Friday, March 30, 2012

Home Grown + Kickstarter Countdown


HOMEGROWN.org

"HOMEGROWN.org is a gathering place for folks who celebrate the “culture” in agriculture and share skills like growing, cooking and food preservation. It's a place where we can learn from each other, share our questions, and show off how we are living HOMEGROWN."

Thanks Kickstarter and HOMEGROWN for featuring our project! JOIN US on Saturday as we celebrate the Freight Shed - come see what it's all about, plant some seeds, create art, celebrate our maritime heritage and delight in the great food from our local food growers and producers!

Please go to this link http://kck.st/zXkFK4 and pledge and we'll be finished Saturday MIDNIGHT ! The support has been coming from all over! We are so grateful!! Oh yes one there will be one last pledge reward..A SUMMER SUPPLY OF EGGS!

Today the City of Bath is submitting a grant application to the State for facade improvements for several important buildings in Bath including our Freight Shed!

Remember: OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY NOON UNTIL 2PM.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kickstart for a Latin American Lunch at the Freight Shed!

New Reward! Pledge $19 for 1 person, $36 for 2 and $70 for 4.

please go to: KICKSTARTER

Latin American Lunch at the Freight Shed! Relax and enjoy lunch with Latin flavor and music on a Sunday afternoon. To be scheduled in June or July. This meal will take place on a Sunday from 12 to 4 at the Freight Shed. Feast on dishes such as Ajiaco, a traditional Colombianpotato/chicken chowder; Ensalada roja, a beet/carrot/hard-boiled eggsalad; and Mexican style rice and beans. Beverages will include freshly roasted Colombian coffee. Led by Colombians Claudia Sortwell and Janette Tarpley, these chefs will use local ingredients from the Bath Farmers Market where possible. Your meal will be accompanied by Latin music. Join other members of the Freight Shed community as we relax and enjoy a traditional Latin American Lunch!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

THE IMPORTANCE OF RE-USE

Last week in Bath The Maine Development Foundation's Downtown Institute held a conference on Green Design and Historic Preservation. Many compelling environmental arguments were made for saving the Freight Shed and creating a place for local farmers and food producers to connect with more people in the heart of our downtown is just one way this project is responding to community needs.

Please join the 126 people who have already backed this effort by going to: KICKSTARTER to pledge! 13 days left to go to raise $9,515 ($8,485 pledged to date)

Public meeting at Bath City Hall Thurs. March 22nd at Noon.

http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/sustainable-communities/sustainability/green-lab/valuing-building-reuse.html

Reuse Matters. Building reuse typically offers greater environmental savings than demolition and new construction. It can take between 10 to 80 years for a new energy efficient building to overcome, through efficient operations, the climate change impacts created by its construction. The study finds that the majority of building types in different climates will take between 20-30 years to compensate for the initial carbon impacts from construction.

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