Food is not just sustenance for the human body, but can be for an entire neighborhood.
That's what a group of community organizers in the Morningside area believe. The Morningside Up initiative is what has came out of a $75,000 planning grant from the Kresge Foundation and those involved are now patiently waiting for the fall to see if another round of funding will take their plans and turn them into reality.
Thomas Olsen grew up on a farm in Norway.
Then in 1923 he and his wife Randi immigrated to the United States, landing in New York. But the city life wasn't for him. He told his wife, "it's no way for a man to live" and every week he'd stash money aside in hopes to move to the country.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Farms in Adams, Cheshire, Lanesborough, North Adams, Sheffield, West Stockbridge and Williamstown will be seeding a little differently this August.
Instead of establishing a cover crop by hand, a helicopter will plant winter rye grass seed from above.