Grand Opening Celebration!
845 West Street, Amherst
Saturday, October 1
FREE - No registration required.
We welcome you and your family to join us as we premier our new Living Building and launch a new era of environmental education programs. Our grand opening celebration is open to all and will feature:
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Migration parade - Starting at 10am
From 525 S. Pleasant Street to 845 West Street
2 1/2 miles - shuttle return available
Opening ceremony - Starting at 12pm
At our new home - 845 West Street (Route 116)
Activities for the whole family - 12:30-4pm
Children's games & investigations - food truck- ice cream social - building tours - nature walks - meet the animals & more!
While the morning migration parade is not accessible, we currently offer three dedicated accessible parking spaces and walkways around the building. Our building supports accessible access throughout. Future trail planing includes accessible access, but trails are only roughed in at this point.
SPANISH LANGUAGE TRANSLATION
We will have 3 translators available on site during the grand opening for translation during building tours and nature walks.
More at www.hitchcockcenter.org. Questions? Call (413) 256-6006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE FARM CSA AT THE FALL FESTIVAL!
Come down to the Hampshire College Farm for an afternoon of live music, local food, and fun for all on Saturday October 22nd from Noon to 4pm. Students, families, friends, and community members are all invited to this free event during Family and Friends Weekend. Parking is located in the Enfield and Greenwich parking lot on campus and the new Hitchcock Center parking lot next to the farm. Follow signs and walk through the woodland paths to the farm.
Enjoy live performances from talented students, alums, and local musicians from noon-4 p.m.
featuring FREDDY & THE YETIS (cover set), RAMONA, BIRD.BIRD, and CARINAE
Come down for lunch and enjoy delicious local food available for purchase from Laughing Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza, Wheelhouse Farm Truck, and Beets & Barley (vegan/vegetarian) all featuring fresh produce from the campus farm. Plus, the amazing Florence Pie Bar will have incredible sweet and savory pies, also featuring Hampshire Farm ingredients!
A student artisan market will be located in the CSA Barn at the farm. Come support your friends and purchase awesome art!
There's something for everyone at the fall festival:
Self-guided farm tours
and of course...Llama gazing
PIZZA MAKING WORKSHOP (and food and sustainability discussion!)
Please join Executive Chef Michael Boucher and Manager of Strategic Initiatives Nicole Cardwell from Bon Appétit Management Company, for a pizza making workshop and discussion about food and sustainability! We'll each learn how to make dough, and have the opportunity to stretch and create our own pizzas. Over dinner, we'll have a discussion about food and sustainability at Hampshire.
WEDNESDAY, October 26th @ 5:00 pm
Location: Dining Commons, middle room
Space is limited. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/hampshire-pizza and for more information, contact Nicole at Nicole.Cardwell@bamco.com
Join us for a Volunteer Work Day At the Hungry Ghost Bakery Sunday, October 30
10:00 - 4:00
The area in front of the Hungry Ghost Bakery is being transformed into a unique garden planted entirely with medicinal plants. When completed, this garden will also contain a small stone amphitheater providing space for gatherings and performances.
On Sunday October 30, you are invited to help prepare the site and plant almost 300 perennials. Please join the fun for this day of bed preparation and planting. All of the perennials going in the ground have been selected not only for their high medicinal value, but also for their strong aesthetic beauty.
This community volunteer day will be in a workshop format. Herbalist Chris Marano of Clearpath Herbals (www.clearpathherbals.com) will offer information about the medicinal qualities of the plants we will be planting. Owen Wormser of Abound Design (www.abounddesign.com) will discuss the project design and will share details relating to planting. The workshop will kick off at 10:00 but Chris and Owen will also be sharing information and will be available for questions all throughout the day.
Everyone is invited to come by and participate, even if you're just dropping by to watch the progress. This garden is only possible because of strong community support. No experience is required and all skills and abilities are welcome. Tools will be provided, but if you are able, bring a shovel. We look forward to seeing you there and please pass on the word!
About this Project
This project is organized by Pioneer Valley based non-profit, Local Harmony. Landscape design has been provided by Abound Design (www.abounddesign.com). Funding for materials, organization and design is being raised from within the immediate community, including generous support from Smith College. Almost all aspects of this project will be installed by volunteers, with the exception of some of the stone work. Plants and materials are provided with no mark-up by Local Harmony and the beautiful native stone for the amphitheater has been kindly donated by Ashfield Stone (www.ashfieldstone.com). Once this garden is completed, it will become a sister garden to Clearpath Herbals' (www.clearpathherbals.com) existing medicinal gardens located in Montague.
We are in the final stages of fundraising to cover the remaining costs of this project. If you are able to offer financial support, donations can be made online at www.localharmony.org/hungry-ghost-bakery or directly through the Hungry Ghost Bakery.