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FOOD FOR ALL Mission: the Food For All Garden produces organically grown vegetables herbs and flowers for local relief organizations. In partnership with the Amherst Survival Center and Not Bread Alone, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture students & faculty provide accessibility to healthy food as well as opportunity to connect with nature and learn garden basics.

IMG_1811 2Hannah Smalls, Production Manager (right) is graduating next spring from the Stockbridge School with a degree in Sustainable Food and Farming, and certificates in International Agricultural, Permaculture Design, and Civic Engagement and Public Service. With great interest and knowledge for food justice, regenerative agriculture, and community education, the Food For All garden is the perfect environment for Hannah to exercise her true passions. She excited to cultivate the garden to its true potential this summer, with many good intentions already set! Feel free to stop by any weekday afternoon, to say hello or if you feel like getting your hands dirty!

Michelle Nikfarjam, ALC Tour Manager & Garden Assistant (left), is a Stockbridge Sustainable Food & Farming recent alum, farmer, and active member of Grow Food Amherst. Michelle created a thriving student organization at UMass called “Spiritual Ecology and Regenerative Systems Initiative” that focuses on upholding the beauty and balance of our ecosystem through hands-on environmental educIMG_1167ation.

Emma Golden, Education & Community Outreach Intern, is a Sustainable Food &
Farming student in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Emma is involved in various local farm and food systems work in our local community. She is organizing community workshops throughout the season to raise awareness around local food security and skills for resilient living.

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Sarah Berquist, Faculty Support, has an ever-growing passion for teaching and growing food. She graduated UMass with a BS in Sustainable Agriculture and MS in Sustainability Science and Agriculture Education.  In 2010, Sarah realized her passion for bringing healthy food to all areas of her community while she was Market Manager of the Amherst Farmers’ Market.  Sarah worked with the town and various dedicated community members to get SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) accepted at the market. Since then, Sarah continues to deepen her involvement in local food systems justice through various projects and courses in UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture. As an instructor and advisor in Stockbridge, Sarah provides support for students to run the garden, maintain community partnerships, and hold workshops.


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