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Upcoming Workshops:

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Connecting Curriculum with Nature: Fire Ring Farm

Sunday June 30

10-2pm

Established in 2009, Fire Ring Farm is a community-supported farm in Portland, CT, recognized by the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). It sits on roughly 4 acres of land overlooking the Connecticut River and is surrounded by the Palmer Taylor Preserve managed by the Middlesex Land Trust. Both Fire Ring Farm and Palmer Taylor Preserve are on the original land of the Wangunk and Quinnipiac first people. At Fire Ring Farm, we hold the conviction that food and plants possess healing properties, while water and soil are the essence of life itself. This belief fuels our commitment to being an all-encompassing, environmentally conscious, and socially equitable organic farm. Our mission is to unite members of the local community and foster a profound connection to the origins of their sustenance while focusing on sustainability. Our organization warmly welcomes individuals from all walks of life and facilitates their connection to the soil. We believe our actions should have a local impact while considering global implications.

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A native of Danbury, CT, Anthony graduated from Western Connecticut State University in 2009 with a BA in Performance. While there, Anthony appeared in three Off-Broadway shows and in 2007 performed in Romeo and Juliet at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  In May of 2012, he received his M.F.A. in Acting from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Anthony has also performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in Mary Zimmerman’s version of The Odyssey as well as other television on film credits.  Anthony has also worked in the Education departments of Hartford Stage, The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN and Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.  Anthony is the founder and Artistic Director of “innerAct Theatre L.L.C.” based in Sandy Hook, CT, which is a traveling theatre education company that works with students K-12, businesses, sports teams, and boards of education.  Anthony is the co-founder of ERA Productions based in Bethel, CT along with being the Head of TV/Film at the Norwalk Conservatory and instructs in the Theatre Department at Western Connecticut State University.  He is also a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union.

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