Category Archives: Agriculture

Regional Food and Agriculture

MA.food.system.cover.4.GAAttention to our local and regional “foodsheds” has never been more widespread or more important, given impacts of climate disruption, loss of farmland to development, pollution of aquifers, degradation of soils from decades of chemical farming, and increasing periods of drought experienced by areas of the country we once regarded as our national and endlessly productive larders.

Massachusetts state, local, and regional organizations and staff have worked diligently over the last decade or so to evaluate our regional productivity, consider its strengths and weaknesses, and plan for increased food self-sufficiency in coming decades. One major culmination of that work is the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan, a report developed in 2014 and 2015 with input from more than 1,500 people. See the report and the (shorter) summary at http://mafoodsystem.org/plan.

Planet Chillers: 2014 Siemens Team

The Planet Chillers came to Green Acton in the Spring of 2014. They spoke to us about the impact of food choices on climate change. Continue reading

Background: Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market

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Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market (ABFM)

Seasons run mid-June through late October

10am–1pm • Pearl Street • West Acton
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Agriculture

Agriculture that’s local and sustainable is at the nexus of many of Green Acton’s interests and concerns — mitigation of climate disruption; clean air, soil, and water; waste reduction; and verdant and vibrant ecosystems. Continue reading