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The time is ripe!

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

GCC instructor Abrah Dresdale and EVS 118 are featured in the Greenfield Recorder

Food Day: About Food Day

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Food Day: About Food Day. “Food Day will be October 24—in 2011 and in years to come. Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in…

Morgan Spurlock talking about Food Day – YouTube

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Morgan Spurlock talking about Food Day – YouTube. 60 Second summary of the potential that Food Day has to impact our food system in a positive manner.

Just Roots

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

  Just Roots. “Just Roots is a Non-Profit organization located in Greenfield, Massachusetts focused on local food, farming, and community. Our mission is to nurture a healthy community in the Greenfield area by enhancing local food systems.” Follow their blog too! Keep updated on happenings at this amazing community based non-profit organization  

Kathleen Merrigan visits GCC by: Samantha Boothroyd

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

“The event with Kathleen Merrigan was great to have on the GCC campus. She did come off as more of a spokesperson for the USDA talking about the benefits and the jobs it offered than an enviromental advocat for change. Although she did many great things with the existing programs offered throught the USDA. She…

Creating Greenfields Future: Our Food, Economy, and Community

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Creating Greenfields Future: Our Food, Economy, and Community. Sat, Nov 5, 8:30a-4:30p
m Greenfield Community College, Main Campus

Greening Greenfield Energy Committee presents a day-long forum for citizens, students and business leaders to discuss: How do we make good local food affordable? How do we develop a sustainable local economy? How do we enhance our health and…

Mass Harvest for Students Week Success!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

GCC became part of a statewide initiative led by Mass Farm to School with many events focused on local farmers and local food. By all accounts, the Mass Harvest for Students was a big success. Beautiful portraits of several local farmers and food producers grace the walls of the cafeteria reminding all visitors of the…

How do you personally reduce your reliance on the extractive economy?

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Today, I presented in class the 2nd chapter in Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes, titled Home Economics. It is really ironic that I decided to present this chapter because as I said in class: I HATE MONEY. I was told as a child to never use the word hate because it was a very powerful…

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan is coming to GCC!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Hey all! Exciting news! OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE YOUR OPINION AND ASK QUESTIONS!  “USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan reviews the integral role agriculture plays in the economy, climate change and employment along with news of current national trends as well as the state of farming in rural America. The Deputy Secretary’s presentation to students, faculty &…

Guidebook for Beginning Farmers

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Guidebook for Beginning Farmers   “This is a guidebook written by young farmers, for young farmers. It is written to help you plan your professional trajectory into the field of sustainable agriculture. In this 30-page guide, we cover some of the major areas of institutional support for young farmers, some likely venues of learning and…

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