Tuesday, September 13, 7:00-8:30. Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy. Bring your favorite poem to share. Let Jim know you’re coming (jim@debrasnaturalgourmet.com). You’ll have a lovely, time!

Sunday, September 18, 6th Annual Benefit Stone Soup Dinner at Verrill Farms. 4:00, cocktails, 5:00, dinner. Celebrate community and support local agriculture. The farms of Concord donate produce; we and other Concord food establishments prepare a meal fit for a king. Tickets are $50 per person, and proceeds go to help hardworking farmers. Limited to 350, tickets go fast, so get yours today!
Stone Soup

Tuesday. September 20, 7:00 p.m. Diana Rodgers. Red Meat, Cancer, Sustainability. Have you given up or dramatically cut down on red meat consumption because you’re afraid, because you believe cattle are responsible for global warming? Diana Rodgers, RD will talk about why she believes grass-fed cows are actually optimal for human health and the environment. Diana is a registered dietitian living on a working organic farm, with a practice in Concord and Cambridge, MA. She is the author of two books, hosts the Sustainable Dish Podcast, and speaks internationally about nutrition, food policy, social justice and animal welfare. www.sustainabledish.com. Free, limited to 60 people. Come in to sign up today.

Wednesday, September 28, 7:00. Sharon McGregor, Can We Rescue Our Climate?  Come learn what you can do in your own backyard! Sharon’s message is one of hope, that together we can rescue the earth’s climate and restore the nature that sustains us. Sharon is trained as a biologist and works in the field of biodiversity conservation, ecosystem protection, land conservation, water resources and watershed management, and marine conservation. She serves on the Board of Directors of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (www.bio4climate.org), a nonprofit dedicated to restoring biodiversity and ecosystems to reverse global warming. Her prior work includes serving as MA Assistant Secretary for the Environment. She proposed legislation empowering communities to preserve open space, habitats, historic landscapes, and quality of life, which became the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (2000). Free, but limited to 60 lucky people. Call 978-371-7573 or come into the store to reserve your seat.

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