People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
FEED the Berkshires KEEP FARMING Team Training
Day/Time: Monday Nov 14th, 7pm
Location: 1st Baptist Church
City/Town: North Adams
You may have noticed a slight name change, now FEED the Berkshires, is the official name of the initiative which is utilizing the Keep Farming program structure.
We had a great event with 60 people from six northern Berkshire communities (Williamstown, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Adams, North Adams, and Florida) as well as Stamford VT. This is just the start of an exciting effort and new participants are always welcome to the process. If you know someone who may be interested, please pass this e-mail along so they can plan to attend the next meeting on November 14th at the First Baptist Church in North Adams (same location as the kickoff meeting) from 7-9 pm.
Click here for more information about FEED the Berkshires and the Keep Farming Training.
As mentioned in the kickoff, any amount of time and effort you can contribute to the Northern Berkshire Keep Farming research is appreciated.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and GlynwoodCenter collaborate to launch Keep Farming® initiative in North County. Area residents, farmers, landowners, food related retailers and producers are invited to this important training to work towards improving the future of local agriculture in North Berkshire County (Adams, Chesire, Clarksburg, Florida, New Ashford, North Adams, Williamstown and Savoy).
Where: TBA Refreshments will be served.
Why: The goals of the Keep Farming initiative are to make farming a strong part of the economic base of North County, to increase local food production and food security, to promote healthy eating, and to identify obstacles and opportunities regarding land use, and natural resources that are essential to this effort.
How: The process will include taking stock of where we are by gathering data from farmers, future farmers, land owners, purveyors and eaters of food, and assessing our land and resource base. RESIDENTS ARE ESSENTIAL TO MAKE THIS INITIATIVE HAPPEN!
Andrea Burns, (ABurns@Glynwood.org),
Amy Kacala, (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Sarah Gardner, (email@example.com)