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Submitted by Monica R. Cesinger on Wednesday, 10/22/2014, at 10:55 AM

Friends of Book and Plow Farm is the official student affiliation group for Book and Plow Farm, an organic farm run off Amherst land, feeding Amherst students, and fostering discussion and education about sustainable agriculture. 


The Mission: Support and work with Book & Plow Farm as it strives to sustain and nourish the academic community by providing high quality produce, to act as an educational resource through discourse and direct action around food, food security and sustainability, and to act in the best interest of the natural ecosystem and replenish the soil for long term sustainability.


Sign up for our newsletter today at http://www.bookandplowfarm.com/mailing-list/


Volunteer Hours:


Volunteers are welcome Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


We always meet at the start of these times at the greenhouse located at 425 S. East St in Amherst.  We tend to move from the greenhouse to the fields so show up at the start if you don't want to miss out!  


If you are interested in getting your dorm, sports team, or affilation group out to the  farm for a work day, please email bookandplowfarm@gmail.com


To get involved in Work Study:

Email bookandplowfarm@gmail.com with your 

Student ID number, a schedule of your availability during the week, and the positions you are interested in.

Those three things gets you into the Book & Plow Work Study Position.  

Now, to get paid:

Go to: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/student_employment 

Email narobinson@amherst.edu with your




Spots are limited.  Its first come, first served and preference will be given to those who have worked or volunteered at the farm before.

Get your info in!


Please contact Monica Cesinger at mcesinger15@amherst.edu or bookandplowfarm@gmail.com with any qestions!