Our Next GFA Meeting 12-20-17!

Hello all –

Please join me for our next Grow Food Amherst meeting as we look ahead to 2018 and what we can plan for the New Year as well as continuing our ongoing efforts!  The meeting is scheduled from NOON to 1:30 PM in the Town Room of Town Hall.  I look forward to seeing you then!

 

Happy Holidays! – Stephanie

Amherst Zero Waste Program – Thursday 10/19 at 7 PM at the Hitchcock Center for The Environment

Please join folks from the Amherst Recycling & Refuse Management Committee, the Amherst League of Women Voters, Sustaining Amherst and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment to learn about Amherst’s Zero Waste initiative!

Agenda –

6-7 PM  – Arrive early for a tour of the Hitchcock Center’s Living Building!

7-9 PM – Zero Waste Program

 

Light refreshments will be available.  The event is free and open to the public!

 

Grow Food Amherst Meeting Wednesday, October 18th at noon!

Please join me for our next Grow Food Amherst meeting this Wednesday (10/18) at noon in the Town Room of Town Hall.  The agenda will primarily focus on a discussion regarding the Sharing Garden and its potential use as the town’s Community Garden space.

Agenda as follows:

Announcements

  • Sharing Garden
  • Sustainability Festival
  • Bee Week
  • Miscellaneous

Hope to see you soon! – Stephanie

Amherst Block Party Needs Volunteers – Can You Help?

Hello GFA members –

The Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) is holding their 6th Annual Block Party downtown (North Pleasant Street) on October 4th from 5-9 PM.  They are in need of recycling coaches to help direct people to properly dispose of their waste in the appropriate recycling, waste or compost container.  People would be stationed at receptacles in shifts, so you would not be at a location for too long!  If you are able to give even an hour of your time, please contact Ann Tweedy at:

Ann Tweedy

Amherst BID, Marketing & Communication

ann@amherstdowntown.com

413-345-2945 (o)

413-530-3129 (c)

 

Thank you!

Canceled Meeting -July 5th

Hello Grow Food Amherst Members-

Apologies for the ever changing schedule, but I need to cancel tomorrow’s meeting (July 5th) as my father is having a major medical procedure and I will be in Boston. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and will re-schedule.

I hope you are all having a fun, safe and happy July 4th holiday -Stephanie

 

Grow Food Northampton helps feed local residents

Clem Clay, left, who is the executive director of Grow Food Northampton, and Ashley Hackett, who is a program manager for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation, carry vegetables from Giving Garden, at Grow Food, into the Northampton Survival Center, Tuesday.

Clem Clay, left, who is the executive director of Grow Food Northampton, and Ashley Hackett, who is a program manager for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation, carry vegetables from Giving Garden, at Grow Food to the Northampton Survival Center, Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – Daily Hampshire Gazette

Grow Food Northampton is still growing, with no signs of stopping.

For the past few years, the nonprofit that provides fresh, local produce to low-income community members has seen a steady rise in participation for its programs, and a recent $50,000 grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has allowed for even more room to grow.

Tuesday afternoon, a program officer from Harvard Pilgrim went on a whirlwind tour of some of Continue reading