By Emma Pampanin
As a storm comes blowingon the fields that we've been sowingthe potential keeps growingfor destruction.
Like a galaxy of rolling wavesthe earths ebb and flowbears fruit and poisonexuberance and painthe strength of the waves will showand then pull back the same.
A patternof calm followed by razeas the nights turn into daysand as we come to knowthe graphical demonstrationof the organic representationof watching a garden grow.
By Emily Round
At the entrance to UMass Amherst’s University Health Center there is a garden full of beautiful flowers and plants. Unlike many gardens, however, this one is full of medicinal herbs with uses ranging from curing toothaches to boosting your immune system. The University Health Services Medicinal Herb Garden was planted jointly by UHS and Physical Plant Landscaping this past May and has been thriving in the summer sun. Here’s a quick look at a couple of the herbs growing there!
How’s your summer been? Mine has been full of conferences, meetings, planning—and a small vacation. This blog post is a collection of observations, thoughts, and ideas from campus and beyond.
It is August already! You have heard this before, but time sure does go by fast when you are having fun. The weather this summer has been very pleasant - not too hot and not too cold (except for a few times). We have had a good amount of rainfall and the garden is looking magnificent. There is only one month left until the little city known as UMass Amherst returns to full capacity. And that is very exciting for us who are working for UMass Permaculture!
There are many things we are working on in preparation for the fall. This includes:
By Renate Robertson
By Meg Little
July has been an active and exciting month for UMass Permaculture! While tending to the plants, soil, and dogs vomit(add attachment), we have also had the pleasure of bringing in kids groups from the surrounding area to have some fun and learn about permaculture. Groups ranging from Shutesbury Elementary, Marks Meadow Summer Action Program, and Amherst Community Child Care, among others have joined us in our garden, totaling six groups in all since the onset of summer.
Several managers of UMass dining team and I headed to Dallas recently for the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) conference. We look forward to the annual conference for gathering information, learning from the peers, renewing friendships, and having fun. This year was not different.
By Emily Round