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UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 1d 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 · 5d 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 · 2W 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 · 3M 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 · 3W 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 · 3W 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 1M ago

UMass Researchers Run Hydroponic Farm

AMHERST — Evan Chakrin, 33, spends his summer afternoons harvesting plants, mostly lettuce, at a hydroponic food farm. He worked Friday afternoon, harvesting 10 pounds of lettuce that he was...
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming · 1M ago

We’ve got really good food at UMass Amherst!

The Princeton Review Ranked UMass Amherst No. 1 for Best Campus Food At least part of the reason for this is the strong commitment to buying local food and supporting the UMass Student Farm!...