There was a celebration in the Cape Cod Lounge at UMass on October 25 celebrating the introduction of the new Sustainable Food Guide. Great music and local food were shared by many!
Bicycle powered music!
The UMass Permaculture Initiative!
Pick up the Food Resource Guide! (and please ‘like us’ here)!
One of the co-sponsors of this event was the Stockbridge School of Agriculture’s Community Food Systems class taught by Catherine Sands and offered by the coolest major on the planet:
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming
By Mark Bittman
New York Times – October 19, 2012
IT’S becoming clear that we can grow all the food we need, and profitably, with far fewer chemicals. And I’m not talking about imposing some utopian vision of small organic farms on the world. Conventional agriculture can shed much of its chemical use — if it wants to.
This was hammered home once again in what may be the most important agricultural study this year, although it has been largely ignored by the media, two of the leading science journals and even one of the study’s sponsors, the often hapless Department of Agriculture.
The study was done on land owned by Iowa State University called the Marsden Farm. On Continue reading A Simple Fix for Farming