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UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 3d ago

Jason Silverman on his farming experience

CONWAY — Aging farmers own a collective $1.8 billion in farming infrastructure and land throughout Massachusetts, according to Land For Good, a nonprofit promoting New England agriculture. T...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 1W ago

Climate Change and Organic Agriculture

By Bill Duesing….. Many of us participated in the inspiring People’s Climate March on 9/21/2014 in New York City. Marchers represented a wide variety of religious, educational, environmental...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 3W ago

Women in Agriculture Series at UMass

Women make up nearly half of the global agricultural workforce but receive much less funding, land, input, and training than men. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has spotlig...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 4W ago

How to Prepare for WHATEVER Comes Next

NOTE:  Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking and deep ecology.  I rely on her work when I teach STOCKSCH 379 – Agricultural Systems Thinking.  I had her permission to modify...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 1M ago

DEEP DENIAL: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life

Join Gardening the Community and Undoing Racism Organizing Collective for a reading from DEEP DENIAL: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life by David Billings, ...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 4M ago

The Shambhala Worker Prophecy

As students return to universities around the world and I return to my role as a professor of Sustainable Food and Farming, I am thinking about how to maintain the freedom of thought and act...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 1M ago

Agriculture is a conversation with the divine

As I begin a year long sabbatical leave from my teaching job at UMass, I’ve been thinking once again about what agriculture means to me.  In preparation, I re-read an essay I wrote years ago...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 1M ago

UMass Student Farm is world class!

The UMass Student Farm provides Sustainable Food and Farming majors a real world experience in farming and marketing.  One of the major buyers of our produce is the Big Y World Class Market!
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 2M ago

According to SFF grad “farming is cool now”

Farming is growing in popularity among recent college graduates, fed by concerns over nutrition and a weak job market. The 24-year-old new owner of Full Heart Farm in Ledyard is one of them....
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 2M ago

New England Ag goes against national trends

I’m being interviewed today by a reporter who wants to know about trends in New England agriculture. So in preparation, I’ve pulled up the following facts (and thought I’d share them here as...