May 18, 2013
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There are lots of experiments in sustainability in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Here are a few of my favorite projects and activities.
Here is a project sponsored by the Amherst Agricultural Commission that asked Town Meeting to provide incentives for town bodies to buy more local food. It was initiated by a small group of interested citizens with the help of the Massachusetts Farm to School Program.
Town Support for Local Food
This was a workshop sponsored by the Amherst Conservation Commission and Agricultural Commission exploring opportunities to grow more food in town.
Growing More Food in Amherst
Two new summer farmers markets were born recently in Amherst. In North Amherst a lovely Saturday morning market opened. Easy parking, easy walking and very dog friendly!
North Amherst Saturday Farmers Market
And a small group of citizens working with the Town of Amherst created a new farmers market on Wednesday afternoons at Kendrick Park.
Amherst Wednesday Farmers Market
There are several local groups which encourage citizens to work together to move our home in a sustainable direction. Two of my favorites are
Transitions Pioneer Valley
The Pioneer Valley Relocalization Project
Check out this progressive group of citizen activists working to help the region move toward a more sustainable Pioneer Valley!
Pioneer Valley Sustainability Network