Welcome to The Farm at Stonehill!

03.16.2011 · Posted in Welcome

Ariel photo of The Farm at Stonehill

Ariel photo of The Farm at Stonehill

The Farm at Stonehill is an initiative of The Mission Division at Stonehill College and is being created to enrich students’ academic endeavors and provide them with the opportunity to actively engage in social justice issues pertaining to food in neighboring communities. Please visit this blog regularly to watch us grow and learn about volunteer opportunities!

Where is The Farm at Stonehill?

The Farm at Stonehill is located next to The Clock Farm on Rt. 138 adjacent to The Natural Resources Trust of Easton.  We will be utilizing sustainable and organic agriculture methods to ensure production of nutritious produce and healthy soils for years to come for local food pantries and community meal producers.

What is a “Food Desert?”

We have recently learned that “food desert” conditions exist in areas very close to Stonehill’s campus.  According to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, a food desert is “a place where there is not easy access, affordable access, reasonable access to fresh fruits and vegetables.”  The Farm at Stonehill aims to increase access to affordable and nutritious produce by connecting with food pantries and community kitchens in Brockton and Easton. We work with these partners to educate about the many and diverse health benefits of fresh produce.

You are invited…

We welcome members of the Stonehill campus and neighboring communities to join us on the land where we will be working to encourage wellness and sustainability.  It is our hope that this farm will provide a local and sustainable community-based solution to challenges faced by our neighbors.

Contact:

Bridget Meigs, Farm Manager
Email: mission@stonehill.edu, bmeigs@stonehill.edu