The land on which Amherst College and Book & Plow stand, the land we lovingly cultivate, is Nonotuck land. We also recognize the neighboring Indigenous nations: the Nipmuc and the Wampanoag to the East, the Mohegan and the Pequot to the South, the Mohican to the West, and the Abenaki to the North.
The center of the operation is located at the Core Site, where you will find our greenhouse, an 0.5 of vegetables and flowers, 0.5 acres of cover crops, fruit trees, a perennial garden, and some beautiful views. This field was selected because it is within walking distance of Amherst College.
The address of the core site is 425 South East Street at the top of Tuttle Hill. Most of the vegetable production occurs on Mill lane, at the River and Valley Fields. In 2021, we will be cultivating 4.5 acres of vegetables, 12 acres of cover crops, and 30 acres of pasture.