06
Mar

“How well are you representing a vibrant food movement for the 21st century?”

By Kamilah Weeks, PVGrows Contributor “How did sustainability become an issue that was so easily put in a marginal category of people who are clearly not all like everyone else? The Prius driving, NPR-[listening], pinot noir drinking, fleece wearing, upper middle class white suburban folks? That is how we are perceived as a field. We’ve...
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04
Mar

Slow Money PV Chapter to hold two Local Investing Events this Spring

Slow Money PV Chapter will co-host an Investor Briefing at Real Pickles on Wednesday, March 27, 5pm – 7pm, at the Real Pickles facility in Greenfield.  A discussion about Real Pickles’ community investment campaign and upcoming transition to a worker cooperative.  Meet the worker owners, learn more about the investment opportunity, and ask your questions about...
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03
Mar

Video of the PVGrows Forum: “A Food-Secure Pioneer Valley- from Our Fields to Our Tables”

The PVGrows Fall Forum 2012 Thanks to Jessica Tanner and Northampton Community TV for this great video. You can view video of the past 3 PVGrows Forums on our PVGrows YouTube Channel. And photos of the Forums are posted on our Facebook photo page. The PVGrows Fall Forum, entitled “A Food-Secure Pioneer Valley- from Our Fields...
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02
Mar

Recorder article on PVGrows Loan Fund – March, 2013

Greenfield, Massachusetts Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (Published in print: Thursday, March 21, 2013) Tech loans available to farms, food businesses By RICHIE DAVIS   Recorder Staff Sometimes, what farmers and food-related businesses need isn’t just money, but business savvy. That’s the premise of a new effort by PVGrows, the Deerfield-based consortium that provides a $750,000...
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21
Jun

Nine Videos from “Fast Talk About Food 2012” Lightning Talks

A showcase of innovative food system projects around the Pioneer Valley’s institutions of Higher Education. Fast Talk About Food 2012 was produced by the PVGrows Higher Education Working Group. HIGHLIGHT REEL: Featured presenters: Keep Farming Northampton (Nola Reinhardt, Faculty, Smith College) Researching a city’s existing agricultural system to improve farm sustainability and increase links between...
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13
Jun

New York Times Article About Valley Malt

Malters Bring Terroir to the Beer Bottle By PETER ANDREY SMITH The New York Times Published: June 12, 2012 [media-credit name=”Matthew Cavanaugh for the New York Times” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] REVIVAL Christian and Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt, in Hadley, Mass., are helping bring back small-scale malting. HADLEY, Mass. AT 8:30 one Monday evening, Christian Stanley...
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12
Jun

Survey Prizes

We’ll draw the names of four people (1st person gets first choice, and so on…) for the following prizes: Prize 1. One hour of free green career coaching with Alex Risley Schroeder, MA Workforce Alliance Prize 2. BOOK: “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money,” by Woody Tasch Prize 3. BOOK: “Going Local,” by Michael...
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04
May

New Working Group: Food System Job Creation

Join the *new* Food System Job Creation working group of PVGrows: Friday, May 11 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Northampton Career Center 178 Industrial Drive, Northampton This meeting will set the group’s action for the next 6 months. Join in the fun! Potential action areas are: Addressing seasonality of current agricultural jobs...
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