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June 2019

June Burger Night

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barstow’s Longview Farm, 172 Hockanum Road

Barstow's burgers are as fresh and local as it gets! The grill is on 5pm-7pm and Barstow’s kitchen is open until 8pm. Enjoy live music on the porch by The Pioneer Valley String Band, 5-7pm and a sunset wagon ride. BYOB! Full details.

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UMass Amherst ONLINE Classes in Sustainable Food and Farming

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Here are the online classes the next summer six week session:  Summer Term II   (July 8 – August 16, 2019) STOCKSCH 100 – Botany for Gardeners (GenEd-BS – 4cr) STOCKSCH 258 – Urban Agriculture (new) STOCKSCH 320 – Organic Vegetable Production STOCKSCH 379 – Agricultural Systems Thinking (satisfies IE -GenED requirement for majors – ask permission from jgerber@umass.edu to register if you don’t have the pre-requisite – you are welcome) STOCKSCH 382 – Professional Development in Sustainable Food and Farming (satisfies Junior Writing requirement for SFF majors - ask permission…

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UMass Designs Tour

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UMass Amherst Amherst, MA 01003 United States

Join us for a tour of the award-winning UMass Southwest Concourse revitalization project led by its landscape architects. Stimson Associates doubled the percentage of green space on this high visibility five-acre site, placing an emphasis on the region’s native plants. Learn about the site’s form, scale, influences, and prioritization of pervious surfaces and stormwater gardens. This landscape study also includes the Interdisciplinary Design Building and Crotty Hall. Program Code: HDT9001 Instructor: Lauren Stimson Fee: $36 (Member) / $41 (Nonmember) Limit:…

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UMass/SARE Organic Strawberry Twilight Meeting

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Fire Farm – Montague, 184 Meadow Road
Montague, MA

For more info, click here.This event is free unless you wish to purchase pizza/salad/beverage for $10.  Pizza toppings and salad made from Red Fire Farm grown veggies. Please RSVP if you wish to purchase food by emailing the UMass Fruit Team at umassfruit@umass.edu.

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Hadley Common Beer and Cider Garden

June 21 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Street Common, West Street Common
Hadley, MA United States

Celebrate Hadley’s rich agricultural traditions! Gather on the historic West Street Common with family and friends for a sweet summertime evening with local food, drinks, music and games. The night will include: Local beers, ciders, and shrubs. Food from MiTierra and Esselon. Live music and games. Snow cones and much more!

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Citizen Science with the Beecology Project

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Join Dr. Robert Gegear, 2018 recipient of the Society’s Regional Impact Award, for a hands-on workshop on pollinators. Learn to identify local bumblebee species and then use the Beecology Project phone app to collect and contribute bumblebee data from field observation. This class can be taken alone or in tandem with the Ecological Pollinator Conservation class. Program Code: BOT1511 Instructor: Robert Gegear Fee: $66 (Member) / $80 (Nonmember) Limit: 16 Certificate: Elective: all certificates CEU: NOFA AOLCP: 5 Registration: online

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Farm, Factory, Family: Food Safety is Common Sense!

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Barstow’s Longview Farm, 172 Hockanum Road

Wagon tour. Food safety is the same thing you implement in your own kitchen, just on another scale. Dairy farms use the same principles! Full details.

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Farm Tour with your Senator

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barstow’s Longview Farm, 172 Hockanum Road

This free walking farm tour will be led by seventh generation farmer Denise Barstow and her guest, Massachusetts State Senator, Jo Comerford. Full details.

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