A hip happening Gathering update:
Along with our evening lineup we are happy to announce that we will be leading off the nights events with a dance presentation from Inside/ Out Dance Company from The Dance Studio
(The Dance Studio of Orange Ma) with 15 to 20 dancers regaling us in a high paced and entertaining 15 minutes.
Phone: 978 544 2935
NQTA/ FTH summer intern Ally Fraser a student at this dance studio has made this partnership possible.
So come see some dancers, honeybee apieres,mushroom castles and edible forests and more, Oh My!!
Hello All Forest Peeps
Monday August 14th at 6 o'clock at OIC is NQTA's monthly Gathering time.
Please bring those summer delicious dishes and desserts.
Sorry for the late notice there is a lot of moving parts going on right now in this development.
NQTA's 2 part Tick Gathering was an informative and educational success and we are ready for the same procedure with our Honeybee Gathering in partnership with Mary Canning and Follow the Honey .
Since our last Honeybee Gathering a lot has transpired at NQTA's and FTH joint headquarters at OIC and we are ready to unveil all this exciting community development to you.
At OIC the 'Shady Grove' backlot area that NQTA is cutting literally out of the brush and thorns, a true community vision has unfolded.
A picnic / amphitheater, exercise , artist areas along with a expanded 'agrian vision' has taken hold of the big 3 of Honeybee aparies, Shiitake mushrooms innoculation logs and Pollination habitat with the creation of a "edible forest".
We will start the evening meeting with Mary and the new players that are helping leading this effort getting us caught up.
Then a walkabout out to this back area to see all this as it has been initially constructed ,along with a artist rendition of what the future holds that you are all welcome to be a part of.
Then a walk over to Mary's new bee product production center at OIC with brand new products just now being created.
We are looking by utilizing the nearby Hosmer Woods, that NQTA has a trail easement with NEFF, to create a commercial entity for employment opportunities for the underserved in our community using these agrian products as a base.
So come see the new apiary, mushroom castle and the unveiling of 'Shady Grove' that is in line with the community vision of inclusion that our partners at OIC are providing for our community .
We have sent you an invitation to Mary's 'Hoedown at the Hollow ' that NQTA is partnering with and we welcome you all to join us.
Truly Upward and Onward
*WEEKLY TUESDAY HIKES
Join the Tuesday Trekkers each Tuesday for a hike on local trails. Meet at the Athol YMCA at 9:00 AM.
We gather at 6 PM on the second Monday of each month at :
OIC (Orange Innovation Center) Room 222
131 West Main Street
Orange, Ma 01364