[Sust-mar] Upcoming Events at Falls Brook Centre

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Wed Sep 1 08:31:16 EDT 2010

*Upcoming events at Falls Brook Centre*

*1. Falls Brook Fall Fair: A celebration of Rural Living and Forest Forum -
Sept 10-12, 2010*

*2. Help Plan a Sustainable subdivision in Fredericton - September 17-18*

*3. “Education for Sustainable Development”- September 23, 10:00-4:00 *

*4. Falls Brook Work Bees*

*5. Movie in the Barn : The Cove - Sept 16, 8:00*

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*1. Falls Brook Fall Fair: A celebration of Rural Living and Forest Forum -
Sept 10-12, 2010*

The Fall Fair will run from September 10 to 12. It’s a great event for the
whole family, with activities and showcases of interest to all ages. This
year, the fair will feature a Forest Forum, which will showcase New
Brunswick-based woodworkers, craftspeople, non-timber forest product
producers, and other forest-oriented producers and researchers.

Concurrently with the Forest Forum, the Falls Brook Fair festivities will
continue on as usual, with great local food, music, and artisans. The Fair
will kick off on September the 10th at 7:30pm with a concert in the barn.
This year we are lucky to present Mike Trask, a young up-and-coming blues
musician from Musquodoboit Harbour, NS. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Saturday and Sunday the grounds are open from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $5
per person, with children under 9 free. The Fair continues to be a smoke,
alcohol and pet free environment.

For more information please contact ja at fallsbrookcentre.ca or phone
(506)375-8143. You can also check out a full schedule at

*2. Help Plan a Sustainable subdivision in Fredericton - September 17-18*

Interested in a more sustainable approach to neighbourhood development? Ever
wanted to be part of a subdivision that is a healthy, happy place to connect
with neighbours and the environment? Then come take part in this workshop
opportunity on sustainable subdivision planning.

One Tree Orchard is a vision and plan for a sustainable subdivision. It is
located on a family-owned, 360 acre plot of land bordering Fredericton’s
city limits and the Saint John River. This is the first such project of its
kind in the Fredericton area, so it can play a key role in encouraging other
developers to become sustainable.

This project has been developing for over a year, with some aspects already
planned out – wastewater and storm water management, and conservation areas.
However, many other areas have yet to be defined – a community energy
scheme, building design, housing ownership, and approaches to forestry and
agriculture to meet residents’ needs.

This workshop will be an opportunity to become informed about the work that
has already taken place for One Tree Orchard, and to become engaged in the
areas of planning that have yet to be defined. Your values and voice matter,
and can help make this project a success. Experts will be presenting to
guide discussion and work with participants to provide feedback and ideas
for the project. Participant ideas will be used to guide planning for One
Tree Orchard.

The workshop will take place on the afternoon of Friday, September 17th and
all day Saturday, September 18th. The workshop will be held at the site of
future development - 3606 route 102 hwy.

Interested in taking part? Please contact us to get more information and to
sign up.

Contact Greg LeBlanc: email greg at fallsbrookcentre.ca or call (506) 375-4310

*3. “Education for Sustainable Development”- September 23, 10:00-4:00 *

The Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswick is hosting a Peer
Training Day for sustainability educators at Falls Brook Centre. The day
will include a variety of presentations and discussions on successfully
integrating ideas surrounding sustainable communities into education
programs. For more information, contact Alison at
alison at fallsbrookcentre.caor (506) 375-4310.

*4. Falls Brook Work Bees*

This summer, in Carleton County, FBC Work Bees have been successfully making
connections between local youth and rural mentors. We have helped raise a
barn, or rather a blacksmith shop, with up-and-coming metal worker Dana
Kittilsen, we’ve helped in the pre-firing process of an Anagama kiln and
helped build a wood-fired Raku kiln with Lee and Yolande Clark. Next we will
help Tegan and Leland Wong-Daugherty prepare their organic fruit orchard for
winter and we’ll help Terry and Wendy Thomas clean up their gardens and bush
and store food at their home in Lower Woodstock.

*/What is a Work Bee? Based on the traditions of volunteerism, cooperation
and community support, Work Bees are times when volunteers join to work
together in the community, when many hands are needed to get the job done.

Fall Brook Centre will continue to facilitate Work Bees throughout the
summer and fall to encourage youth engagement in rural areas and with rural

If you’re interested in being involved as a host or a participant please
contact Emily emily at fallsbrookcentre.com or call the main office at

*5. Movie in the Barn : The cove - Sept 16, 8:00*

Falls Brook Centre will be hosting a screening of the Academy Award® Winner
for Best Documentary of 2009, *THE COVE.* This movie follows an elite team
of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission
to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a
dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including
hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this
small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological
crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative
journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an
unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.

Admission is Free, please arrive on time !

To see the trailer, visit www.thecovemovie.com/

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