For photos and videos of Sowing Opportunities, 2022 local festivals, go to this link.
Can’t make it one of our events? If you can’t make it to our fairs, you can also benefit both the artisans and Sowing Opportunities’ projects through your purchase online at https://athreadofhope.org/ with the code Sowing.
Saturday, June 17, 2023: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bedford Cultural District Music & Arts Festival 2023, Bedford Common, 75 Great Road, Bedford, MA 01730
Sunday, June 18, 2023: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Juneteenth: A Block Party in Brookline, Florida Ruffin Ridley School, 345 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 – Registration link: https://bit.ly/3OybwTd
Saturday, June 24, 2023: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Malden Summer Festival
Sunday, June 25, 2023: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Malden Pride, Coytemore Lea Park
Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, 2023: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cambridge Jazz Festival, Danehy Park, 99 Sherman St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Saturday, September 23, 2023: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arlington Town Day/Dallin Museum “Art on the Green” Event
Saturday, September 30, 2023: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Grotonfest, Legion Common Groton, MA 01450
Saturday, October 14, 2023: 12:00-2:00 p.m. Think Globally, Act Locally! , The Gallery@57, 57 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Sunday, December 10, 2023: 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Social Action Holiday Gift Fair at the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, upstairs room in big hall
June 3 through August, 2022, Sowing Opportunities offered plants in exchange for donation and sold Guatemalan handicrafts on Fridays, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Revere Farmers Market, 249 Broadway Street in Revere, Massachusetts. We offered plants so that everyone can grow fresh, local vegetables.
Sowing Opportunities was interviewed by Revere TV at the Revere Farmers’ Market 7/29/2022:
Saturday, June 25, 2022: Sowing Opportunities participated in the Malden Community Garden‘s “Family Gardening Day,” 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 2022, Sowing Opportunities will sell plants and Guatemalan handicrafts, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Revere Farmers Market, 249 Broadway Street in Revere, Massachusetts.
Saturday, June 18, 2022: Sowing Opportunities participated in Malden Pride, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Malden #Pride 2022 Massachusetts invited Fern Remedi-Brown to speak at the event on June 18, 2022. Sowing Opportunities, Inc.
Thursday, June 16, 2022: Sowing Opportunities participated in the Melrose Farmers’ Market, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, June 4, 2022, Sowing Opportunities once again participated in the Malden Summer Festivals on Pleasant Street in Malden, selling plants and Guatemalan handicrafts to benefit the greenhouse project.
May 21, 2022, Sowing Opportunities sold plants and Guatemalan handicrafts on Saturday, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the May-plewood Fest artist event in Maplewood Square, Malden, Massachusetts.
May 3-8, 2022, Fern Remedi-Brown, Sowing Opportunities President traveled to Chajmaic, Guatemala to witness the harvest of the first mini greenhouses project. Details are on this website at Guatemala Travelogue, May 2022 and through social media.
On April 22, 2022, Sowing Opportunities was at The Gallery@57 from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m. for Earth Day at 57 Pleasant Street, Malden, Massachusetts, selling plants and Guatemalan handicrafts. All proceeds benefit the greenhouse project in Chajmaic, Guatemala.
In December 2021, Sowing Opportunities sold plants and Guatemalan handicrafts at a crafts fair at Cheverus Catholic School and at LUVA Hair and Day Spa.
Beginning November 2021, Sowing Opportunities began to sell Guatemalan handicrafts, made by indigenous artisans, through TheGallery@57 and through direct sale, in person or via USPS. Proceeds from the sales were split between the artisans and Sowing Opportunities’ greenhouse project in Chajmaic, Guatemala. Details: https://www.sowingops.org/en/mayan-art-fundraiser/
Beginning October 2021, Sowing Opportunities offered plants for sale at local offices and businesses and to individuals, advertised on our website and through Instagram. All proceeds benefit the greenhouse project in Chajmaic, Guatemala. Details: https://www.sowingops.org/en/plants-for-donation-or-sale-to-benefit-the-village-of-chajmaic-guatemala/
In June-October 2021, Sowing Opportunities participated in Malden Summer Festivals, Melrose Farmers’ Markets, & Fall Fairs to raise funds for the greenhouse project in Chajmaic, Guatemala. Details: https://www.sowingops.org/en/successful-malden-summer-festival-june-26-2021/
In May 2021, Sowing Opportunities participated in Earth Day celebration with The Gallery artisans. Details: https://www.sowingops.org/en/earth-day-2021/
In March 2021, Sowing Opportunities participated in World Water Day online. Details: https://www.sowingops.org/en/how-to-build-a-water-tower/ and Neighborhood View posted an article.
In January 2021, Sowing Opportunities held a Restaurant Fundraiser at a local Coldstone Creamery ice cream shop. Details: https://youtu.be/2m-42aNF4lA
In August 2020, Sowing Opportunities held a clothing drive and, thanks to the support of many, we collected over 300 large bags totaling over 5,000 lbs. Through the Savers FUNDrive® program, our #nonprofit earned over $1,300 for purchasing #groceries for families in the #village of Chajmaic, #Guatemala during the #pandemic, or to start our #agricultural project. We are seeking a #corporate, or individual, sustaining supporter/s. Details: https://conta.cc/3bvuXGU
WATCH OUR 2½-MINUTE VIDEO ON OUR SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 BIKE-A-THON
Please join us on Sept. 15!
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2NUoGIDBike-a-thon in Malden, MA on Saturday, September 15 at 12:00 noon
We plan to ride for ~4.2 miles along The Northern Strand Bike Trail in Malden, with stop-offs to rest, or for those who choose not to do the entire route.
Every rider pays $10 to ride; under 13 FREE & Over 65 – voluntary donation if you choose; Riders under 10 need a responsible adult with them
Options for those in the disabled community to participate
Every rider gets “sponsored” by people who donate to them which gets given to charity to ride
Roosevelt Park to Park L for turnaround and back (~4.2 miles round trip)
Thank you to the following for providing gift cards:
Kung Fu Tea (10 free gift cards)
Blue Bikes ride share (10 free rides)
Thank you to the Law Offices of Jamie H. Gorton and Ginny Remedi Designs for having tables at the bike-a-thon! If you are looking for a great immigration attorney or need a beautiful gift, come to the bike-a-thon to learn more!
Thank you to Christmas Tree Shops in Assembly Square, Somerville for your donation of six cases of water for the riders!
Thank you to Bob Doolittle for being our magician!
Thank you to Lime Bikes for the donation of 10 bike share rides!
Thank you to the employees of Citizens Bank, 399 Main St., Malden for sponsoring the bike-a-thon!
Hispanic Heritage Festival in Malden, MA on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12-6 p.m. Sowing Opportunities will have a table.
On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the Lantern-Making Workshop (starting at 5:30) and Lantern Walk (starting at 8:15) helps to celebrate the community and preserve Malden’s environment.
Sowing Opportunities, Inc. / Sembrando Oportunidades, which seeks to provide self-sustainability, education, and wellness in rural Guatemala, will have a table at the event to educate the public about our work.
Our pilot project is to deliver clean water, hygiene education, and agriculture in a remote village of 1,750 people in rural Guatemala.
Children’s Pottery-making Fundraiser
Thurs., December 29, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sat., December 31 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Would you like your child to learn to make pottery while helping indigenous people in rural Guatemala?
On December 29, Ginny Remedi-Brown, a potter and teacher with 40 years of experience, will teach your child/ren how to create a piece of pottery without a potter’s wheel.
On December 31, Ginny will teach your child/ren how to glaze their pottery.
You can bring home the finished product after the New Year.
For further details about Ginny’s work, please click here. Ginny has been cleared through CORI.
$100 for 4-hour class – limit 5 children – all proceeds donated to Sowing Opportunities, Inc.
Contact us via email or at 617-791-3915 for details on location.
Fill out the online registration form: