Grow Food Amherst is working to create a more resilient community by encouraging residents of Amherst and the surrounding towns to grow and buy healthy and affordable food locally.
UMass Food for All Garden
The idea for the UMass Food for All Garden grew out of a meeting between Grow Food Amherst and the Just Roots Farm in Greenfield, MA. The garden is sponsored by the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and is managed by Sarah Berquist, instructor for the Stockbridge School.
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming students, Jason DePecol and Brian Horrocks, provide day to day care for the garden as well as offer an educational program in partnership with Not Bread Alone. They invite you to join them in making food available to Amherst residents in need by participating in one or more of their volunteer work days at the garden this summer.
Grow Food Amherst Membership Information
We now have over 450 members! If you are not currently a member, please sign up below! There are no obligations and you will receive a newsletter by email about once a month. And be sure to check out our blog here! Events and activities are posted on our GFA Facebook Page.
Individual projects are managed by subcommittees of Grow Food Amherst. You are welcome to attend one of the monthly Open Steering Committee meetings to learn about our work and join one of the subcommittees - or propose a project yourself!
Please become a member here!