Workshop expands GCC’s “outdoor learning laboratory”

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December 7, 2015
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GCC and SAGE, working through the GCC’s Office of Workforce Development and Community Education, ran a Wetlands Access Workshop the first weekend in December.  With funding from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Recreational Trails Education Grant, participants from as far away as Lexington and Walpole helped the College build a 30-foot accessible boardwalk and a […]

Out of the mouths of farmers: NOFA conference offers farm and foods students the chance to interact directly with agricultural practitioners

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December 1, 2015
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On January 16, Farm and Food Systems students will have the chance to participate in the annual Northeast Agricultural Association/Massachusetts Winter Conference to be held at Worcester State University. Three workshop sessions cover a broad range of topics, including a number of workshops on various kinds of animal husbandry; soil and fertility; politics and policy; […]

GCC students inspired by “Food for Good” conference

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November 30, 2015
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Farm and Food Systems students Amanda Guppy and Rachel Labranche recently attended the Food for Good: Cultivating Sustainable Solutions to Hunger conference in Massachusetts. Inspired by Congressman James McGovern’s “tireless advocacy on behalf of lower-income Americans who struggle to meet their families’ basic nutrition needs every day,” the conference was presented by Community Action of the Franklin, […]

Farm and Foods programs welcomes Amy-Louise Pfeffer

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August 21, 2015
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GCC is pleased to introduce new Farm and Food Systems Coordinator Amy-Louise Pfeffer. From 2005 to 2013, Amy-Louise and her husband developed ten-acre Tuckaway Farm in Conway, pasturing meat chickens with Icelandic sheep, tending a flock of laying hens, planting a vineyard, an orchard, berries, and a household garden. Through participation in markets and festivals, as […]

Like to get your hands dirty? Take our free Wetlands Access Workshop!

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August 20, 2015
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Join us for a free Wetlands Access Workshop funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Recreational Trails Program and sponsored by the SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture and Green Energy) Education Center at Greenfield Community College. Priority will be given to those working for non-profit organizations who are responsible for providing or building […]

GCC hosts elementary and secondary students from afar for SAGE-related learning

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As part of SAGE’s mission, GCC hosts elementary and secondary school events and visits to our college. This is as much fun for us as for our young visitors. This summer, Cornell graduate Sam Belcher (son of GCC’s very own administrative assistant Sue Belcher) taught a renewable energy/energy efficiency course at a Northfield Mount Hermon […]

Check out our seeds. Literally.

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May 4, 2015
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The GCC Seed Library is up and running! Here is how it works: Students, staff and faculty may now check out seeds from the Nahman-Waston Library, just like checking out a book. Take a look in our library catalog to see what seeds are available. Check out your seeds (remember to bring your library card). Plant them! If […]