2018 Winter Blitz Helps Local Residents Prepare for Winter

On Saturday, November 11th, almost 150 students from Williams College, Bennington College, and MCLA participated in the eleventh annual Winter Blitz. The Zilkha Center supplies the event with weatherization materials, including spray foam, reusable window kits, door sweeps, and pipe insulation. Participating students worked in teams to weatherize 40 houses… Continue reading »

Weekly Sustainable Lunch

Natalie and Daniel introducing the meal they’ve created. Beets are a recurring favorite Every Thursday, the Zilkha Center interns gather together in the Environmental Center’s kitchen to share a lunch. The interns rotate cooking duties, and every meal is crafted with sustainable ingredients sourced from our… Continue reading »

Williamstown’s Table-to-Farm Composting Initiative

Design by Jessica Chen, Williams College Class of 2019 ‘Table to Farm’ adds twist to farm-to-table movement BY BRAD JOHNSON “Farm to table” has become a familiar phrase in the Berkshire lexicon as more and more area restaurants emphasize the procurement and use of local produce and food products… Continue reading »

Keeping Up with Elayne Elliott

Mike, Marshall, Claudia, & Elayne at the AASHE conference in San Antonio Time sure does fly. It feels like just last week that Elayne was arriving in Williamstown, starting to learn the job, and immediately involved in supervising a number of summer interns. Over the past nine months, not… Continue reading »

Holiday Farmers Market at Towne Field House

  Stop by Towne Field House on Sunday (12/17) between 10am-2pm for the 9th annual Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers Market. Shop for your holiday feast, grab lunch, enjoy some live music, and catch up with friends and farmers. Admission is always free and SNAP/EBT is accepted. For more info,… Continue reading »

Take and Eat Brings Meals to Williamstown Elderly

Abby Rampone ’17 (L) and Catherine H.M. Tan ’18 (R) cooking on a Saturday night, Photo by Alexis Jones ’19 Since September of 2015, Take and Eat has been an effort from the Williams College Chaplain’s Office and Williams College InterFaith with one simple goal: to provide meals to… Continue reading »

Local Farms Hiring Summer Interns

A couple nearby farms have part and full-time summer employment opportunities Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown We are hiring for several positions, in particular: We’re trying to get help in the creamery – ideally a long term position of a co-cheesemaker or year-long apprentice but are also… Continue reading »

Community Climate Fund: Local carbon reduction projects

I just can’t seem to stay away from Amherst (really, the Pioneer Valley more broadly), and it’s not the wider range of restaurants and good coffee that are drawing me there. I’m recently taken my second work-related trip to the Pioneer Valley in as many weeks. Williams, Amherst, Smith, Hampshire… Continue reading »

Williamstown Farmers Market – Opens May 20th

This upcoming Saturday is Opening Day for the Williamstown Farmers Market. This year, the market is expanding its produce and prepared food offerings with four new vendors for a total of 29 regular vendors. For a complete vendor listing visit Among the new vendors, certified organic Mighty… Continue reading »

Large Scale Renewable Electricity Projects

Williams, Amherst, Smith, Hampshire (and sometimes UMass Amherst) are working on several joint projects – we’re hoping to amplify our impact, and we help keep each other sane and on track. One project we’re calling the Community Climate Fund.  (Read more about it here.) The other is related… Continue reading »

Eco-Advisor Feature: Jane Tekin

Check out our earlier feature of Eco-Advisor Haley Bosse ’20 here!    Jane Tekin ‘19’s commitment to environmentalism has taken her from English classes to the Bahamas. As a 2016-17 Eco-Advisor, she approaches environmentalism from a humanities perspective, writing that she hopes to “change the [campus] aesthetic so… Continue reading »

Holiday Farmers Market

Berkshire Grown will host the Holiday Farmers’ Market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18 at Williams College Towne Field House (82 Latham Street in Williamstown). This popular event features locally grown and produced foods and gifts, plus live music, lunch fare, and activities for children. Admission is free. Continue reading »

Williamstown Holiday Farmers Market

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., November 13, 2015—Berkshire Grown will host Holiday Farmers’ Markets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 22 and December 20 at the Williams College Towne Field House (82 Latham Street). More than 50 vendors will be at each market, coming from Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York. Continue reading »

UMass Amherst Permaculture Conference 2013

by Lucy Bergwall ’15, Sara Clark ’15, Robin Gimm ’14, and Josh Morrison ’16 On a Tuesday in late June, Zilkha Center interns Lucy Bergwall ’15, Sara Clark ’15, Robin Gimm ’14, and Josh Morrison ’16 along with Brent Wasser, manager of the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program, piled into… Continue reading »