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Farm & Food Systems program coordinator Abrah Dresdale speaks at “Green Night”

Posted on Monday January 28th 2013

Western Mass Green Consortium spotlights local sustainable agriculture on February 13

The popular monthly “Green Night” events that have taken place on 2nd Wednesdays for the past four years at the Northampton Brewery, providing information on environmental sustainability topics, discussion and social networking time, will now re-start on February 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton.  The February Information Spotlight will feature a half-hour presentation by Abrah Dresdale, coordinator of GCC’s Farm & Food Systems program.  Her talk will be followed by Q&A, and time for “green drinks” and networking.

Ms. Dresdale will share what she has learned from her first year pilot of the new Farm & Food Systems program at GCC, which provides students of many ages with a college-level interdisciplinary understanding of ecological, economic, political, and social systems as they relate to food and farming.  Students also learn hands-on skills through internships and applied courses—which can be non-credit or degree-oriented—such as Mushroom Foraging & CultivationPermaculture DesignBeekeepingFour Season FarmingOrganic GardeningFood Preservation and Introduction to Food Systems. Students can expect to participate in community efforts to support regional food security, local economies, and planning for resiliency.

The Clarion Hotel is located at 1 Atwood Drive in Northampton, just off Route 5 south of the Exit 18 ramps to I-91.  Free parking is available at the Hotel.

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