Norwottuck Rail Trail - Edible Corridor, Hadley
The Norwottuck Rail Trail connects Amherst and Hadley to the larger regional bike path system of Northampton and beyond. Imagine endless miles of fruit trees and community gardens, accessible by bike, linking a patchwork of biodiverse, resilient and vibrant communities! Our work along this section of the trail begins in Hadley at a number of business whose backyards abut the trail as a series of 'edible exits' - signs along the trail inviting bikers to stop at small forest gardens along the way. We're aiming to plant this summer at Tran's World Food Market and the Chinese Immersion Charter School, and would like to connect with Longhollow Bison Farm, Hadley Garden Ctr., and more. Does your backyard abut the bath? Get in touch!
Nagle Walkway - Edible Corridor along the Manhan Rail Trail, Northampton
The Manhan Rail Trail connects Southampton, Easthampton, Hadley, Amherst, Northampton, Florence and Williamsburg. Imagine an edible corridor, connecting communities in the valley while inspiring creative, productive use of the commons.Our work centers on the Nagle Walkway, connecting the Round House parking lot, Conz st and Pleasant St: planting over 80 grape vines, 6 vegetable beds and a dozen fruit trees along this high-traffic pathway. Future work can extend the plantings and possible remediation to Union Station and beyond!