Locally Grown guide now available

May 15 2016
It features information on 425 farms, restaurants, retailers, and more.
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture has announced the release of its 2016 “Farm Products Guide,” a directory of the farms, restaurants, and other businesses in the Pioneer Valley that support local agriculture.
It features information on 425 “Local [continue reading]

a cool virtual library for you to explore

May 15 2014
Published by under Community Resources
international theatre of the oppressed
The International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation  will not be just one Center more, but an  Organisation  dedicated to help all Centers to develop themselves, so that they can help other TO groups to grow and develop. The Organisation is carried by the combined power of experienced Jokers across [continue reading]

let’s help growing innovation get over the hump!

Mar 9 2014
In case it's hard to see, this farmer's clever t-shirt says 'stakes is high'They are 67% funded with 12 days to go.  Every little bit counts!
Growing Innovation Online Library & Book
Why does this project matter? Because stakes is high! 
In case it’s hard to see, this farmer’s clever t-shirt says ‘stakes is high’ To make a more serious [continue reading]

Book review: “The Circle” by Dave Eggers

Dec 6 2013
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings

Ring of Power
‘The Circle,’ by Dave Eggers
Mae Holland, a woman in her 20s, arrives for her first day of work at a company called the Circle. [continue reading]

a great revision of a classic

Oct 9 2013
760A well-worn favorite on our bookshelf, Keeping A Family Cow, is out again in a revised and updated edition!  Joann S. Grohman wrote the book back in the early 1970s, but it is just as relevant to greenhorns of today.  
Check it out at Chelsea Green . [continue reading]

Bedside Reading: A Collection of Five

Aug 27 2013
Cheli shares five books she currently has at her bedside – a wild assortment of fiction and nonfiction, with a handful of kids’ books thrown in the mix! All have captured her attention and praise, and this month she shares them with you… [continue reading]

Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business

Jul 24 2013
Food-based businesses can solve our social and environmental problems — yet the majority of food entrepreneurs say lack of access to capital prevents them from launching or growing their ventures.
Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business   is an unprecedented guide to [continue reading]

growing food in a hotter, drier land

May 21 2013
726_s-210x300Gary Nabhan’s newest book, out next month.
From his website:
With climatic uncertainty now “the new normal,” many farmers, gardeners, and orchardists in North America are desperately seeking ways to adapt how they grow food in the face of climate change. The solutions may be at our back door.
In [continue reading]

our essay collection!

May 7 2013
bookCongrats to all of our editors and essayists – GREENHORNS: The Next Generation of American Farmers – has just won a 2013 Nautilus Gold Award in the Living Green / Sustainability category!  The Nautilus awards recognize “Better Books for a Better World”. From Nautilus: Amidst the turmoil and turbulence in our world today, [continue reading]

Little Free Library in Wilbraham

May 1 2013
Little Free Library in Wilbraham Honors Neighbors & Remembers Tornado Well, it is little, and it is a library, and, yes, it is free… so it must be a Little Free Library. The first Little Free Library appeared in Hudson, Wisconsin in 2009 and now they can be found in every state and at least thirty-two [continue reading]

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