Environmental Stewardship

Grow food in your backyard, school yard and church yard

The ultimate fast food can be grown just steps from your back door. For help on how to plant, when to plant and what to plant, visit the University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension.  Extension agents, Massachusetts’ Master Gardeners, and publications can assist both novice and advanced gardeners in growing fruits, vegetables and even chickens. Planting Something is an organization run by Mass’ environmental horticulturists and their website has many gardening tips presented in a user-friendly and informal manner. You may also see Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) which is a non-profit organization made for all gardeners, consumers, organizations and individuals who are passionate about healthy foods and a healthy environment. For more information, see the pages on Community Gardens in Sustainable Landscaping.