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Some Berkshire Farms to Receive Aerial Crop Planting

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.

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Adams Farm Receiving $50K Grant to Help Expand

Fourth-generation farmer Jane Burnett said the farm, which is in the Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program, received a slice of a $400,000 grant given to five farms throughout the state through the APR Improvement Program. The $50,000 will be used to build a garage to store and maintain equipment. Sixth-generation farmer and Burnett's grandson Zachary Bantle said the garage will help lower maintenance costs and allow the equipment to be worked on indoors instead of on the ground.

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Berkshire County 4-H Holds Awards & Recognition Event

More than 100 people gathered at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires on Dec. 6 for the Berkshire County 4-H Community's annual awards and recognition event. The candy factory-themed night was to celebrate achievements by 4-H members. Opening rem

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New Permaculture Biz Plots Expanded Local Food Supply

"The tide is turning. More people now want to leave this world better than they found it." — Jay Allard

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Pownal Hops Grower Sets Tours, Opens Brewing Supply Shop

"It's about time we open the place up and show people what we're doing." — Peter Hopkins

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St. Stan's Pupils Learning How Gardens Grow

"The kids really are interested and they get to work in the dirt. Every kid likes to play in the dirt." — Norman Jette

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Vermont Farmers Provide North Adams With Its First Winter CSA Program

"We started on a very small scale, mostly for ourselves to extend the season." — John Primmer

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