Despite an April 1st snow storm, it looks like spring is finally here. We’ll be heading into the Belchertown woods on April 16th and you could come too. On that day, participants in “Women Sustaining Woodlands” (a Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop) will learn how to read the woods, talk to foresters and help draw up plans that will shape those woodlands for recreation, wildlife, income from timber sales, or all of the above. Many of the women who participate in the workshop work in woodlands management through conservation commissions, land trusts, or community boards. Many others own their own lands. All of them are interested in keeping our woodlands healthy. Want to join us? There is still space but preregistration is required.
This workshop won’t be a day at the beach – but it will certainly be a walk in the woods!
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October posted on Oct 29
October’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Steve Golson who photographed his Hereford beef cattle at Sorli Farm in Carlisle. Sorli Farm has been operated by three generations of the Sorli family since 1745. The family purchased the land in 1914, so it’s fitting that …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October
Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30
Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.
The View from Massachusetts posted on Sep 17
While Massachusetts can claim significant success in urban river revitalization, dam removal, cranberry bog naturalization and stream flow restoration, globally there are daunting challenges to restore highly impacted or vanishing ecosystems that will test the acumen of ecologists, engineers and politicians for years to come.