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UMass Fruit and Vegetable Team
Mar 5, 2015

Mentor Farm growers across the state met on March 4 with the UMass Extension Fruit and Vegetable team to evaluate successes and challenges to their collaborative work in 2014 with Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Members of the UMass team met with 10 farms at the beginning of the 2014 growing season to identify pests and problems and to set IPM goals.

Arboriculturist in tree
Mar 3, 2015

If you are interested in urban forestry, tree conservation and the environment, plan to attend an annual one-day conference at UMass Amherst in Bowker Auditorium (Stockbridge Hall) on Tuesday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This conference is designed to provide the latest practice and research-based information to those who care for community trees: arborists, urban foresters/planners, tree wardens, municipal managers/employees, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee volunteers.

Alex-Risley Schroeder leads group discussion
Feb 5, 2015

Markers flew across flipcharts as a highly-engaged audience of about 110 people came together during a Listening Session for the Massachusetts Food System Plan held on Tuesday, February 3 at UMass Amherst. The purpose was to provide the official planning team a wide variety of perspectives regarding ways to improve the state’s food system.  A statewide plan, incorporating input from stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth, has been in the works since July, 2014 and a draft is scheduled to be ready for review by policymakers in December.

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