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Grow Food Northampton mobilizes community members and facilitates their exchange of resources and knowledge about all aspects of creating a just local food and farming system, including:

  • How to grow, access, prepare, and enjoy nutrient-rich food grown sustainably right here where we live;
  • Cross-cultural foodways and culinary and agricultural practices;
  • How to steward soil, land, pollinators, and the environment to maximize biodiversity and build climate resilience and adaptation;
  • Racialized harms, historical and current, in the U.S. food system, and paths to repair; and
  • Ways in which to participate in the local food system.

“{The first graders at Jackson St. School} had a great time pulling out beets and carrots, and triumphantly held up their harvest after working the soil to pull out the crops… They also were very excited to see the cows, bulls and pigs.  And they had fun munching on kale leaves on our way back to the bus.  It was also pretty special to meet the Mayor, Representative Jim McGovern, and Representative Peter Kocot!

After our trip we washed and peeled the carrots and enjoyed a healthy snack.  This week is the Jackson St. School Harvest Week, and we will be baking carrot muffins with the rest of the carrots for the Harvest Festival on Friday.  Thank you for funding and hosting our field trip!”

Mary Bates, Teacher

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