Madeleine Charney
  • Amherst, MA
  • United States
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What is your full name (first and last)?
Madeleine Charney
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How would you characterize the place where you live?
What is your primary organization affiliation?
UMass Amherst Libraries
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Writer for NofaMass News; Co-founder and co-host of "Farm to Fork: The Pioneer Valley's Local Food and Agriculture Show" (2005-2010); U.S.Agricultural Information Network; PVGrows Steering Committee; Book Review Editor for Journal of Agricultural and Food Information
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What aspect of food and agriculture are you most passionate about?
Connecting people to useful and relevant information about food and agriculture. Preservation of New England farms.

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Have you heard about this new program?


From their web site:

The vision for FoodCorps is to recruit young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems. Once stationed, FoodCorps members will build Farm to School supply chains, expand food system and nutrition education programs, and build and tend school food gardens.

The ultimate goal of the organization is to increase the health and prosperity of vulnerable children,…


Posted on February 14, 2011 at 2:54pm

Small Farm Business Guide (seeking feedback)

Hello NESAWG friends,


If you have a a spare moment, please take a look at this new UMass Library guide for Small Farm Business.


Let me know where you see areas needing improvement. Or perhaps recommend a website.

I know you're super busy so just a quick glance will do.

Thanks so much in…


Posted on February 3, 2011 at 3:33pm

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At 1:45pm on February 15, 2011, Jessica said…
Madeline, Thanks for the invite. I look forward to checking it out. Hope all is well with you! -Jessica
At 9:12pm on February 14, 2011, Catherine said…

Hi Madeline,

Thanks so much for the invitation to join NESAWG. To answer your question about what Mass Craft is, they are formally called Eastern Massachusetts CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training). I'm not a very active member, but am a subscriber to their always bustling email list. You can sign up for this email list here--lots of postings from MA farmers and conservationists--everything from job and event listings to information on blight and specific crop questions to info on how to put up a hoop house. Very active group here in Mass.


I'll investigate the PVGrows event that you recommended. Sounds great! Thanks again!





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Map of the Month: Farm Loss, 2007-2012

Each red dot on this Census of Agriculture map represents 20 farms that are no more, and each blue dot represents 20 new farms. In just five years, the US experienced a net loss of 90,000 farms. (Download as a PDF to magnify.)


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