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  • Conserving Massachusetts’ Family Forests

    August 10, 2021
    Like Robert Frost’s character in “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Paul Catanzaro, extension associate professor and state extension forester, has been captivated by the forest most of his life. He recalls years of snowshoeing and canoeing through Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada on church youth group trips, which cultivated his passion for forests. These early experiences evolved into his life’s work.  He is rightfully viewed as one of the state’s most ardent... Read more »
  • Learn about Heat Pumps with Free Online Training

    May 18, 2021

    Join our partner program Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership for an in-depth introduction to heat pump technology and basics on how to identify good applications and get started with heat pump projects, with a focus on commercial applications.  This free, 3-hour, online training session will be held on June 16.  Get additional details and register here.

  • Twilight Meeting Series on Water Issues on the Farm Kicks off this Week

    September 14, 2020
    Agricultural Water Twilight Series The UMass Extension Vegetable Program is offering a series of online twilight meetings all about water! We will welcome extension specialists and farmers from Massachusetts and beyond to cover a range of water-related topics. Part I: Water Use Regulations, Water Monitoring Tools, and Efficient Irrigation Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Speakers: Rachel Schattman, UMaine Agroecology Lab - Water use regulations in New... Read more »
  • UMass Experts Offer Advice

    July 27, 2020
    “The climate of the Northeast is changing. Temperatures of the region increased by almost 2 degrees F since 1895 and precipitation increased by 5 inches (more than 10% per decade). Growing seasons lengthened by more than a week. These gradual changes are punctuated by more hot days, fewer cold days, and more intense rain.”   So begins a 2015 comprehensive assessment conducted by the Northeast Climate Hub of USDA (based at UNH) and the Northern Forests Climate Hub of USDA. This... Read more »
  • Mass ECAN panel field questions during Urban Ecosystems Resilience session

    Ecosystem Climate Adaption Conference Held at Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst

    November 14, 2019
    The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, along with other sponsors, hosted the Massachusetts Ecosystem Climate Adaptation Network’s third annual conference on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Mount Ida campus of UMass Amherst. The conference was designed to serve as a venue to shape conversation about ecosystem resilience, for participants to reflect on their own work, to boost morale and to network. This year’s highlights included brainstorming on how to bring an ecosystems approach... Read more »

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