The Local Journalism Project—Open Newsroom Truro
Thursday, September 5, 6:00 p.m.
The Provincetown Independent’s nonprofit Local Journalism Project invites community members to join in making local news more collaborative. The editor (and from time to time reporters and newsmakers) will be on hand to hear about issues that are important to you, and to answer your questions about the role of journalism in sharing news for and about the community. The Project’s Open Newsroom sessions are being held in each of the Outer Cape’s libraries, with Truro gatherings set for the first Thursday of each month, beginning soon! Special themes will surely emerge but this first session is open-ended. Come with your thoughts and questions. Meetings are free and open to all.
Medicinal Herb Workshop
With Sarah Naciri
Saturday, September 7, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a hands-on, informative, and fun workshop with Community Herbalist Sarah Naciri, including what to look for in herbs and how to make simple and remedies. People of all ages are welcome! Herbalist, gardener, forager, yogini and mother, Sarah Naciri has been studying plants and making plant-based herbal medicine for the past fifteen years. Sarah’s love and interest in the natural world and the interconnectedness of all beings and life forms was present at a very young age. Following a childhood working with her father in his gardens, compost pile, and kitchen, Sarah worked on organic farms in her late teens and early twenties and slowly began to identify and use native medicinal plants and trees. She attended Smith College, studying biology, ethnobotany, and sustainable agriculture at Smith, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst. While traveling in India and working on an amla farm in Rajasthan and a small vegetable farm in the Himalayas, Sarah was deeply intrigued by the presence and use of Ayurvedic medicine in modern-day India. Upon her return to Massachusetts, Sarah immersed herself in the study of Western and Native American herbalism—she interned at an apothecary and herb farm, began attending the International Herb Symposium and surrounded herself with plants, books and teachers. While living in the Pioneer Valley, Sarah created medicinal gardens around a public housing complex and hosted herb walks and a daily community Tea Time, serving medicinal, healing teas and soups to neighbors. Living now in North Truro, Sarah and her two year-old daughter Leela hike, explore, and forage together year-round throughout the woodlands, dunes, and beaches. Breathing in the salt and cedar air, Sarah feels blessed to be surrounded by the wildness and natural beauty of Cape Cod. In the upcoming seasons, keep your eyes open for herb identification/wild-crafting hikes for kids and adults with Sarah!
On Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m., we welcome Tor Hansen to deliver Part Two of “Cape Cod’s Shoreline Bio-Diversity.” Local naturalist Tor Hansen will continue his exploration of biological diversity in thriving and declining populations on our Cape Cod shorelines. Through his discoveries, illustrations, colorful photos, and astute observations, we will learn more about our local biodiversity and replenishing and diminishing marine food chains. Tor examines tideline seaweeds, searches for sand dollars, stranded fish, whelks, and horseshoe crabs along the shorelines, and should find, in tidewater estuaries, a potpourri of fish, anemones, tunicates, and mollusks..
Thursday, September 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
**On hiatus for now**
Due to the discontinuation of Truro after-school rec at the Truro Community Center, we are making changes to the community garden schedule. Stay tuned!