Two great Mass. farm projects for January

Cathy will be leading a session called “Histories of Health Foods: Learning from the Past” at the 32nd Annual NOFAMass Winter Conference in Worcester on Saturday, Jan 12, 2019. Here’s the full program!

And Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester, MA is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to build a new all-seasons barn (see drawing above) for its great programming. They’re working on a challenge in January to match $250,000 given by a generous donor. Cathy is looking forward to working with them in future on some public history projects that illuminate suburban/urban food and farm relationships around Boston over the past 150 years. It’s a wonderful site, and well worth supporting!



History as the missing ingredient

Welcome to the website for Michelle Moon and Cathy Stanton’s new book Public History and the Food System: Adding the Missing Ingredient, due to be published by Routledge in early fall 2017.

Return here for updates, including a sample chapter, excerpts from the practitioner interviews that are included in the book, and space for networking with others who are interested in moving toward engaged and innovative modes of interpreting food and farming.

BTW, the beautiful image above, which appears on the cover of the book, was taken by photographer Jeremy Mundth. It shows an outdoor art piece entitled “Cribs,” created by artist Brenda Baker for the Wormfarm Institute‘s Farm/Art DTour at its annual Fermentation Fest in Wisconsin.