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12/18/14
Urban Oaks Organic Farm has an improbable history. It is recognized state-wide by high-end restaurants and by out-of-town farm stand customers as the best—and only– year-round local source of fresh, delicious, high-quality certified organic vegetables. The greens, especially the lettuces and arugula, have won awards as the best in the state. And regular customers to the farm stand insist that the
12/15/14
On Friday, December 12, 2014 Equity Trust hosted a first-of-its-kind event: a one-day regional symposium on developing models of secure tenure for urban community farms. The gathering brought together over 35 urban agriculture practitioners and representatives of land trusts and other support organizations, from across the Northeast region of the US, to share experiences and challenges around
12/11/14
This post was originally published on the Social Transformation Project blog . Like a broken record, progressives have repeated for years that we need to work together and coordinate beyond our traditional divides and “silos.” It is common knowledge. Yet after all these years, effective collaboration, where the whole adds up to more than the sum of its parts, is the exception rather than the rule
12/8/14
Food Solutions New England is pleased to announce the release of a collection of case studies on climate change and the New England food system. These case studies—a total of 12—were researched and written by the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute’s 2014 Thomas W. Haas Climate Fellow, Ruby Woodside. The fellowship, based at the UNH Sustainability Institute, was hosted in
12/4/14
The New England Farmers Union (NEFU) is a regional chapter of the National Farmers Union. Its mission is to keep family farming viable through educational opportunities, co-operative endeavors and civic engagement. NEFU works with the Congressional delegates of the six New England states and with government officials to ensure that federal agriculture programs are fully funded and that they

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