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UMass Amherst Libraries

Mass Aggie Seed Library

Resources of Western MA


Seeds of Solidarity Education Center is a non-profit organization in Orange, MA that is devoted to education and outreach.

NOFA Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association

Western Mass Pollinator Networks resources to learn pollinator best practices for yard and garden, roadside and riverbank, and under solar panels.

Amherst becomes a designated pollinator-friendly community.

Ox and Robin Seeds in Montague, MA.  Article in the January 28th, 2021 issue of the Montague Reporter section B1.

Massachusetts Resources

 United States Department of Agriculture Hardiness zone maps

Of Interest

The Periodic Table of Food Initiative A global effort to create a reference database of the composition and the function of food we eat, and to catalyze scientific breakthroughs to revolutionize human health, agriculture, nutrition and food sectors.

Experimental Farm Network  The Experimental Farm Network (EFN) works to facilitate collaborative plant breeding and sustainable agriculture research in order to fight global climate change, preserve the natural environment, and ensure food security for humanity into the distant future. We believe participatory plant breeding on a massive scale can lead to breakthroughs to help us not only adapt to climate change, but one day actually stabilize the climate.