Can we grow more food in Amherst, MA?

On March 31, 2011, the Amherst Conservation and Agricultural Commissions sponsored a public event in Town Hall to discuss opportunities to raise more food in town.  The first speaker, Mr. David Ziomek, Director of Conservation and Development, presented an overview of land conservation and opportunities for farming on public land.

This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Brian Donahue, Professor of Environmental History, who outlined opportunities to grow more food in New England.  According to Brian Donahue, New England could grow:

  • Almost all of our vegetables
  • Half of our fruit
  • All of our  dairy products
  • Most of our beef and lamb
  • Most of our pastured pork, poultry and eggs

See the following for details:

For more ideas on how to make this happen, see Just Food Now in Amherst.

One thought on “Can we grow more food in Amherst, MA?”

  1. just want to say thank you John Gerber, David Ziomek, Brian Donahue and everyone who is a part of “Just Food Now” for caring about mother earth, it is the best way to love humanity. you all inspire me so much.
    i love you and what you do.
    om śānti śānti śānti

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