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    Farmers as Mentors: The secret to a successful IPM program

    Scouting for Pests and IPM

  • Ana Lois, 4-H member from Southwick babysits infant

    Massachusetts 4-H Trains 1,000 Babysitters Every Year

    Babysitting is serious fun

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    (Bird) Songs of our Cities

    Researching Urban Bird Habitat

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Field testing at MA Envirothon
May 22, 2017

LINCOLN, Mass., May 18, 2017 – The message from teenagers who participated in this year’s Massachusetts Envirothon environmental education program was clear: local agriculture is booming in Massachusetts. For the past school year, they’ve been researching farming in their communities – from urban community gardens to rural orchards and pastures, from row crops to working forests – and assessing its benefits and its effects on local land and water resources, ecosystems and biodiversity.

lilacs bloom on UMass Amherst campus
May 15, 2017

In mid-May, Professor Amanda Bayer, who specializes in plant materials at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, led a campus tour of over 35 ornamental trees and shrubs. The two-hour tour left attendees surprised and amazed at the botanical treasures and landscape beauty the campus offers.

Mary Ratnaswamy and Melissa Ocana accept 2017 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award
May 9, 2017

The Massachusetts Wildlife Climate Action Tool partnership was awarded a 2017 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award at the National Adaptation Forum in St, Paul, Minnesota on May 8. University of Massachusetts project manager, Melissa Ocana, accepted the award on behalf of the partnership.   

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