The Venue and Getting There

Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule Street, Middleborough, MA 02346

Directions by car: http://www.soulehomestead.org/directions.html or Google Map

Rideshare
Join the Northeast Convergence PickupPal group to set up a carpool or rideshare to or from the Convergence.
www.pickuppal.com/pup/group/Northeast-Permaculture-Convergence—July-13—15th-2012

Taking Public Transportation (from Boston):  There is a commuter rail train that leaves South Station every two hours during weekdays (the Middleboro/Lakeville Line), and also returns on a similar schedule on Sunday (see schedule here).  The Middleboro/Lakeville station (end of the line) is only 15 minutes from the camp.

Event organizers are trying to organize people to help shuttle people between the station and the camp.  Please email us if you can help neconvergence[at]gmail.com.  For now, if you plan on taking the train, you can post on the above rideboard that you need a ride.  We will do everything we can to help you find a ride from the train station.  Please email us with any concerns, questions, or if you can help.

 

Things to know:

  • No alcohol permitted on site.
  • This is a working farm.  Please, only service pets permitted on site.
  • No indoor showers.  If camping, please feel free to bring solar showers for the enclosed outdoor shower spaces that will be available.
  • No open fires permitted.
  • Tent camping only. (No recreational vehicles).
  • Camping Arrival Windows: Friday arrival is from 1pm-8pm, and Saturday arrival is from 8am to noon.
  • We are aiming for a zero waste event.  Please, make sure that what you carry in, you can carry out.  (Composting is available on site.)

Cell phone reception varies from carrier to carrier, what we have observed: Verizon and AT & T were good.  T-Mobile and Metro PCS were no signal.  And Sprint was touch and go.

The land surrounding Soule Homestead has been used by people for thousands of years. The first home was built there in the 1600s.  While the earliest buildings no longer exist, the 17 room house and 90-foot long barn built in the mid-1800s, are still part of the Soule Homestead Education Center.  In the 1980s, despite much interest by developers, the town of Middleborough acquired the farm to specifically maintain the homestead as an agricultural open space.  The Soule Homestead Education Center, Inc. was formed to restore the farm and develop it into an agro-ecology education center, playing a vital role in the community and teaching folks of all ages about their connections with the earth.

For more information, history, and the mission, check out Soule Homestead’s website.

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