday, May 30, 2021

What are people reading during the pandemic? Has that changed over the course of things? How will changes in reading patterns affect the way resources are delivered post-pandemic? The Eastham Public Library serves the community not just through its collections but also as a vital hub of social interaction. Tricia Ford and Debra DeJonker-Berry will reflect on life at the library during the pandemic, how libraries have adapted, and trends in what people are reading during the pandemic. They’ll talk about new collaborations among libraries and community organizations, and about how what they have learned will shape library practices and programming into the future.

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Now in her seventh year as the Director of the Eastham Public Library, Debra DeJonker-Berry moved to Provincetown in 1993 to become the Library Director. Almost 30 years, later, while still a “washashore,” she has learned to love everything about this place – but especially the people, their love for the environment and community, and their willingness to listen and learn. All of which is so very evident in the community’s support for public libraries. 

Tricia Ford relocated to Eastham in 2011 to work at the Eastham Library, where she immediately fell in love with both Eastham’s character and Eastham’s characters.  In 2012, she left the Eastham Library to become the Director of the Truro Public Library.  Although she never would have predicted being a librarian as a profession, she became attracted to the glamour, glitz, and of course the money.   She trained to be a newspaper librarian and worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times, before shifting her focus to public librarianship.  

This Human Moment: a Lovefest for Our One Mother

Program for Sunday, May 9, 2021

Deb Ullman leads off sharing a couple of reflections and stories about what she’s been learning, and yearning for during this apocalyptic year situated on our imperiled home planet. Let’s talk.  Bring your stories to share! 

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Deborah Ullman is a member of Nauset Fellowship, 12th generation Eastham, Cape Codder, Gestalt trainer and somatic therapist.  

Experience a Garden and be Nourished by Nature

Program for Sunday May 23, 2021

Engage with Laura Kelley in a conversation of the importance of quality foods. Many of us have been growing more of our own food; some have even managed to grow enough to share with our neighbors. Our choices of what to grow and how to go about it impacts our microbiome as well as the life cycles of native bees and other pollinators. Laura will talk about choosing seeds and crops, measuring productivity and maximizing diversity in our diets.  

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An 11th generation Cape Codder who takes the long view, Laura Kelley created POCCA Cape Cod [link to https://www.poccacapecod.org/ ] to educate and build local and state political will to protect the Cape’s aquifers for future generations. The proprietor of Littlefield Landscapes, an organic land care and design company specializing in native vegetation and custom stonework of all kinds, she lives and grows seasonal edible foods in North Eastham. 

Growing Vegetables and Farming on Cape Cod with Gretel Norgeot

Program for Sunday, April 18, 2021

Gretel Norgeot has been an advocate for locally grown food, farms, and farmers markets for decades. Today, she is focused on soil health and its relationship to human health.  She believes that Restoration Agriculture can make a positive change for future generations and fight climate change. With Restoration Agriculture the goal is not only to sustain, but improve, the soil and quality of the harvest. The one major piece is not to use chemicals and encourage the natural microbes in the soil. By doing this, carbon can be removed from the atmosphere and stored in the soil and more food can be grown. It’s a win, win for everyone.  “The more people that take part,” she writes, “the better it is for all of us.”

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Gretel Norgeot owns Checkerberry Farm with her husband, Jeff. She started with picking tomatoes off the vine in her family’s gardens in East Orleans and, at eight years old, hanging out at nearby Mayo’s Duck Farm. After studying electronics, nursing and agriculture as one of the first students at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, she married and had three children. Gretel is president of the Orleans Farmers Market, a member of the Orleans Agriculture Committee helping to promote Commercial Agriculture on plots behind the 2nd District Court House in Orleans, and one of the founders of the Nauset Food and Research Garden.

Reflections from Life as an Artist with Joe Diggs

Program for Sunday, April 11, 2021

Joe Diggs will talk about his life as an artist in Osterville. He will share pictures of some of his work and tell us a little about them, what inspires him to do a piece, his process and materials. At times he has worked up a series of paintings on one topic. One particularly arousing series is dedicated to the late James Byrd Jr. who was dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. Another addresses the legacy of African-American players in Major League Baseball. More recently his work reflects more romantic aspects of what it means to be an African-American man in his 50’s on Cape Cod pursuing his dream as a painter.

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Joseph Diggs, Jr., is an artist and multigenerational Cape Codder from Osterville. His work has always assisted him with life on Micah’s Pond, a beautiful property once owned by his grandfather, then father, now him. Diggs has enjoyed solo and group exhibits on the Cape and beyond, including shows at Cape Cod Museum of Art, Zion Union Heritage Museum, Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and PAAM. This spring Joe Diggs is Artist in Residence at Cape Cod Community College. Since 2017 Diggs has maintained a gallery affiliation with Berta Walker Galleries (Provincetown and Wellfleet).

“Keeping the Wild Ones Well”: Amy Sanders Answers Your Questions

Program for April 25, 2021

Join Amy Sanders for an update of Wild Care 2021, and a view of the owls, and perhaps the turtle. Wild Care provides an essential service in caring for hurt, sick and orphaned animals. As such, it has maintained operations throughout this pandemic year, albeit with some adjustments. Amy will share the latest news and statistics of small animals rescued and rehabbed, but she is most interested in answering your questions. Come prepared for a lively exchange of local news and tips for engaging responsibly with our non-human neighbors.

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Amy Sanders has been volunteering at Wild Care for 4 years, following a first career in elementary special education. She is trained to do Outer Cape field rescues, feeding of young orphaned squirrels and birds, and educational animal handling. Outside of Wild Care, her special love is the natural sciences. An award-winning artist, Amy’s pastel paintings are represented by the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans.

“Nuclear Power to Save the Climate?” with Diane Turco

Program for Sunday, March 28, 2021

Now that Pilgrim Power Station in Plymouth is closed, there is serious concern over the ongoing and long term storage of nuclear waste in dry casks. Holtec’s decommissioning of the Pilgrim plant is proceeding with minimal federal regulations and poses new dangers for the surrounding communities. However, these dangers are sometimes neutralized by the belief that nuclear power helps reduce greenhouse gases and is therefore deserving of support from climate activists. Diane Turco and her team at Cape Downwinders feel an urgency to address these two concerns together. They’ll be sharing their research and explain why nuclear power surely won’t save the climate. 

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Diane Turco is director of Cape Downwinders, a grassroots activist organization with the goal to protect our communities and environment from the dangers present at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and nuclear waste dump in Plymouth, MA.  She is a retired special education teacher who has lived in Harwich for over 35 years, where she raised her two children with her spouse, Barnstable volleyball coach Tom Turco.  Since 1984, Diane has been actively working to halt nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The photo above shows her speaking at an event with Dr. Helen Caldicott.

“Cape Cod and Beyond” with Robert Finch

Program for Sunday, March 21

Essayist Robert Finch will welcome spring by reading a selection of his recent and favorite works, exploring the wonders of the natural world around and apart from us.

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Widely regarded as one of America’s leading nature writers, Robert Finch has published eight books of essays and is co-editor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing. His weekly radio commentaries have been broadcast since 2005 on WCAI, the Woods Hole NPR affiliate of WGBH, and for which he received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Radio Writing in 2005 and 2013. For his body of work he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016 and, in 2017, published The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk Along Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, with his wife, the writer Kathy Shorr.

“Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve: Why We Must Protect It and How“ with Mark Forest

Program for Sunday, February 28, 2021

Mark Forest will discuss the controversial siting of a machine gun range on the base and ongoing efforts to preserve one on the most ecologically important regions in the northeastern United States. This location is one Forest knows intimately. He was the driving force behind the creation of the 15,000 acre Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve, which is also the source of much of Cape Cod’s drinking water supplies. As a former aide to Congressmen Gerry Studds and Bill Delahunt, he spent 26 years working on a wide range of issues at Joint Base Cape Cod and played a key role in securing funding for the clean-up of pollution at the base.

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Last November, Mark Forest was elected as a Barnstable County Commissioner. He is also a Yarmouth Selectman.  He teaches American Government and International Relations at Cape Cod Community College. In addition, he works for Suffolk University, coordinating the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) degree program on Cape Cod.  Mark is Chairman of the Cape Cod Conservation District which raises funds for the restoration and preservation of Cape Cod’s salt marshes, shellfish and fisheries resources. Recently he served as Chairman of the Housing Assistance Corporation and was a founder of the Community Development Partnership.  He started his career in the Provincetown Town Manager’s office and recently served as the Interim Town Administrator for the Town of Brewster.