What indigenous Foodways have to teach us about climate action Join the discussion about the ways that Indigenous foodways can help eveyone be better stewards of the land and combat the climate crisis. Panelist include Rhonda Anderson, Eric Toensmeier, Taelor Barton, and Nef Duran.
Join us for a special virtual sustainability event, The Work That Reconnects, based on the teachings of Joanna Macy* and hosted by Madeleine Charney, Research Services Librarian for Sustainability. Explore a spiral journey through four stages: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes, and Going Forth. This virtual collective journey will guide participants in an interactive experience illuminating how we are strong, creative, and deeply interconnected. Madeleine Charney is a Research Services Librarian at the UMass Amherst Libraries. She is an active member of the Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group on campus and is in the process of becoming a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher (a 4-week curriculum for emerging adults). This program is part of Climate Preparedness Week, a partnership between Communities Responding to Extreme Weather and libraries across the state, including the UMass Amherst Libraries. *Joanna Rogers Macy, is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. She is the author of eight books.
** Note: Due to Covid-19 we will not be hosting any events this Spring. We look forward to returning with a full line-up this Fall!**
Get a jump on spring by coming to plant a seed. This workshop is a collaboration between the Permaculture Initiative, the Morrill Greenhouses, and the Mass Aggie Seed Library. Participants will be given the opportunity to plant some seeds, learn about why this type of plant is suited for indoor seed starting, as well as proper planting conditions. Seedlings will be housed and cared for in the greenhouse for a period of time before they are ready to be picked up by participants.
Friday, March 27th
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Meet at Log Circle in Franklin Permaculture Garden
Join us for a foray around campus as we learn to identify, gather, and eat wild edible foods. Possible wild edibles for this walk may include: black walnuts, acorns, hickory nuts, wild apples, evening primrose root, and more!
Come to either workshop or both!
Thursday October 10th: 3 PM - 5 PM Thursday October 24th: 3 PM - 5 PM
There's no denying it - the planet is getting hotter. Anywhere from 20-25% of green house gas emissions are contributed from our food systems, and while eating local is part of the solution, we also need to go further and rethink what we eat and how it's grown.
This meal offers a way towards a carbon-sequestering diet. Based on the work ofProject Drawdown, this event features farming methods and foods that can significantly shrink your carbon footprint while creating resilient economies.
Join us at Hampshire for a meal of regenerative foods and contributions from local farms practicing alternative farming methods.
Thursday October 27th Hampshire Dining Common 5:00 PM - 8 PM
Featuring a special panel discussion:
Growing for Change: Regional farmers & advocates discuss climate-cooling agriculture
Hampshire Room, Hampshire Dining Common 6 PM - 7 PM Join us for a panel discussion about the growing movement for carbon farming, agroforestry and healthy soil policy in our region. The panel features local regenerative farmers, activists, and educators who are working on creating agricultural systems that can reverse climate change.