As we celebrate the Earth during the month of April, we are so excited to offer lectures from special guest speakers on work that is being done locally to fight climate change and preserve our home. This year we will host two speakers, Lindsay Allen and Niaz Dorry. Both presentations will be held virtually and all are encouraged to attend. Details can be found below.

Please join us on April 6th at 7PM for a special presentation by WSMF Alumna Lindsay Allen.

Lindsay Allen is the Farming Operations Director at Higher Ground Farm, which works with institutions to design on-site farms and gardens that provide fresh, organic food as well as educational, team building, and community benefit opportunities. For the past 5 years Lindsay has led the farming and education operations of the 7,000 square foot Rooftop Farm at Boston Medical Center. She and her team work to grow food, combat climate change and other environmental issues, while providing a space of education and respite.

Lindsay will be the first of our guest speakers to be featured as part of our environmental programming throughout the month of April. We are proud to recognize Lindsay as a Waldorf alum and be able to share her impactful work with our community. All are welcome to attend this virtual presentation– Zoom details can be found via the school calendar.

Niaz Dorry, Coordinating Director of the North Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) will join us virtually on April 26th to discuss the environmental impact of the fishing industry and the work that NAMA does to promote sustainable fishing practices here on the North Shore.

Niaz (she/her) moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts – the oldest settled fishing port in the U.S. – in 1994 when she decided to work on fisheries issues. She has been a community organizer for over 30 years working on environmental, social, and economic justice issues. The life changing moment came in 1994 when as a Greenpeace campaigner she switched from organizing in communities fighting for environmental justice to organizing fishing communities. From the start she recognized the similarities between family farmers’ fight for a more just and ecologically responsible land-based food system and that of community-based fishermen fighting to fix the broken sea-based food system.

All are welcome to attend this virtual presentation– Zoom details can be found on the school calendar.