In spite of a blast of July thunderstorms and strong sun-showers, a wonderful handful of community members joined us for our Kickoff Celebration at the Food For All Garden yesterday. Our hope was to bring in some new faces to the garden and celebrate its gorgeous growth. We began by gathering over some garden-fresh snacks and local iced tea (thanks to Bajrang Teas!) and snuck in a rapid tour of the gardens with Cate before the rain washed us out. Continuing the conversation indoors, we heard from representatives of the Amherst Survival Center and Not Bread Alone about how these organizations operate.
One of the most exciting aspects of our work is the seemingly boundless POTENTIAL. These organizations do more than provide food to people..they make Amherst and the Pioneer Valley a place to call home by cultivating community. Beyond the food donated are the conversations shared over the food, the friendships made and sense of place and belonging provided by being a part of a loving community. We are excited to continue the conversation, please join us for our PANEL where we will dive into some of these issues hearing from a diverse representation of local food systems experts.
Wednesdsay July 30th 5:30-7, followed by a potluck~ feel welcome to bring a dish and/or beverage( non-alcoholic) to share! Free at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment