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Yes Farms Yes Food

Adam Barnard, who worked with me as a teaching assistant in my Sustainable Living class at UMass, created this Yes Farms Yes Food sticker as positive version of the “No Farms No Food” sticker.  In this video he talks about where the idea came from.


Adam shares his vision with the world through his own business Local Harmony:

We work to provide respectful land stewardship services to benefit the community, the earth and all its creatures. Integrating years of experience and knowledge in food production, landscape design and installation, tree-care and herbal medicine, we offer a variety of services that empower people through meaningful connection with the land.

We help raise awareness and understanding of local agriculture, health and nutrition topics through seasonally inspired workshops and classes.

You can learn more about Adam and his work at Local   To prepare for careers such as the one chosen by Adam, take a look at the UMass Bachelor of Sciences degree in Sustainable Food and Farming.   Graduating seniors in SFF will be sporting our new tee shirt this summer!



UMass Permaculture Project gains national recognition

The UMass Permaculture Project is one of 15 finalists (from 1000+ nominees) for the White House Campus Champions of  Change Challenge.  The top five vote getters will be invited to an event at the White House. They will also be featured by mtvU and MTV Act and be given the opportunity to host an episode of mtvU’s signature program, “The Dean’s List.” Please vote here to make UMass one of the 5 selected to visit the White House. 

“All Across America, college and university students are helping our country out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world,” said President Obama. “I hope this challenge shines a light on their efforts, and inspires Americans of all ages to get involved in their communities.”

The deadline to cast your vote is Saturday, March 3rd at 11:59 p.m.