Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Permaculture Initiative sprouts new garden

By Tom Barnes

September 6, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The workers at the University of Massachusetts Permaculture Initiative spent the summer both raking the ground as they planted a new garden next to Berkshire Dining Commons and raking in awards. The new garden changed the sloping hillside outside the cafeteria from an “er...

Gardeners spends summer digging in the dirt

By Chelsie Field

September 6, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

When the University of Massachusetts campus emptied itself for the summer, recent graduate Tripper O’Mara stayed to play in the dirt. Along with a handful of other workers, O’Mara spent his summer on campus breaking up soil come rain or shine as part of the UMass Permaculture Ini...

UMass dashes and dines

By Ardee Napolitano

April 23, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Over 600 people gathered in front of Berkshire Dining Commons Saturday morning to partake in the University of Massachusetts’ third-annual 5K Dash and Dine. Sponsored by the University’s Auxiliary Services, the event ho...

Brazil’s consul general in Boston to visit UMass today

By Staff

November 15, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

Ambassador Fernando de Mello Barreto, Brazil’s consul general in Boston, will visit campus today to talk about the economy of Brazil, current events and Brazilian students who study abroad. To welcome the diplomat, dining...

Creative measures bring Permaculture garden to Southwest

By Brian Canova

November 6, 2011

Filed under News

The UMass Amherst Permaculture program began work on its second permaculture garden, which is located between Berkshire Dining Commons, the Bank of America ATM, and the Southwest Horseshoe last Friday. The garden, located on...

New Permaculture Garden, local food topics of first UMass Sustainability Fair

By Dan Peltier

November 1, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

The construction of a new permaculture garden at the Berkshire Dining Commons, as well as different ways that members of the campus community can do contribute to make the University of Massachusetts more sustainable, were showcased...