My Internship As a Garden Educator in Amherst Public Schools

Over the course of my semester working with the Amherst Regional Public Elementary Schools and with Leila Tunnell (Amherst School Garden Educator), I have discovered the wonder, beauty, and difficulty of being a school garden teacher. This experience really helped ground me into practicing the teaching skills I have been developing for the last few … More My Internship As a Garden Educator in Amherst Public Schools

My Time at the Hartsbrook School by Sarah Visnick

The Hartsbrook School The Hartsbrook School can be seen as the road bends on Bay Rd. in Hadley, recognizable by the sheep and cows grazing on the hillside as students are busy at work and play. This is the Pioneer Valley’s Waldorf School. The school offers early childhood though 12th grade education in a nontraditional … More My Time at the Hartsbrook School by Sarah Visnick

Announcing 2017 Sowing Seeds for Change Workshop Series

Our UMass Sustainable Food & Farming Agricultural Leadership & Community Education II Class is excited to announce our 2017 Workshop Series! We have 6 exciting workshops coming up this month on our campus & local community that cover a spectrum of topics related to local food, environmental activism, and skills and tools for sustainable living. … More Announcing 2017 Sowing Seeds for Change Workshop Series

Reflections After a Semester in the field

By Mariana Lachiusa, UMass Sustainable Food & Farming student (Junior) This past semester I got the opportunity to intern at the Hartsbrook School in Hadley, Massachusetts. I walked into this independent study with very little experience working with kids and animals, and no experience working in a school setting with both. I was immediately intrigued … More Reflections After a Semester in the field