Outings and Events
Kestrel holds monthly outings to help you explore the Valley. These are open to the public: Just sign up so we know you’re coming! (Free or pay what you wish to help support our programs.) We also hold workshops for landowners and other events as well.
Please Note: RSVPs for weekend outings MUST be received before 5 pm on the Friday prior to the outing. Thank you!
Community Farm Tour: The Future of Food
In the Valley, we’re fortunate to have excellent farmlands and a strong agricultural economy. But farming is still a challenging endeavor, and the land itself can be expensive and hard to come by. The non-profit “community farm” model is an innovative approach to this challenge.
On July 30 from 10 am - noon, join Kestrel and the North Amherst Community Farm (NACF) for an inside look at this approach, with a tour of Simple Gifts Farm. Farmer Dave Tepfer will walk us through the workings of the farm, including vegetable and livestock production, and share how community involvement supports it.
Stay after the tour for complimentary “pick your own” flowers & herbs or get your hands dirty and help the farm’s CSA members with a Garlic Harvest workday until 1 pm.
Suggested donation: $5 - $10 per person
RSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About NACF: A local not-for-profit organization devoted to preserving farmland and promoting sustainable farming practices in Amherst. The organization owns the farmland and provides a long-term, affordable lease to the farmers. In 2005, Kestrel Land Trust worked with NACF to permanently conserve the land, which is leased to Simple Gifts Farm, a for-profit entity that operates an organic CSA.
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