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Brian Donahue, one of the authors of A New England Food Vision , discusses farming and the Vision in this interview in the Boston Globe . Donahue is a farmer and Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies at Brandeis University. He advocates for growing more vegetables on urban and suburban land and has direct experience with how this model can be successful in the region: in 1980
This post was originally published as “ Why is PVGrows Inviting Our Members to an Undoing Racism Training? ” by Liz Wills O'Gilvie on February 14, 2014 on PVGrows’ blog . I attended my first PVGrows Forum last Spring. I had been hearing about PVGrows and its work from my friends and colleagues in the Food Justice movement in Springfield (MA) where I live. I was not sure if it would be a good fit
What is food sovereignty? I come from a four-generation commercial fishing family and while growing up I’d never heard the term – food sovereignty. But since then, I’ve come to understand that food sovereignty was actually embedded in most of my family’s culture and conversation and I just didn’t know it. My first memory of food sovereignty happened at age 8, when at a family cookout, as usual,
WHAT: 3-day intensive skill-building program giving good food entrepreneurs the knowledge and resources they need to grow—plus the potential to win up to $10,000 in consulting services. Led by Jay Friedlander, College of the Atlantic’s Sustainable Business Program chair and organic food entrepreneur. WHERE: Hosted by Food Sol at Babson College in Wellesley, MA; WHEN: December 2–4, 2014 WHO: Food
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is hearing this month about the need to protect working waterfronts against the incursions of real estate development. Members of the Fish Locally Collaborative and other supporting organizations from the farming community are joining the fishing industry in Gloucester to urge the state to reject any proposals from Gloucester or other ports that would weaken the


Featured image of UMass Amherst Dining courtesy of the Kendall Foundation.