Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Vote for Change

“Growing Season: Women in Agriculture and Food Production”
through August 15, 2016,
W.E.B. Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst

How about shut up and get busy as a campaign slogan? You feminists and voters and people for a better world?

Approximately 58% of the 140 students currently in the Sustainable Food and Farming major in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture are women.

On display in at UMass Amherst Special Collections and University Archives, floor 25, are collections that reflect women and food production, including cookbooks focused on preservation and canning; Helen Hunerwadel who taught and advised on agricultural in Burma and Iran in the 1940s and 1950s; and Elizabeth Henderson, an organic farming pioneer and founding member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

The UMass Amherst Libraries host “Growing Season: Women in Agriculture and Food Production,” through August 15, 2016, in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives, on Floor 25, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The exhibit draws upon the archival collections in Special Collections and University Archives and includes photos, articles, and other artifacts.
For more information, contact Kirstin Kay, 413-545-6843.

Friday, February 5, 2016

"It will happen like this......" 


Photo Show at Robert Floyd
February 6 - 29, 20116
Reception, Sunday 2/7 from 1 pm to 5 pm
Robert Floyd Photo Studio
2 East Street at College Highway (Rt. 10)
Southampton MA

Artists: Mary A. Nelen, Rosemary Polletta, Dan Milberg

Wild Food in WInter

Go where the wild food people go.

Winter Markets. This weekend in Greenfield. Next weekend in the Berkshires. Spring is, well, spring is if not right around the corner, spring is inevitable. And to celebrate wild food and the wilderness in general, join kindred spirits in civic buildings for soup and several encounters with, because they can, fresh greens but also workshops, swapping, hot food, activities for kids and seeds.

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016

GREENFIELD MA: Join CISA at the Greenfield Farmers' Market for a special Winter Fare day with free workshops, hot soup, a Valley Food Swap, and more, plus the amazing range of great local food and crafts that await you monthly at this market. CISA will double all SNAP/Food Stamps up to $10. The market will be at the Greenfield High School at 1 Lenox Ave from 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

GREAT BARRINGTON MA: Berkshire Grown will host its final winter farmers market of the season with live musical entertainment and Food Adventures will lead hands-on snack-making activities for children. Greenagers will also be on hand selling seeds to help community members start planning their own gardens. From 10 am to 2 pm at 
Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road.