What’s a “Healthy Farm?”

By Kristina Kalolo, FALPC Intern Recently the Union of Concerned Scientists released a report that puts forth a vision for U.S. agriculture that aligns with more sustainable practices in farming, as opposed to the industrial model that has been practiced over the past several decades. Defining the “industrial” agriculture system as collaboration between science and […]

NOFA & Worcester

Guest Post By Jenna Wills, FALPC Intern For this post Jenna spoke with Julie Rawson, Executive Director of NOFA/Mass. The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) is a regional organization that has chapters in MA, CT, NY, NJ, VT, and RI. Their missionis to: “[to “foster] a community including farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, landscapers and consumers working […]


Pancakes at the Farm!

Last weekend we bundled ourselves and our little boy up and headed to Heifer International’s Overlook Farm Learning Center in Rutland. I’m embarrassed to admit this was my first trip to the farm even after living here for several years and being a passionate advocate of sustainable agriculture here and abroad. It was all just […]

Welcome to the Blog!

Welcome to the blog of the Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council!  Here we’ll share information and opinions on food and active living related news, events, policy, organizations, and more!  We hope to feature guest bloggers from local and state-level organizations on a regular basis, as well as feature exciting model policy work from […]