Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Permaculture spreads to local elementary schools

By David Barnstone

November 15, 2012

Two apple trees planted outside of Wildwood Elementary School in late October marked the start of a new partnership between Amherst elementary schools and the University of Massachusetts Permaculture Initiative. The fruit trees...

Permaculture Initiative sprouts new garden

By Tom Barnes

September 6, 2012

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

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...

From Grass to Food to White House

By Alexa Jones

March 12, 2012

I probably voted about a hundred times for UMass Permaculture to go to the White House. And they deserve to go; from the few chances I got to volunteer at the garden, I noticed all of the people on the committee were extremely...

Sustaining Haiti through permaculture

By Emily Felder

December 1, 2011

Over Thanksgiving break I told my grandfather that I was making a documentary on Haitian agriculture and permaculture gardening, and how to effectively implement sustainability practices into its economy. He rolled his eyes ...

UMass permaculture garden dedicated and praised

By Stephen Hewitt

October 2, 2011

Matt Modica/Collegian The story of a group of University of Massachusetts students who set out to initiate the construction of the school’s first permaculture garden a year ago is a remarkable one, but it’s only the begin...

New permaculture garden makes progress

By Karissa Hamblet

November 18, 2010

As the constant stream of construction continues around the University of Massachusetts, a notable change in the landscape is taking place outside Franklin Dining Commons – the Franklin Permaculture Garden has recen...