Approaching Summer at Food For All

The season is flying by and we’ve been busy planning and planting the garden with crops for our second season.  This year, UMass Sustainable Food and Farming student Jason DePecol, has taken over as Production Manager of Food For All Gardens.  We are grateful to have him on board!  In just one month he has filled the garden with food (with the help of friends, fellow students, and community members)!  Slide1

This year, we are hosting VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS every other week on Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-12pm.  Our next one is THIS FRIDAY June 19th.  During our first two workdays, we put a call out to the community and were delighted to have help from local community members, students and friends.  We planted TONS of onions, shared good conversation and enjoyed some iced tea and snacks together.

Brian Horrocks and Emma Golden planting basil

Brian Horrocks and Emma Golden planting basil

We learned a lot in our first season and are excited to work even more closely with CHD’s Not Bread Alone and Amherst Survival Center this year to fulfill our mission of growing food with and for these community centers as well as providing meaningful community education opportunities.  Plus, we are excited to enjoy some deeee-licious meals at both places that feature our food!

Brian Horrocks and Emma Golden, both UMass students, are helping as community education leaders this season.   We are excited to continue with our workshops this summer and are working with Not Bread Alone and Amherst Survival Center to complement meal times and other community events.

Bob Stover (Not Bread Alone), Jason DePecol, and Brian Horrocks

Bob Stover (Not Bread Alone), Jason DePecol, and Brian Horrocks

STAY TUNED for more details about our workshops. We are calling all community members…WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this happen!

Join us for a volunteer day and help spread the word.  We’re located at 911 North Pleasant Street in Amherst. If you’d like to get involved or be added to our mailing list, contact us: food4allamherst@gmail.com.

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