Spring Events at UMass Amherst in Sustainable Food and Farming

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture is proud of our passionate and engaged students  in  Sustainable Food and Farming.  Stockbridge encourages students to “learn by doing” and we would like to share some of the things we are doing with you –  especially if you….

  • love to be outdoors
  • enjoy good food
  • care about healthy people and community
  • want to study sustainable food and farming systems

Here are some student-organized events which we thought you might enjoy….

The Franklin Permaculture Garden

permacultureVolunteer at the Franklin Permaculture Garden

Spring Volunteer hours  will be held every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 AM – ­11:00 AM at the Franklin Permaculture Garden outside of the Franklin Dining Commons.  No prior experience is required, just show up and get your hands dirty!

 Sponsored by the UMass Bee Club

beesThursday March 31 the UMass Bee Club will be hosting another candle making event! We encourage you to bring your shot glasses to make personalized tea candles.  The event will begin at 7 in Fernald Hall (right next to Franklin Dining Common).

Saturday, April 2 the UMass Amherst Beekeeping Club will help us redefine our relationship with bees and create a new paradigm of caring for bees.This event is FREE for UMass Students. $20 for public.

More Sustainable Food and Farming Events

Monday, April 4 the Spiritual Ecology and Regenerative Systems Initiative will sponsor a DIY Herbal Spa Workshop in French Hall room 102.  Come and make your own herbal body care products.

Wednesday, April 6 the UMass Student Farm will have its Spring Farmers Market and Celebration.  Music, vendors, food and fun.  Stop by the Cape Cod Lounge any time from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm to join the fun and check them out!


Wednesday, April 6 a group of students in the Sustainable Food and Farming major will sponsor a New Farmer Panel and Expo at the Earth Foods Cafe, right after the Farmers Market on the same day.  The will run from 4:00-6:00pm.  Join us!





 And still more…

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Amherst Sustainability Festival

Amherst Sustainability Festival On Saturday, April 16 students in the Sustainable Food and Farming major will be teaching workshops at the annual Amherst Sustainability Festival between 10:00am and 4:00pm on the Amherst Commons.  Here are a few workshops:

  • Natural Deodorant Making
  • Biochar Face-mask Workshop
  • Gluten and Dairy-Free Living
  • Planting Seeds for Kids

Please stop by the festival and join in the fun!

Earth Day at UMass

Stop by the Stockbridge School of Agriculture booth for fun and educational stuff on Earth Day at UMass, April 22 from 9:00am-6:00pm at the Student Union North Lawn!


  • To see more of the “hands-on” projects of students in the Sustainable Food and Farming major check out STUDENT PROJECTS.…. and get involved!
  • For information on the fastest growing major at UMass and the largest sustainable agriculture program in the nation, check out our “official” web page at:

Sustainable Food and Farming at UMass  (where students have more fun)


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