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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.

“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.

“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.

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Program for Sunday, December 20, 2020

A selection of seasonal music preformed by Harpist Thom Dutton, videotaped at Chapel in the Pines.

Harpist Thom Dutton

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Over the years, Thom Dutton has been recognized with multiple awards. His honors include the Judge’s Overall Performance Award for Outstanding Musicianship at the New England Regional Folk Harp Competition and twice silver medalist at the Mid-Atlantic Folk Harp Competition. He has also received awards for playing incidental music for live theatrical productions: The Evelyn Lawson Award from the Association for Community Theater Excellence for “Eleemosynary” and a Certificate of Recognition Honoring Outstanding Achievement from the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters for “Three Tall Women”. Thom has recorded five critically acclaimed CDs and has published more than a dozen books of harp music.

Winter is Just Ducky!

Program for Sunday December 13, 2020

Think winter is a slow time for birds on Cape Cod? Think again! Fresh and saltwater ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful on open water throughout the winter and early spring. This illustrated presentation by Mass Audubon Cape Cod Director Melissa Lowe will introduce the most common winter waterfowl we see on the Outer Cape, and hopefully by the end you’ll think winter on Cape Cod is just ducky too!

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As part of a recent reorganization, Melissa Lowe was promoted to Director of Mass Audubon Cape Cod. In this role, Lowe will continue to oversee Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary while taking on regional leadership. A 25-year veteran of Mass Audubon and environmental education, Lowe worked for much of that time as Wellfleet Bay’s education director and public programs coordinator, before taking a position with the Provincetown-based Center for Coastal Studies. She succeeded longtime Wellfleet Bay director Bob Prescott upon on his retirement last year.

 

 

 

 

Living with purpose: Sustainable Practices

Program for Sunday March 15, 2020

Madhavi Venkatesan started the Sustainable Practices film series in the fall of 2017 and screened Divide in Concord in the spring of 2018. The film documents the first plastic water bottle ban in the U.S., in Concord, Massachusetts and this screening was a turning point for Sustainable Practices Ltd. The film’s embodiment of all the elements of sustainability literacy, stewardship, environmental activism and courage inspired and helped the group understand what is needed to make the individual behavioral and system-wide economic changes required of us today. In many ways, Divide in Concord influenced the Sustainable Practices Cape Plastic Bottle Ban campaign and the filings of the 2019 Municipal Plastic Bottle Ban and the 2020 Commercial Single-use Plastic Water Bottle Ban. Madhavi will share information about these efforts, along with the motivation for the environmental activism that defines the actions of Sustainable Practices.

Madhavi Venkatesan is the executive director of Sustainable Practices Ltd.  She earned a PhD, MA, and BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University, and a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. A recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship (Philippines), she has contributed to numerous books and journal articles on the subject of sustainability and economics. Madhavi resides in Brewster and is on the faculty of Northeastern University in Boston.